The fun of science is ‘absolute’

Objects were ‘hidden’ in the tank of water due to refraction of light

Students at Greene County and Paton-Churdan were entertained Monday by a stereotypical zany scientist as portrayed by Steve Couch.

Couch performed Rick Eugene Brammer’s “Absolute Science” at Greene County intermediate and elementary schools on Monday, and Brammer was at Paton-Churdan on Tuesday.

With rather Einstein-ish hair and high energy Couch, wearing a lab coat, demonstrated the refraction of light waves, static electricity with a Van de Graaff generator, and chemical reactions. His show was intended to promote the 2017 children’s summer reading program theme of “Build a Better World.”

Greene County elementary principal Scott Johnson, Steve Couch, Kiwanian Vern Foje, and Jefferson children librarian Terry Clark.

“Absolute Science” was sponsored for Greene County children by the Jefferson, Grand Junction, Rippey, and Marchant Memorial (Scranton) libraries and the Jefferson Kiwanis club. Sponsors for the Paton-Churdan show were the public libraries in Churdan and Paton, Community State Bank of Paton, and United Bank of Iowa- Churdan.

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