Teachers can educate and entertain their classes with the free Record-breaking Experiments resources, which includes an engaging PowerPoint presentation to show in 7-11-year-olds' science classes.
Using three DIY challenges that are featured in Guinness World Records: Science & Stuff, educators can help their students learn about forces and air resistance in a hands-on way:
- Highest egg-drop: This eggs-treme experiment is all about dropping an egg from the greatest height without it smashing. Will you be laughing your way into the record books or will the yolk be on you?
- Rubber-Band Car: Design your own car from household odds and ends, then wind up the rubber band as far as you dare…
- Paper Planes: Everyone knows how to make a paper plane, right? But can you make one that will hit a target time after time? To do that, you’ll need to bring your A-game… (aerodynamics game, that is.)
Students have the chance to win a science activity kit worth £200 and a Guinness World Records goody bag if they write 100 words (or less) about one of the experiments they have tried, saying what they enjoyed most about taking part.
Teachers, as well as parents/guardians, can submit entries by Friday 20 April by sending an email to firstname.lastname@example.org, or by using the free post envelope found in the resource.
Nine runners-up will also win a goody bag which includes the Guinness World Records: Science & Stuff book and a lab coat.
Please note: Although anyone can download and use the teaching resources, the competition is open to UK residents only.
Find out more about Science & Stuff, plus play games and check out videos on our kids website.