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Science centre, Bert Edwards school set world record

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The Bert Edwards Science and Technology School and the Big  Little Science Centre will be in the next edition of the Guinness Book of World Records.

In October, the school and science centre took part in a cross-Canada attempt to set a world 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 did two different experiments.

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

The first experiment involved blowing between two balloons held about 10 centimetres apart. E

The second experiment involved blowing through a drinking straw, straight across the top of another straw standing upright in water.

Organized by the federal government, the record attempt involved 85 Bert Edwards students in grades 4, 5 and 6, along with teachers Rob Wielgoz,  Mr. Bloom, Mrs. Villeneuve, Mr. Wagner, Ms. Shelton-Lawson and Ms. Mauro.

Community volunteers who assisted, included Bill Quast, Carol Paulsen, Rae Nixon, Lloyd Nixon, Irene Desrocher, Matt Reudink and David Green.

Representing the Big  Little Science Centre were Gordon Gore, Lance Rousselle and Susan Hammond.

For more information, go online to, where there is a link to photos from Bert Edwards Science and Technology School.

A video link will soon be posted on the Big Little Science Centre’s website at



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