Snapshot: Weather camp comes to library

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On July 27, Kevin Gregory once again brought his Weather Camp to Zionsville’s Hussey-Mayfield Memorial Public Library. More than 80 children heard Gregory explain atmospheric pressure then saw it illustrated by watching an egg sucked into a bottle. Education specialists Ian Morris and Sam Ansaldi with IUPUI’s Center for Earth and Environmental Science brought tools from Duke Energy’s interactive mobile lab to help the children understand how tornadoes are formed and how quickly they can dissipate. Dry ice was used to create a tornado in a box, then adjusting the air flow impacted its size. “It’s important to find the love of science young,” Ansaldi said. “It’s hard to get kids excited about science in the classroom.” (Photos by Heather Lusk)

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