Informative Fireworks Speech Essay

982 Words May 23rd, 2012 4 Pages
Informative Speech Outline
COM 101
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Topic: Fireworks

General Purpose: To inform

Specific Purpose: To inform about fireworks and their being.

Thesis: Fireworks vary in many ways, such as type, chemical make up and strengths.



I. Introduction


A. Attention Getter: Do you like bright lights, loud noises and spectacular shows of different colors?

B. Reason to Listen: Today I am going to tell all of you about something that I enjoy and excites many by those characteristics.


C. Thesis Statement: Fireworks vary in many ways, such as type, chemical make up and strengths.

D. Credibility Statement:

1. I have used and enjoyed a few firework displays ever since I was
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c. During finales, many shells called salute shells are used to produce loud and intense noise. Adding flash powder to cylindrical shells makes them explode with a bang.


Transition: Now that you understand how fireworks vary in chemical make up, I will describe the strengths and legalities of fireworks.

C. Fireworks can be large or small but all vary in strength of the burst or explosion.

1. Fireworks in shows such as 4th of July, are much more powerful than those offered to consumers.

a. Consumer fireworks such as sparklers and snakes contain almost no amounts of black powder or explosive substances.
b. Firecrackers or other products with flash powder or black powder are considered strong and dangerous.




2. Although you can buy many types of fireworks, not all of them may be legal.


a. There are not many legal fireworks in Michigan. The only legal fireworks are sparklers, snakes, small fountains and smoke devices. This leaves firecrackers, roman candles and bottle rockets in the illegal section.

a. Large fireworks, such as ones for holiday displays are illegal unless you acquire a permit from the ATF.

III. Conclusion


A. Review of Main Points:


1. First, I talked about different types and designs.

2. Next, I…