Chester County Libraries Welcome GlaxoSmithKline’s Science in the Summer: Elementary School Students to Discover the Wonders of Chemistry
Chester County students entering second through sixth grade are invited to register and attend GlaxoSmithKline’s Science in the Summer program, a free and fun experiment-oriented course taught by certified teachers to groups of 15 students in two age groups: children entering second and third grades (Level I) and children entering fourth through sixth grades (Level II). GlaxoSmithKline’s Science in the Summer is sponsored by GlaxoSmithKline (GSK) in partnership with The Franklin Institute and local libraries.
GlaxoSmithKline’s Science in the Summer program will teach Chester County students the basics of Chemistry. Through hands-on experiments, young chemists will learn what matter is and that it is not always the same. They will observe physical and chemical changes with fun experiments like turning pennies into gold, making crystals, and watching popcorn “dance.” Students also will decide if substances are acids, bases, or neutrals by using litmus and pH papers and a universal indicator.
In Chester County, GlaxoSmithKline’s Science in the Summer program is comprised of four 60-minute classes given over the course of a week. Sessions are offered in the morning (Level I: 9:45- 10:45 a.m., Level II: 11:00 a.m. – noon) and in the afternoon (Level I: 12:45 - 1:45 p.m., Level II: 2:00 - 3:00 p.m.). For libraries with a.m. or p.m. sessions only, times are (Level I: 9:45 – 10:45 a.m., Level II: 11:00 a.m. - noon) and (Level I: 1:45 – 2:45 p.m., Level II: 3:00 – 4:00 p.m.
Parents must register in person at the library they wish their child to attend. Registration will be conducted on a first come, first serve basis and space is limited.
Registration Begins: July 2
Course Dates: July 23 – 26 (a.m. & p.m.)