Children wowed by experiments
Posted: Wednesday, June 30, 2010 6:06 am
Mr. Bond the Science Guy presented a fun and educational program of science experiments related to water for the participants in the Obion County Public Library’s Summer Reading Program Monday morning.
Using many of the children as volunteers, Mr. Bond showed how to create explosions using water pressure, how to make water disappear and how electromagnets work.
He also demonstrated how to make fire extinguishers work by having the children combine vinegar with baking soda. The two react and produce carbon dioxide gas and eliminate oxygen, which is necessary for a fire.
One of the most popular experiments in the show was the “rainbow.” Mr. Bond had the children put on pairs of special “rainbow glasses” that separate white light into a spectrum.
After the program, the children enjoyed cookies and lemonade at the library’s park.
The remaining summer reading events are to be held at 10 a.m. July 12 with the “Imagine That!” crew and July 19 with magician Chris Egelston.
Upcoming teen workshops will be held on Tuesdays at 1 p.m. and include painting and cake decorating. These events are limited in size and can be pre-registered for the week leading up to them.
Melanie Mitchell, director of the children’s department, also informed the children there will be a free showing of “Finding Nemo” to conclude the program the night of July 19.
Popcorn and drinks will be available for purchase, but those children who have read their 40 books by that time will receive free snacks.
For more information, call the library at 885-7000.
Editor’s Note: Emily Williams, the daughter of Roger and Juli Williams of Woodland Mills, is a senior at Rhodes College in Memphis. She is interning at The Messenger this summer.
Published in The Messenger 6.29.10