Experiment day breaks records

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A SHEFFIELD school made a bid for the record books by taking part in the world’s biggest practical science lesson.

More than 100 girls at Sheffield High School joined 2,000 pupils at 21 secondaries around the country in carrying out the same experiments on the forces of gravity.

The experiments measured the value of acceleration due to gravity, with one measuring the time taken for an object to drop a set distance, and the other timing a swinging pendulum.

The pupils involved were aged from 10 to 15.

Maria Keriakos , aged 14, said: “It was very exciting taking part in something like this as it brought the whole school together.

“It was a unique event, I was proud to take part in it – we thought we might be making science history!”