Mercado da Vila will host the largest chemistry class in the world.
This initiative, which will gather 1400 students from the 7th to the 9th year of 15 public and private schools of the county, which will be a record to be recorded at Guinness World Records, will take place on Tuesday, November 27, between 09:30 and 12:30 on the Market da Vila, in Cascais.
It is recalled that, at present, this record is registered in Belgium (Mechelen) in a class that had 1018 students.
This initiative, integrated in Education Week, is a challenge launched by the European Youth Capital Cascais 2018 to Science 4 You that will be responsible for providing all the materials for the experiences that the young people will perform.
During the class the experience realized by the students, denominated Rockets, consists of the mixture of bicarbonate of sodium and citric acid with the water. A mixture that will give rise to the release of carbon dioxide which, when released in large quantities, triggers the increase of pressure and the consequent launch of the rocket.
But this is the practical part of the chemistry class because the theoretical class that precedes the experiment will be taught by a group of Famelabers (young scientists) who, through small 5-minute pitch, will talk about the funniest and captivating side of Science.
This activity is sponsored by the British Council.