Simple Machines

Put your goggles on! GSK Science in the Summer™ brings
Simple Machines to elementary students at Chester County libraries

Registration Begins May 4 — Space is Limited

Who:
Chester County students entering second through sixth grade are invited to register and attend GSK Science in the Summer™, a free, hands-on enrichment program that makes learning about science fun. Sponsored by GSK and administered by The Franklin Institute in partnership with local libraries, the experiment-oriented courses are taught by certified teachers to classes of 16 students in two age groups: children entering second and third grades (Level I), and children entering fourth through sixth grades (Level II).

What:
The GSK Science in the Summer™ program will introduce Chester County students to Simple Machines. Students will discover that machines can do amazing things that allow people to do work more easily, from lifting huge boulders to building bridges. They will learn all about the six kinds of simple machines – lever, inclined plane, screw, wheel, pulley, and gear – and how to use them. Students also will learn about motion, discovering that everything in the universe moves and why.

Why:
GSK Science in the Summer™ opens young minds to the world of science and fosters a life-long appreciation of learning. Now in its 29th year, GSK Science in the Summer™ encourages elementary students to get involved in science, technology, engineering and mathematics (STEM) learning through hands-on activities and stimulating coursework. More than 125,000 students from the Greater Philadelphia Area have participated in GSK Science in the Summer since its inception.

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Registration for all Chester County Libraries begins May 4, 2015.

Special note: For the first time, registration for GSK Science in the Summer™ in the Greater Philadelphia Area is online! To register, you must have a valid email address, which you can create for free through a variety of websites, such as Gmail or Yahoo Mail. Use your home computer or visit your local library to use the public computers to complete the online registration. Registration opens May 4 at noon and will be processed in the order they are received.

See below for library locations, course dates and library phone numbers.

2015 GSK Science in the Summer™
Chester County Course Dates & Times:

In Chester County, GSK Science in the Summer™ consists of four one-hour sessions that occur across four days. Unless otherwise noted, class times are:

Level I: 9:45 – 10:45 am (morning class) or 12:45 – 1:45 pm (afternoon class)
Level II: 11:00 am – 12:00 pm (morning class) or 2:00 – 3:00 pm (afternoon class)


 
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Atglen Public Library
413 Valley Avenue, Atglen, PA, 19310
Phone number: (610) 593-6848
Course Dates: July 13-16
Course Times: Level I: 1:45-2:45 pm &
Level II: 3:00-4:00pm

Avon Grove Free Library
117 Rose Hill Avenue, West Grove, PA, 19390
Phone number: (610) 869-2004
Course Dates: July 27-30
Course Times: See above, morning and afternoon

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Bayard Taylor Memorial Library
216 East State Street, Kennett Square
Phone number: (610) 444-2702
Course Dates: July 6-9
Course Times: See above, morning and afternoon

Chester County Library
450 Exton Square Parkway, Exton, PA, 19341
Phone number: (610) 280-2630
Course Dates: July 6-9 & July 13-16
Course Times: See above morning and afternoon (7/6-7/9) &
morning only (7/13-7/16)

 
 

Chester Springs Library
1685-A Art School Rd., Chester Springs, PA, 19425
Phone number: (610) 827-9212
Course Dates: July 13-16
Course Times: See above, morning classes only

Coatesville Area Public Library
501 East Lincoln Highway, Coatesville, PA, 19320
Phone number: (610) 384-4115
Course Dates: June 29 - July 2
Course Times: See above, morning classes only

 
 

Downingtown Library
122 Wallace Ave., Downingtown, PA, 19335
Phone number: (610) 269-2741
Course Dates: June 29 - July 2
Course Times: Level I: 1:45-2:45 pm &
Level II: 3:00-4:00pm

Easttown Library & Information Center
720 First Avenue, Berwyn, PA, 19312
Phone number: (610) 644-0138
Course Dates: July 20-23
Course Times: See above, morning and afternoon

 
 

Henrietta Hankin Library
215 Windgate Drive, Chester Springs, PA, 19425
Phone number: (610) 321-1724
Course Dates: June 29 - July 2
Course Times: See above, morning and afternoon

Honey Brook Community Library
687 Compass Road, Honey Brook, PA, 19344
Classes hosted at Honey Brook Presbyterian Church,
4331 Horseshoe Pike, Honey Brook 19344

Phone number: (610) 273-3303
Course Dates: July 20-23
Course Times: See above, morning and afternoon

 
 

Malvern Public Library
1 East First Avenue, Malvern, PA, 19355
Phone number: (610) 644-7259
Course Dates: July 20-23
Course Times: See above, morning and afternoon

Oxford Public Library
48 Second Street, Oxford, PA, 19363
Phone number: (610) 932-9625
Course Dates: July 13-16
Course Times: See above, morning classes only

 
 

Paoli Library
18 Darby Road, Paoli, PA, 19301
Phone number: (610) 296-7996
Course Dates: July 20-23
Course Times: See above, morning classes only

Parkesburg Free Library
105 West Street, Parkesburg, PA, 19365
Classes hosted at Parkesburg VFW, 406 Fourth Ave.,
Parkesburg, PA, 19365, 610-857-1504

Phone number: (610) 857-5165
Course Dates: July 6-9
Course Times: See above, morning classes only

 
 

Phoenixville Public Library
183 Second Ave., Phoenixville, PA, 191460
Classes hosted at Phoenixville Area Middle School,
1000 Purple Pride Parkway, Phoenixville, PA 19460

Phone number: (610) 933-3013
Course Dates: June 29 - July 2
Course Times: See above, morning and afternoon

Spring City Free Library
245 Broad Street, Spring City, PA, 19475
Phone number: (610) 948-4130
Course Dates: July 13-16
Course Times: Level I: 1:45-2:45 pm &
Level II: 3:00-4:00pm

 
 

Tredyffrin Public Library
582 Upper Gulph Road, Strafford, PA, 19087
Phone number: (610) 688-7092
Course Dates: July 27-30
Course Times: See above, morning and afternoon

West Chester Public Library
415 North Church Street, West Chester, PA 19380
Phone number: (610) 696-7985
Course Dates: June 29 - July 2
Course Times: See above, morning classes only

 
 

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

 

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