Physical Science and Electricity

School may be out, but science is in! GSK Science in the Summer™ brings
physical science/electricity to elementary students at Bucks County libraries

Registration Begins May 1 — Space is Limited

Who:
Bucks County students entering second through sixth grade are invited to register and attend GSK Science in the Summer™. This free and fun experiment-oriented program is taught by certified teachers to groups of 16 students in two age groups: children entering second and third grades (Level I) and children entering fourth through sixth grades (Level II). GSK Science in the Summer is sponsored by GSK in partnership with The Franklin Institute and local libraries.

What:
The GSK Science in the Summer™ program will teach Bucks 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 and an electromagnet, and will use an electrostatic generator. This course teaches about magnetism, static electricity, electrical currents and circuits. Discover why it's a hair-raising experience!

In Bucks County, the GSK Science in the Summer™ program consists of two morning sessions and two afternoon sessions that occur across four days. Class times are Level 1: 10:00-10:45 am or 1:00-1:45pm, and level II: 11:15 am-noon or 2:15-3:00 pm, unless otherwise noted.

Why:
GSK Science in the Summer™ opens young minds to the world of science and fosters a life-long appreciation of learning. Approximately 120,000 students from the Greater Philadelphia Area have participated in GSK Science in the Summer™ since its inception.

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Registration Information

Registration for all Bucks County Libraries begins May 1, 2014, except as noted.

Parents must register in person at the library they wish their child to attend. Students are selected to participate through a lottery. See below for registration and course dates and library phone numbers.

2014 GSK Science in the Summer™
Bucks County Registration & Course Dates


 

Bensalem Public Library
3700 Hulmeville Rd., Bensalem, PA, 19020
Phone number: (215) 638-2030
Course Dates: August 4-7 (morning & afternoon, Levels I & II)

Margaret R. Grundy Memorial Library
680 Radcliffe Street, Bristol, PA, 19007
Phone number: (215) 788-7891
Course Dates: July 14-17 (morning & afternoon, Levels I & II)

 
 

Doylestown Public Library
150 South Pine Street, Doylestown, PA, 18901
Phone number: (215) 348-9081
Course Dates: June 30-July 3 and July 7-10
(morning and afternoon, Levels I & II)

Fallsington Library
139 Yardley Ave. Fallsington, PA, 19054
Phone number: (215) 295-4449
Course Dates: July 7-10 (afternoon, Levels I & II)

 
 

Township Library of Lower Southampton, Feasterville
1983 Bridgetown Pike, Feasterville , PA, 19053
Phone number: (215) 355-1183
Course Dates: July 7-10 (morning & afternoon, Levels I & II)
Students are selected on a first-come, first-serve basis
beginning on May 21.

Langhorne Public Library
301 South Pine St. Rte. 413, Langhorne, PA, 19047
Phone number: (215) 757-2510
Course Dates: July 28-31 (afternoon, Levels I & II)

 
 

Levittown Public Library
7311 New Falls Road
Government Services Complex, Levittown, PA, 19055
Phone number: (215) 949-2324
Course Dates: July 7-10
(morning, Level 1: 10:15 – 11:00 am and 1:15 – 2 pm & afternoon,
Level 2: 11:30 – 12:15 pm and 2:30 – 3:15 pm)

Morrisville Free Libary
300 N. Pennsylvania Ave.
Morrisville, PA 19067
Phone number: (215) 295-4850
Course Dates: July 21-24 (morning, Levels I & II)

 
 

Free Library of New Hope/Solebury
93 West Ferry Rd., New Hope, PA, 18938
Phone number: (215) 862-2330
Course Dates: July 28-31 (morning, Levels I & II)
Students are selected on a first-come, first-serve basis
beginning on May 21.

Free Library of Northampton Township Richboro
25 Upper Holland Road, Richboro, PA, 18954
Phone number: (215) 357-3050
Course Dates: July 28-31 (morning &
afternoon, Levels I & II)
Students are selected on a first-come, first-serve basis
beginning on May 21.

 
 

Perkasie Public Library
491 Arthur Ave., Perkasie, PA, 18944
Phone number: (215) 257-9718
Course Dates: July 21-24 (morning & afternoon,
Levels I & II)

Quakertown Public Library
401 West Mill Street, Quakertown, PA, 18951
Phone number: (215) 536-3306
Course Dates: July 14-17 (morning & afternoon, Levels I & II)

 
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Riegelsville Public Library
615 Easton Rd., P.O. Box 65, Riegelsville, PA, 18077
Phone number: (610) 749-2357
Course Dates: June 30-July 1 (Level I: 10:00 am – 10:45 am,
11:15 - noon, Level II: 1:00 – 1:45 pm, 2:15 – 3:00 pm)
Students are selected on a first-come, first-serve basis
beginning on May 1.

Southampton Free Library
947 Street Road, Southampton, PA, 18966
Phone number: (215) 322-1415
Course Dates: July 28-31 (morning & afternoon, Levels I & II)

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Warminster Township Free Library
1076 Emma Lane, Warminster, PA, 18974
Phone number: (215) 672-4362
Course Dates: July 7-10 (morning, Levels I & II)

Village Library of Wrightstown
727 Penns Park Road, Wrightstown, PA, 18940
Phone number: (215) 598-3322
Course Dates: July 21-24 (morning & afternoon, Levels I & II)
Students are selected on a first-come, first-serve basis
beginning on May 21.

 
 

Yardley-Makefield Public Library
1080 Edgewood Rd., Yardley, PA, 19067
Phone number: (215) 493-9020,
Course Dates: July 14-17 (morning & afternoon, Levels I & II)

   
 

For more information, contact your local library at the phone number listed above.

 

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