Gunpowder was discovered a thousand years ago. We know it best for its use in guns and cannons, and also in fireworks. It is not fast enough to explode and damage a gun barrel, but acts as a great propellant for bullets and shells.

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Big Idea: Gunpowder
The deadly irony of gunpowder – Eric Rosado

Ingredients for making Gunpowder

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Gunpowder was made from Women’s Urine (Pee) during the Civil War – Saltpeter or Potassium Nitrate
Garry Lavin’s Science Safari – Making Explosives from Urine – BBC show with inventor Garry Lavin
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