Friday August 29, 2014

Science students set record in Canada-wide lesson

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Jessica Coyle tests a water and air experiment last month preparing for an attempt at setting a Canada-wide Guinness World Record. Jessica and more than 80 classmates learned Monday they were successful.

Kamloops science students have made it into the Guinness World Records.

Bert Edwards Science and Technology School, working with BIG Little Science Centre, took part in a Canada-wide record for largest simultaneous practical science lesson in multiple venues — same time and same lesson.

The experiments involved performing and observing how materials react to the movement of fluids, following Bernoulli's Principle.

Students first predicted what would happen and then they performed experiments to observe what really happened.

The first experiment involved blowing between two balloons held about 10 centimetres apart. The second involved blowing through a drinking straw, straight across the top of another straw standing upright in water.

More than 85 students in grades 4 to 6 took part on Oct. 12 from 10 a.m. to 10:30 a.m.

Information and photos from the event can be found at under National Science and Technology Week.

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