Did you know that fireworks give off different colours according to their ingredients, and copper creates the blue ones? By introducing chemicals and metals ground into tiny particles, different colours can be created for a fireworks display. When a firework explodes, the metal particles start oxidising, which creates the heat needed to excite the particles so they emit light and colour.”
Want to learn more? Welcome to our education pages!
In our collection of resources for students (11–18), teachers and anyone else interested in copper, you can learn about copper in biology, chemistry and physics, and discover why it is so important in modern society, as well as for industry, infrastructures, automobiles and a wide variety of professions.
Copper Development Association provides its materials in electronic format, which can be downloaded. Hard copies of some publications can be ordered (free-of-charge) using the ‘shopping basket’ icon.
Additionally, those students who want to be part of a sustainable and environmental-friendly industry can learn more about careers in the copper industry on our Working with Copper page.
Click Education Resources below to browse the full range of topics, divided into subject and age group.