GSK Science in the Summer™
Summer Will Be Out of This World with GSK Science in the Summer™ & the Science of Space! This summer, thousands of students across the country will learn about the sun and the stars, Earth’s moon, space travel and more when GSK Science in the Summer™ returns to local libraries and community centers for its 32nd year. Through active, hands-on learning, elementary school students in second through sixth grades will learn that, through knowledge, education and hard work, worlds beyond ours are reachable – all while they learn the basic STEM skills that will prepare them for academic and professional success.
What is GSK Science in the Summer™? It’s is a fun and free science education program sponsored by GSK and administered by The Franklin Institute, which introduces students to the wonderful and fascinating world of science. Through classes held in local public libraries and taught by certified teachers, this program gets kids excited about science with hands-on experiments.
This year, GSK Science in the Summer™ will be held at William Jeanes on Monday, July 9th and Tuesday, July 10th. Level I (entering grades 2-3) will be held from 10:00 a.m. – 12:00 p.m. each day, and Level II (entering grades 4-6) will be held from 1:00 – 3:00 p.m. on each day. This year’s topic is The Science of Space.
The 2-day session will invite children to see the sky above them. Through active, hands-on learning, students will explore the sun’s energy, the phases of the moon, human survival in space, and how rockets overcome Earth’s gravity. From here on Earth, we look up and see the sun and moon. From here, we dream of space travel. From here, we achieve liftoff.