This educational message was conveyed to a group of youngsters who came to the Cedartown Library to see Keith Big Thinkers Scientific Exploration.
Keith (Duggan) opened his presentation with an introduction of his own identity.
“I am known as Professor Watt,” he said. “A watt is a unit of energy measurement.”
He also explained he is a big thinker and encouraged the children to think big.
Reasons given are that big thinkers are creative, responsible, show respect, display courtesy, conscious of safety and want to learn.
He interacted with an attentive audience by asking questions and seeking volunteers.
This was the beginning of several scientific demonstrations (experiments) that included the difference in high and low pressure when predicting weather patterns.
Keith revealed how air pressure can vary by asking two volunteers to blow into a container.
He sought other kids to help keep ping-pong balls in the air with a hair dryer and a leaf blower was used to keep a beach ball up for several minutes.
The fun activities brought laughter and esponse as the professor entertained the crowd with hands on learning.
“This is not magic,” he said. “It is science.”
Quiet reigned when the big thinker added a safety message to his presentation
He encouraged the kids never to play with matches or try to light a fire without adult supervision.
Then, he asked another volunteer to assist in a scientific way to extinguish the flame of a lighted candle with a device he identified as a way to change air pressure.
The program was presented as part of the library’s summer activities. Barry Stewart Mann puppet show is scheduled on July 14.
Others held during the series include Lee Bryan That Puppet Guy, Bruce Berstein Music is Magic, Jason Southern Reptile Rescue and Rome Puppeteers.
The public is welcome to visit the library during regular hours: 9 a.m. to 6 p.m. Monday to Thursday, 9 a.m. to 5 p.m. Friday and 9 a.m. to 4 p.m. Saturday. The facility is closed on Sunday.
For more information about the reading program or other activities at the library, call 770-748-5644.