Teigan Holinaty

Homeschooled students join bid to set science record

More than 30 homeschooled students in Summerland gathered for a science lesson in an attempt to break a world record.

  • Oct. 17, 2012 11:00 a.m.

More than 30 homeschooled students in Summerland gathered for a science lesson in an attempt to break a world record.

The students, who were at the Summerland Asset Development Initiative’s Unity Youth Centre on Friday at 10 a.m., were among thousands from 135 locations across Canada participating in a bid to have the largest practical science lesson in multiple locations.

The effort coincided with National Science and Technology Week.

Across the country, the lesson was the same as students learned and did experiments on Bernoulli’s principle, which deals with the movement of a fluid through a pressure difference.

This principle is most often seen in the behaviour and design of airplane wings.

Students at the lesson ranged in age from seven to 17.

Don McKenzie, a retired science professor from the former Okanagan University College, taught the lesson to the Summerland participants.

Amie Harbor, one of the organizers of the Summerland event, said it was a positive experience for the home-schooled students.

“It’s good for the kids to get together,” she said,

The results are now being sent to Science.gc.ca where they will be compiled and sent to the Guinness Book of World Records.

 

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