Science in the Summer at Home and in the Classroom

Try some of these safe, fun GSK Science in the Summer™ activities in your home or classroom to help inspire a love of science all year long.

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Bioscience

You’ve learned about plants. Now try growing some yourself. Begin by germinating seeds and comparing how fast each one grows. Find everything you need for the full activity here.
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Genetics

All human beings have similar features or traits, but each person is different from another. You and a friend, or a member of your family, can build bracelets using beads to represent your traits. Find everything you need for the full activity here.
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Oceanography

Make your own sea creature! Click here for instructions.
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Physical Science and Electricity

Have you ever seen a balloon dance? Learn about the attraction and repulsion of positive and negative electrical charges in this fun experiment with balloons. Find everything you need here.
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Simple Machines

There are 6 basic simple machines; the lever, the wheel and axle, the inclined plane, the wedge, the pulley, and the screw. Each has a specific purpose in the world of doing work.  Next time you are at a playground, take a careful look around. You will probably see several simple machines in disguise.
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