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  • From left, Kyle Boness, 9, Cecilia Frievalt, 9, Children's Librarian Sue Ernest and Delaney Schild, 9, use a hair dryer to blow toilet paper of the roll during an April Fools' Day version of Cool Science at Grayslake Public Library Tuesday. The experiment demonstrated Bernoulli's Principal. The paper flies off the roll because the pressure beneath the paper is higher than on top.

      From left, Kyle Boness, 9, Cecilia Frievalt, 9, Children's Librarian Sue Ernest and Delaney Schild, 9, use a hair dryer to blow toilet paper of the roll during an April Fools' Day version of Cool Science at Grayslake Public Library Tuesday. The experiment demonstrated Bernoulli's Principal. The paper flies off the roll because the pressure beneath the paper is higher than on top.
    Steve Lundy | Staff Photographer

 
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It's probably not very easy to fool a kid these days, but folks at the Grayslake Area Public Library tried their best during their Cool Science program Tuesday.

The program was called April Fools' Day Science Tricks and was open to students in third through sixth grades.

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Different science experiments were conducted with many surprise endings.

About 16 kids attended the program.

One trick demonstrated Bernoulli's Principal that allows an airplane wing to create loft.

Kids held a blow dryer over a roll of toilet paper to make it fly off the roll. The trick didn't go as well as planned. One kid commented, "Experiments don't always work, that's science.

You can find out about more programs at the Grayslake Public Library at www.grayslake.info.

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