My son had some questions about fireworks, and so we put together some cool videos to watch.

We started by finding a good fireworks show to watch. There’s a wealth of videos out there, we settled on this one:

Then we found this great video about the behind the scenes of how fireworks shows are set up

And that was followed by a video that filmed the launch site

Finally we finished up with an old favorite – how fireworks are made:

Further Questions

Could you build a multicolored firework? The examples in the videos seemed contain only a single color of ‘stars’. Do they not mix well, or do they just not look good? Maybe a firework show designer would just rather synchronize multiple fireworks.

Further Activities

The games Roller Coaster Tycoon 3 and the newer Planet Coaster have a firework designer.


All the fireworks going off at once

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