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Ellicott City's Eric Energy makes science exciting for children

Ellicott City's Eric Energy makes science exciting for children

Creating fog clouds, bubbling potions and laser light shows are some of Eric Krupkin’s favorite hobbies.

With the right chemicals, a white lab coat and a simple flick of the wrist, Krupkin, 42, uses these skills to transform from an Ellicott City husband and father of two into Eric Energy, a science educator and performer putting on close to 300 shows throughout the region each year.

“I love getting the children to say ‘wow’ as the fog consumes the floor and creeps toward them,” says Krupkin of one of the many experiments he performs for children as part of his act. “Knowing that I’m sparking their curiosity and making them want to learn more keeps me going.”

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