Gunpowder  Danny Roberts  Mrs. Reed  Physical science Per. 6  Spring 2010 http://www.weyriver.co.uk/Images/GunpowderSack.jpg
What is gunpowder? <ul><li>An explosive material also known as black powder that was originally made up of sulfur, charcoa...
What is gunpowder’s origin? <ul><li>Originated in early China. </li></ul><ul><li>Was first recorded around 800 A.D.  </li>...
Uses for gunpowder <ul><li>Used for fireworks.  </li></ul><ul><li>Was used as a propellant in firearms.  </li></ul><ul><li...
Fun facts about gunpowder <ul><li>Gunpowder takes less than half a second to ignite.  </li></ul><ul><li>Gunpowder is still...
Modern day gunpowder <ul><li>Used in ammo and bullets for propelling bullets.  </li></ul><ul><li>Used in fireworks for ent...
Bibliography  <ul><li>http://www.ehow.com/facts_5271702_uses-gunpowder.html </li></ul><ul><li>http://chemistry.about.com/o...
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  1. 1. Gunpowder Danny Roberts Mrs. Reed Physical science Per. 6 Spring 2010 http://www.weyriver.co.uk/Images/GunpowderSack.jpg
  2. 2. What is gunpowder? <ul><li>An explosive material also known as black powder that was originally made up of sulfur, charcoal, and potassium nitrate. </li></ul><ul><li>The charcoal conducts then the sulfur adds fuel then the nitrate adds oxygen which enhances the fire. </li></ul>http://upload.wikimedia.org/wikipedia/commons/thumb/d/df/Pyrodex_powder_ffg.jpg/800px-Pyrodex_powder_ffg.jpg
  3. 3. What is gunpowder’s origin? <ul><li>Originated in early China. </li></ul><ul><li>Was first recorded around 800 A.D. </li></ul><ul><li>By the 1700’s the invention had spread around the world. </li></ul><ul><li>The actual inventor of gunpowder is still unknown. </li></ul>http://www.allproducts.com/manufacture97/tealtd/product2.jpg
  4. 4. Uses for gunpowder <ul><li>Used for fireworks. </li></ul><ul><li>Was used as a propellant in firearms. </li></ul><ul><li>Used as an explosive for mining. </li></ul><ul><li>Used as bombs for military purposes. </li></ul><ul><li>Also used to ignite matches. </li></ul>http://www.123rf.com/search.php?word=gunpowder&start=0&itemsperpage=40
  5. 5. Fun facts about gunpowder <ul><li>Gunpowder takes less than half a second to ignite. </li></ul><ul><li>Gunpowder is still being used today. </li></ul><ul><li>Gunpowder can reach heats of up to 800 degrees Celsius. </li></ul>http://zedomax.com/blog/wp-content/uploads/2010/03/explosion.jpg
  6. 6. Modern day gunpowder <ul><li>Used in ammo and bullets for propelling bullets. </li></ul><ul><li>Used in fireworks for entertainment </li></ul><ul><li>Also used in home items like matches and firewood. </li></ul>
  7. 7. Bibliography <ul><li>http://www.ehow.com/facts_5271702_uses-gunpowder.html </li></ul><ul><li>http://chemistry.about.com/od/historyofchemistry/a/gunpowder.htm </li></ul><ul><li>http://www.timelineindex.com/content/view/1119 </li></ul>
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