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The culminating experiment during the June 18 “Myth Busting 101” tested whether students could power a calculator by connecting it to four potatoes.

Busting into science

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District 833 students were able to connect with their inner Adam Savages and Jamie Hynemans last week.

Students attended a District 833 Community Education camp June 17-20, called “Myth Busting 101,” inspired by the popular Discovery Channel television show hosted by Savage and Hyneman.

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The camp functions similar to the television show in that participants performed various experiments to prove or disprove, or “bust,” various science myths, legends and “old wives’ tales.”

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Amber Kispert-Smith
Amber Kispert-Smith has been the schools and Afton reporter at the Woodbury Bulletin since 2008. She holds a bachelor’s degree in journalism from the University of Minnesota. She previously worked as a reporter for Press Publications in White Bear Lake.
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