A pyrotechnician stores, handles, and safely uses fireworks and explosive devices for both entertainment and work.
VIRTUAL JOB SHADOW
Welcome to your first day on the job! Watch this video to see a day in the life of a Pyrotechnician.
STEP 1: Go to this Fireworks Simulator, particle physics style!
STEP 2: Use your mouse to move the different variables and see how changing them affects the fireworks’ trajectory and overall performance.
STEP 3: Design your own pyrotechnic display! Choose your favorite song. Then adjust the variables on the ‘physics’, ‘launch’, and ‘explosion’ tabs to create your own fireworks show choreographed to the music!
STEP 4: When you get it perfect, screen record and upload your pyrotechnics show to the Student Showcase. Build your resume as a pyrotechnician!
STEP 5: Take a deeper dive and explore the chemistry behind fireworks. What are the reactants? What are the products? What do you need to make the biggest ‘boom’ or the most beautiful color displays?