Spencer, IA (KICD)–Clay County Fairgoers will have a chance this year to make history.
For the past few months, Iowa Lakes Community College in partnership with the Clay County Fair and the Iowa Governor’s STEM Initiative have been putting together a plan to make it into the Guinness Book of World Records for the Largest Practical Science Lesson.
After getting in contact with Guinness officials a theme of “The Power of Air” was developed. Regional STEM Coordinator Kari Webb says one big driver behind this effort is to bring awareness to STEM in the state.
The goal is to have at least 1,500 fairgoers participate in the Guinness World Record attempt. The current record involves 749 participants and was achieved by students at a junior high in Oslo, Norway, on November 14th of 2012.
The goal is to have at least 1,500 fairgoers participate in the Guinness World Record attempt at the Clay County Fair U.S. Cellular Grandstand on September 14th, Gates open at 10:20 a.m. and the record attempt starts at 11 a.m. Every member of the audience will become a part of the World Record attempt by completing two separate ‘hands-on, brains-on’ science experiments.