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October 16, 2013

Who wants to beat a Guinness World Record?

OTTAWA, October 16, 2013 – There is still a little time left for groups and individuals to join thousands of other Canadians across the country to attempt to break the Guinness World Record for the largest practical science lesson, an activity that will signal the launch of the National Science and Technology Week (NSTW) which will be taking place from October 18 to 27.

Those who would like to brag they beat a Guinness world Record can visit science.gc.ca for more information on how to register, or to find out the nearest location where they can take part in the experiments of this practical science lesson.

Last year, close to 14,000 Canadians had simultaneously performed two scientific experiments on air pressure demonstrating the Bernoulli principle to set the new Guinness World Record for the largest practical science lesson. This year, the attempt to break this record will feature experiments illustrating the differences of gravity and atmosphere on Earth, the Moon, and planet Mars with the help of paper airplanes.

Media interested in covering the attempt to break last year’s record are invited at the Canada Science and Technology Museum (CSTM).

WHAT : An attempt to break the Guinness World Record for the largest practical science lesson

WHEN : Friday, October 18, 2013
1 p.m.

WHERE : Conference Hall
Canada Science and Technology Museum
1867 St. Laurent Blvd., Ottawa

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INFORMATION :

Olivier Bouffard
Media relations, CSTMC
613-949-5732
obouffard@technomuses.ca

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