GSK Science in the Summer – free summer program for kids

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GSK Science in the Summer is a fun and free science education program sponsored by GSK, in partnership with The Franklin Institute.


Up to 20 families with children entering 2nd – 6th grade this fall can register to Be a Chemist!


Practice real scientific techniques and explore basic principles of chemistry through a combination of hands-on experiments and live virtual feedback sessions with fellow student scientists, a Science on the Road educator and Q&A with a local STEM professional.


08/10/20 – 08/14/20

Participant families choose one of the four post-experiment virtual discussion groups

Share experiment feedback via ZOOM with members of all 4 Teams, exciting chemistry demonstration wrap up plus Q&A with a scientist


In your home via ZOOM!


Anyone can “do” Science! Choosing to Be a Chemist! will reveal strong connections between Science and your daily life today and a future STEM career tomorrow.


Registration opens as early as 07/01/20. Space in each session is limited. Please contact the Wilkinsburg Library Here:

Call: 412-244-2944 or stop into the Children’s Library (3rd floor of the Wilkinsburg Borough Building)

Each registered family will receive a free Chemistry Experiment kit to use at home and keep. These kits are designed to be self-led and include; supplies, an activity guide, access to supplemental videos, and the ZOOM sessions.

Kits will be available the week of August 4, 2020, via curbside (walk or drive) pick-up at the library. Limited kit delivery will be available to families that cannot pick up from the library.

For more info, download this flyer: GSK SIS Flyer

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