On Friday, we celebrated the 4th of July with several special activities. First, we had a flame test demonstration that showed how fireworks have different colors. Then, we threw off some sparks with a trip outside for everyone to participate in a smashing thermite reaction. The celebration ended with a patriotic treat of bomb pops. Students are busy being creative by making moles with felt, stuffing, and googley eyes. The afternoon lab will be about Heisenberg’s uncertainty principle and quantum mechanics.