EXPLOSIVE CHEMISTRY ACADEMY LETS KIDS CREATE FIREWORKS
Tags: us_KS, education, explosion, environmental, fireworks, sodium_bicarbonate
GREENBUSH, Ks - Usually kids are warned not to play with fireworks but exactly the opposite is happening at the Greenbush Education Center. Middle school kids are even making their own fireworks at the Explosive Chemistry Academy.
"It's four teaspoons of powdered sugar, one teaspoon of baking soda," Kenzie Heatherly goes through what sounds like a cake recipe but add a sprits of alcohol and a lighter and the faces of kids like Isabella Walsh light up with excitement. They're create their own exploding snakes.
Isabella said, "It'skind of cool. We use it for baking and you can think of it, you're eating something that could explode. It's kind of cool."
Joey Flessner exclaimed, "I love this camp! It's really fun."
They dissect snappers or poppers by unwrapping or cutting them open.
And they disassembled cracklers to find "pieces of silver fulmates," explained Heatherly.
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