Register for Science in the Summer at Chester County Libraries

Chester County Libraries Welcome GlaxoSmithKline’s Science in the Summer:
Elementary School Students to Discover the Wonders of Physical Science & Electricity

Registration Begins May 1 – Space is Limited

WhoChester County students entering second through sixth grade are invited to register and attend GlaxoSmithKline’s Science in the Summer.  This free and fun experiment-oriented program is 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).  GSK’s Science in the Summer is sponsored by GlaxoSmithKline (GSK) in partnership with The Franklin Institute and local libraries.

WhatGSK’s Science in the Summer program will teach Chester County students about Physical Science and Electricity, answering questions such as:  “How do magnets work?” “What is a magnetic force field?” and “What makes electricity?”  Students will make a compass, an electromagnet and use an electrostatic generator. This course teaches about magnetism, static electricity, electrical currents and circuits.  Discover why it’s a hair-raising experience!

In Chester County, GSK’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.)
Registration Information
Parents must register in person at the library they wish their child to attend. Students are selected to participate either through a lottery or on a first-come basis.  See below for registration and course dates and library phone numbers.

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