CPHS Students Participate in Guinness World Science Challenge

October 17, 2012 No Comments

Carleton Place High School was one of 135 Canadian teams who participated in a Guinness World Challenge on Friday with 174 Grade 7/8 students participating in a hands-on lesson about fluids, Bernoulli’s Principle and the Coanda effect.  They observed the behaviour of balloons and made a simple technology work using their learning about fluids and fluid behaviour: the household water mister.

Thousands across Canada from Vancouver to Newfoundland joined together at the same time on Friday, October 12th to establish a new World Record for the Largest Practical Science Lesson at multiple locations with the same lesson plan.  This event was organized by the federal government at science.gc.ca – Science and Technology for Canadians.  Many of our Grade 10/12 students were a major part of the event – preparing and delivering experiment kits, blowing up balloons, organizing the technology and video/media requirements.  We were delighted to have our Mayor, Wendy Leblanc, our past Trustee, Patti Lennox, our past Principal, Richard Church and Dave Mattey, recently retired from CIDA stand as our witnesses and stewards for the event.  All our data will be submitted and scrutinized – we have to wait to see if we made the record!

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