On 24 January, UNESCO is celebrating International Education Day, a campaign dedicated to empowering learning for young minds and bringing future opportunities to all.
Inspired by recent world events, this year’s theme centers on Recover and Revitalize Education for the COVID-19 Generation’. It’s an initiative that supports the resilience and solidarity of education among students worldwide, despite curriculums being taught at home with virtual classrooms.
In honor of this incredible cause, here are some of our most motivating and educational record titles, all of which have meaningful lessons to be remembered!
1. Dream big
In October 2019, the largest biology class took place in São Paulo, Brazil. Filled with a massive 5,019 eager students it was achieved with the help and encouragement of Universia Brasil and Santander Brasil (both Brazil).
The class was organized to be a preparatory for the national test called Enem, which is a test used to measure the development of students from public and high schools in Brazil.
After achieving the record title, Anderson Pereira, CEO Universia Brasil had this to say about all the inspiring and hardworking participants:
"This record is an important message for the young students themselves who have witnessed it: to study, dedicate yourselves and, dream big."
2. You’re never too young for success
Last year in October, Jackson Oswalt (USA) was celebrated for being the world’s youngest person to achieve nuclear fusion, and he did so just hours before his 13th birthday. He fused together two deuterium atoms using a fusor he had built in the playroom of his family home in Memphis, Tennessee.
His impressive achievement was verified by Fusor.net, The Open Source Fusor Research Consortium, and confirmed by fusion researcher Richard Hull, who maintains a list of amateur scientists who have achieved fusion at home.
He learned about Taylor Wilson at the age of 12. Wilson was a self-taught nuclear physicist, who also achieved nuclear fusion at a young age.
This ultimately inspired him to attempt to build a fusor himself, but Jackson clarified that he was the only person to have any involvement in its design or production.
Many thought his project was a bit outlandish, but Jackson continued despite the doubts and eventually showed his close circle that his plans were not only real, but were also well thought out.
3. Math can most certainly help you in everyday life, and in every language
Taught by professional mathematician and influencer Julio Rios Gallego, the most viewers of a math lesson live stream on YouTube is 213,586, and was achieved by Secretaría de Educación del Estado de Jalisco (Mexico), on 7 December 2020.
The lesson discussed how math can be applied in different subjects like science, technology, physics, and music.
In his teachings, Profe stated how meteorologists can utilize certain math formulas to calculate variables like temperature, atmosphere pressure, humidity, and the speed of the wind. With this data and additional statistics, weather predictions and climate studies can be made.
"Mathematics is useful for analyzing, modeling and solving problem situations, many of them related to everyday life in which the ultimate goal is almost always to be able to decide rationally," reinforced professor Julio Rios Gallego.
4. Find the fun in learning
Back in 2019, the one and only Science Bob appeared on the set of Live! With Kelly and Ryan to demonstrate the world’s largest object drop inertia experiment with hosts Kelly Ripa and Ryan Seacrest!
Using dozens of eggs, plastic tubes, and beakers filled with water, all three attempters had a blast watching the magic of physics happen right before their eyes through this massive record title. Science Bob, Kelly and Ryan achieved a new record with 138 eggs dropping into beakers.
In the past, Science Bob has also made record-breaking educational and fun with his super-slime experiments and breaking down the science behind records, proving that learning can be an exciting activity.