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BOOM! Fireworks! The History, Science, Skill, Safety & More! ( 8-10)

  • Ages:
    Gradeschooler, Teen




Follow this class on Outschool as sections will be posted in time for most holidays related to fireworks! You can also request this class anytime!

Join us as we learn all about FIREWORKS!

In this exciting hour-long class we will discover a multitude of interesting information such as:
-What is a firework?
-The history of fireworks! (When & where were they invented?)
-The anatomy of a firework
-The science of how fireworks actually work
-The science behind firework colors
-Some differences between backyard vs. professional fireworks
-All about the individuals who make a career in the fireworks industry
-Names and definitions of different fireworks
-Holidays typically associated with fireworks
-Firework safety
-Interesting facts about fireworks
-The best places in the world to see fireworks

We are going to have a BLAST learning all about fireworks!
If the times posted are not friendly to your schedule or timezone, please message me!

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Provider Tom Bickmore


Carrying on the legacy of his brilliant grandfather, (who taught radio and radar courses at various US Navy training facilities when not overseas during WW2, as well as being a chief engineer for several commercial radio stations, with a 108 ft Ham Radio tower in his back yard) Tom has been a licensed Ham Radio operator for over a decade. Tom is an electronics whiz who has built his own functioning Ham Radio equipment and towers. Tom is excited to share his passion for Ham Radio with you through his knowledge and skills and prepare you to pass the ham radio test and obtain your very own ham radio license. (No age requirement for obtaining a ham radio license)

Tom is also a career finish carpenter with meticulous attention to detail who specializes in high-end finish carpentry. Tom has supervised full home builds from the ground up to completion. Lately, Tom's projects include building several escape rooms as well as restoring historic museums. If you would like to learn the tips and tricks of the trade, tune in to Tom's carpentry classes!

Some of Tom's greatest passions are Science and Space and he would love to share these with your learners through his Space Technology and Rocket Launch classes, his Kerbal Space Program Classes, and more!

Tom has extensive experience teaching, leading, and mentoring youth and is anxious to inspire the young people who attend his classes.

You will find Tom to be an engaging and intelligent teacher, armed with an abundance of dad jokes and witty comments.

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