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Chai and Why? The Science of Fireworks

Activity by Arnab Bhattacharya   |   added on Sep 14, 2011   |   India Official_iyc_logo

Sponsor(s): Tata Institute of Fundamental Research, Mumbai, India

Celebrate Diwali with the TIFR Outreach team in our two-part Chai and Why?series this October! From the simple diya to the precisely calibrated assembly of chemicals that go in to produce the spectacular effects in fireworks, we look at the science behind the festival of light.

 

Chai and Why? is a Science Cafe' series run by the Tata Institute of Fundamental Research, TIFR in Mumbai India. In October, India celebrates the most important festival of Diwali, which is festival of light, and is usually accompanied by lighting lamps, and also with a lot of fireworks.

From the simple diya to the precisely calibrated assembly of chemicals that go in to produce the spectacular effects in fireworks, we look at the science behind the festival of light. We will have a demonstration of how different elements give colour to flames and fireworks etc.

This is a two part series, we will have mostly lecture/discussion in the Prithvi Theatre auditorium on Oc.t 2nd, and follow it up with more demos/outdoor experiments in Ruparel college on Oct. 16.

Please see www.facebook.com/chaiandwhy for all the details.


Topic: demonstrations, chemistry education, fireworks Audience: students, general public, educators, teachers, school children
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