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FIREWORK DESIGNER

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Rachel McKernan

on 6 September 2014

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Transcript of FIREWORK DESIGNER

FIREWORK DESIGNER
Who are They?
1. Need a Masters or PHD
in Chemistry
3. Chemists specialize in working with chemical compounds
2.give off brilliant colors
when heated.

Where do Firework Designer's Work

1. work for concert/ major theme parks(Disney)
2. PGI - Pyrotechnics Guild International. Club for hobbyist and professionals

History of a Firework
1. 1,000 years ago
2. Chinese monk
3. gunpowder in bamboo stick thrown into fire
4. used in religous ceremonies
5. Scared off "Ghosts"
5. colors in Italian Renaissance
7. Today: shell, explosive, and fuse
How Do Fireworks light?
1. mainly made of metal salts and metal oxides that react
2.heated and atoms absorb energy
3.electons rearrange from low to high energy
4. back to low, energy emits light
5. Firework designers combine the metal salts and metal oxides
Firework Of Life
1. FTI consulting incorporation
2. Penn. 2 - 1 Pittsburgh and 1 Philadelphia
3. 94 around U.S.A
4. some total ban
Is a Firework Designer the right job for you?
1. Chemistry
2. Chemical
3. Explosions
4. Creative
EXPLODE INTO YOUR NEW CAREER!
THE COLORS
1. Copper burns
blue
at low temperatures
2. Potassium will burn
violet
3. common table salt burns
yellow
4. Boric acid will produce
green
When Can You Start
1. can be 18 on the site
2. can be an apprentice to a firework designer
3. you can be a helper.
Universities Galore
1.University of Saint Joseph

2. University of Pennsylvania

3. Ohio State University

4.University of Pittsburgh
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