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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 23 – June 10
Lottery; Notification by June 17
Course Dates and Times:
July 23 - 26 (a.m. & p.m.)
Level I: 10 - 10:45 a.m., Level II: 11:15 a.m. – noon
Level I: 2:00 - 2:45 p.m., Level II: 3:15 - 4:00 p.m.
More About Upper Moreland Free Public Library
The Upper Moreland Library has over 75,000 items available for its patrons. Its fully trained staff are helpful and friendly.
Weekly programs are updated regularly and include computer instruction for adults, a teen advisory group and a children's story time with the children's librarian.
The Upper Moreland Free Public Library is a member of the Montgomery County Library and Information Network Consortium.
Other events here
- Knitting Group Weekly on Mondays, 7:00 pm–8:45 pm
- Babies and Books Weekly on Tuesdays, 10:30 am
- Toddler Times Story Program Weekly on Wednesdays, 10:30 am
- Preschool Story Program Weekly on Thursdays, 10:30 am
- Action! Stories Weekly on Mondays, 2:00 pm
- Upper Moreland Historic Association Garden Tour Sun, Jun 9, 10:00 am–3:00 pm
- Montgomery County Libraries Welcome GlaxoSmithKline’s Science in the Summer July 22, 2013 / July 23, 2013 / July 24, 2013 / July 25, 2013, 10:00 am–4:00 pm