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Engineer shows kids how to have fun with science during Lake Villa library program

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  • Engineer Steve Belliveau demonstrates liquid density during the "Getting Excited About Science" program Wednesday at Lake Villa District Library. Belliveau used demonstrations and humor to illustrate scientific concepts.

       Engineer Steve Belliveau demonstrates liquid density during the "Getting Excited About Science" program Wednesday at Lake Villa District Library. Belliveau used demonstrations and humor to illustrate scientific concepts.
    Gilbert R. Boucher II | Staff Photographer

  • Engineer Steve Belliveau works with T.J. Stites, 6, of Lake Villa, as they create electricity to turn on a light bulb during the "Getting Excited About Science" program Wednesday at Lake Villa District Library. Belliveau used demonstrations and humor to illustrate scientific concepts.

       Engineer Steve Belliveau works with T.J. Stites, 6, of Lake Villa, as they create electricity to turn on a light bulb during the "Getting Excited About Science" program Wednesday at Lake Villa District Library. Belliveau used demonstrations and humor to illustrate scientific concepts.
    Gilbert R. Boucher II | Staff Photographer

 
By Gilbert R. Boucher II
gboucher@dailyherald.com

Engineer Steve Belliveau of Bartlett entertained a packed house using science demonstrations Wednesday at the Lake Villa District Library.

Nearly 100 children and parents spent part of their spring break vacation watching the "Getting Excited About Science" program and learning scientific principles in a humorous way from Belliveau.

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"I try to spark their interest," Belliveau explained as he handled an electromagnet. "I try to do things that are not obvious and in a lighthearted manner. Children also learn by doing and I direct them to the science section of the library."

Children participated in the show as they learned about static electricity, gyroscopes, electromagnets and creating artificial snow.

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