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GlaxoSmithKline's Science in the Summer
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GlaxoSmithKline’s Science in the Summer: Elementary School Students to Discover the Wonders of Simple Machines
Montgomery County students entering second through sixth grade will 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 Montgomery County students about Physics using six kinds of Simple Machines - lever, inclined plane, screw, wheel, pulley and gear. Students will build simple machines that help people to do work more easily, such as lift huge boulders, build bridges, pump water, etc. Students will learn about motion, discovering that everything in the universe moves and why.
Sessions are offered in the morning (Level I: 10 - 10:45 a.m., Level II: 11:15 a.m. - noon) and in the afternoon (Level I: 2:00 - 2:45 p.m., Level II: 3:15 - 4:00 p.m.). Special two-day and Saturday sessions are available at select branches. Two-day sessions are: Level I: 10 a.m. – noon and Level II: 2 p.m. to 4 p.m. Sessions on Saturday are Level I: 10 a.m. – 11:45 a.m. and
Level II: 12:30 p.m. – 2:15 p.m.
Parents must register in person at the library they wish their child to attend. The selection process varies by library. Students are selected to participate either through a lottery or on a first-come basis.
Registration Dates: May 1 - 31
Students selected on first-come, first-served basis
Course Dates and Times:
July 18 – 19 (two-day session)
Level I: 10 a.m. – noon, Level II: 2 p.m. to 4 p.m.
More About Gladwyne Library
The Gladwyne Library sits in a stone building on Righters Mill Road. In the past, the building also served as a post office, gym, polling place and community meeting center. The library has undergone several expansions and now includes collections of books, audio books, DVDs and newspapers. It is also home to the Pennsylvania Room Collection, which contains materials about state and local history and includes state railroad atlases.