Slime! Rockets! Lab coats! World Records!
GameCity, the world’s best-loved videogame culture festival powered by Nottingham Trent University, will attempt to break the Guinness World Record for World’s Largest Practical Science Lesson as part of GameCity in Nottingham on Saturday 27 October at 2pm.
GameCity wants members of the public to help the festival go out with a bang as they spend the day making history/science experiments/a big mess. Participants will be led through a series of fun experiments for 30 minutes, involving slime, pop rockets and more. We spoke with GameCity Festival Director Iain Simons, about what to expect at this record breaking event…
How did you come up with the idea to hold the world’s largest science experiment?
Well, we were looking for a nice finale for the festival this year, as the GameCity Prize has been moved to earlier in the week. With all the excitement around the STEAM school, the pop-up shop and the classes and lessons that have been taking place all week – we thought it would be nice to bring everyone together for the last day.
What can GameCity goers expect to experience on the day?
Hands-on science! Lots of it!
Will you be making it an official record breaking attempt?
Of course! We don’t want to waste anyone’s time, so representatives from Guinness will be there on the day,counting and keeping notes and measuring things with all kinds of expensive official equipment. And pens.
Is this GameCity’s first record breaking foray?
Nooooo.. Several years ago we broke the World Record for the largest gathering of zombies in the Market Square, which convinced us that we should never again try something like this. I’m not sure when we forgot how stressful to organise that was…
Do we need to bring anything along to get involved on the day?
Not at all. Just yourselves, and lots of enthusiasm!
Any advice you give? Should we dress in a way that can cope with slime?
Well, we’d probably advise you not to wear your BEST clothes, but you shouldn’t get *too*messy…. 🙂