Magic man entertains using science

MARYSVILLE — Magician Jeff Evans came to town and put on a science “magic” show at the Marysville Library Dec. 22.

Jeff Evans mixes science and magic at the Marysville library for students during their winter break.

 

MARYSVILLE — Magician Jeff Evans came to town and put on a science “magic” show at the Marysville Library Dec. 22.

Though kids are out of school over winter break, they can still learn a thing or two about science, especially if it is being used to explain magic tricks, Evans said.

“My goal is to encourage kids to pick up a book over winter break,” said Evans, who has done performances for 20 years.

Trick Evans did was creating smoke by adding water to solid carbon dioxide — dry ice.

Kids also got to participate from the audience to demonstrate tricks.

“Kids love to see other kids being part of the show,” he said. One of those kids was Andrew Barrett, 10, who enjoyed his time up there learning about science, and most importantly, having fun.

“I don’t have to do anything,” he said. “He just tells you what to do.”

Another volunteer was Skyler Smalls,  who performed a balloon trick.

Her mother, Karen, also saw the benefits of making science fun.

“I thought it was fun and made science interesting,” Karen Smalls said. “He presented it uniquely with a magic twist.”

 

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