The Big Little Science Centre is about to become the site of an attempt at a Guinness World Record.
“As soon as we heard, we thought, ‘We could do this’ and got on board,” Adele Stapleton, a member of the Big Little Science Centre board of directors, said Tuesday.
What the Big Little Science Centre got on board with is a Canada-wide attempt at the largest simultaneous practical science lesson in multiple venues.
In order to do this, 75 students from Bert Edwards Science and Technology School will gather at 10 a.m. Friday and perform experiments that include observing how materials react to the movements of fluid, said Stapleton.
“They’ll conduct the same two experiments over a 30-minute period, so this isn’t very long,” she said, adding what transpires at the science centre occurs at schools, community groups and science centres nationwide.
“They want to get as many children across Canada involved at the same time.”
The Government of Canada posted the challenge at science.gc.ca. Participants are asked to have witnesses validate the experiments with hand-written statements and upload video and photos of the process to the website.
Stapleton said it would be great if the attempt were successful. She’d like to see the science centre end up in the Guinness Book of World Records.
She asked residents to stay tuned to www.blscs.org for a video link of the experiments.
The science centre is located at 985 Hold St. in the former George Hilliard elementary building.