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‘Science wizard’ turns experiments into magic for students in Santa Maria

Posted at 3:58 PM, Feb 27, 2019
and last updated 2019-02-27 22:23:48-05

Students at Battles Elementary School in Santa Maria were shown the magic of science by a real-life “wizard” on Wednesday.

David Hagerman, better known as the “Science Wizard,” made a stop at the school to make science fun.

In his Extreme Science Showcase, Hagerman presents experiments as if they were magic tricks, stunning students with the spectacle of science.

Some tricks include making giant fog rings and melting styrofoam using simple household products.

Hagerman, who is originally from Missouri, travels the country to present the Extreme Science Tour. His show has been called one of the best educational touring shows in the country.

“I want them to get a new excitement out of science that they never had before, so my role in education is not necessarily to teach the kids science, but I’m there to get them hooked on science and make the show very entertaining so that when they go back to their classrooms, they’re more apt to open the books and get their nose into the studies and into the lessons,” Hagerman said.

Battles Elementary will be hosting a Family Science Exhibition on Wednesday, Feb. 27 at 6:30 p.m.

David Hagerman performs “magic” for students at Battles Elementary School. (KSBY photo)