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      Kids learn about being a scientist

      Scientific Potions was the topic Tuesday morning at the Adair County Public Library.

      Heartland kids learned that being a scientist can be fun.

      Scientific Potions was the topic Tuesday morning at the Adair County Public Library.

      Dr. David McCurdy of Truman State University was the guest speaker.

      He shared various science experiments with the youngsters.

      Those ranged from making bubbles to the effects of dry ice on certain objects.

      All to show kids the importance of curiosity.

      "Science is bread out of curiosity. I never want to see a kid lose that child-like curiosity. To be a good scientist, you have to be curious," McCurdy said.

      Some kids even got to help out on the experiments, from making slime to toothpaste.

      They even got a treat to see what happens when the candy mentos is mixed with coca-cola.

      Mccurdy says he couldn't do this without some assistance. High schoolers from across the state who are taking part in the Joseph Baldwin Summer Science Academy at Truman also conducted some of the experiments.