What happens when three different colored fireballs combine?
When we visit a school, we demonstrate that the color of fire can change depending on its fuel source. Each of our 3 fireball colors are received with excitement, but always follows with the question, "What happens when all three fireballs combine?"
Here's our answer to that question! The Triple Fireball Science Demo!
Each fireball radiates a different color because of its fuel source. The red fireball burns strontium, the green fireball burns copper chloride, and the orange/yellow fireball burns rubbing alcohol. When the three fireballs combine, each fireball remains a separate body of fire- causing a distinction between colors; rather than a mixture of the colors.
Utah State Science Core 6th Grade Standard VI