Aaron Berenbach from Explosions, Inc. combusts a hydrogen-filled balloon, allowing kids to observe a chemical reaction involving removing hydrogen gas from hydrochloric acid, capturing the escaping hydrogen in a balloon, and then exploding that flammable-gas-filled balloon by igniting it. Gini Davis/The Creswell Chronicle
Kids and chemicals both reacted explosively – the former with laughter, the latter with... well, explosions – as Creswell Library hosted Minute to Win It and Explosions, Inc.'s Aaron Berenbach for two Summer Reading Programs last week.
Wednesday's one-minute challenges tested kids . . .