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Nacogdoches school, children going for world record

NACOGDOCHES COUNTY, TX (KTRE) -

Nacogdoches elementary students are practicing before they attempt to break a Guinness World Record. Thomas J. Rusk fourth graders have been working with electrical circuits using energy balls. They plan to beat the record for the longest human electrical circuit.

Mike Armand, a fourth grade science teacher at Thomas J. Rusk elementary, has spent the last two weeks preparing the entire student body to form a human electrical circuit.

"It's going to be exciting for all of us," Yarely Ortiz, a fourth grade student, said.  "We can learn about electricity and how it runs all over our bodies."


When someone touches the medal electrode on the energy ball and someone else touches the other electrode, they complete the circuit and it lights up and plays music.

"We used this as a demonstrator to show kids that the human body has conductivity but also that we could make a circuit as long as everyone is in physical contact with each other," Mike Armand said.

If all 600 elementary students stay in physical contact with each other on Friday by interlocking fingers or holding hands, the ball will light up and they will have set a new Guinness World Record.

"I think it's going be awesome because all of us are going to be able to be in the world record book," Jabraylen Douglas, a fourth grade student, said.

The last record was set in 2010 when 378 students and staff at a Wisconsin middle school powered a low voltage power ball to form the longest human electrical circuit.

"It turned out to be a number that I felt like we could beat because we have more people together every morning in our jump start program," Armand said.

Fourth grade students who have been learning about electricity are excited to teach other grade levels how circuits work in a record breaking way.

KTRE will be an eye witness Friday morning on the elementary playground when 600 students will attempt to break the world record.

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