Simple Machines

School may be out, but science is in! GSK Science in the Summer™ brings
simple machines to elementary students at Philadelphia libraries

Registration Begins May 1 — Space is Limited

Who:
Philadelphia 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:
GSK Science in the Summer™ will teach Philadelphia students the basics of physics through experiments involving six types of simple machines: the lever, the inclined plane, the screw, the wheel, the pulley, and the gear. Philadelphia County students will build simple machines that help people to do work—such as lifting huge boulders, building bridges, pumping water, and many other critical tasks—more easily. Students will learn about motion, and will discover that everything in the universe moves and why this is the case.

In Philadelphia, GSK Science in the Summer™ consists of two two-hour sessions that occur across two days. Class times are Level I: 10 a.m. – noon and Level II: 2 p.m. – 4 p.m., unless otherwise noted.

Why:
Now in its 28th year, 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 Philadelphia Libraries will begin May 1 - Space is Limited

Parents must register in person at the library they wish their child to attend. See below course dates and library phone numbers.

2014 GSK Science in the Summer™
Philadelphia Registration and Course Dates


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Monday & Tuesday, June 30 & July 1

 

 
 

Bushrod Library
6304 Castor Avenue, Philadelphia, PA, 19149
(Castor Ave. & Stirling St.)
Phone number: (215) 685-1471
Course Dates: June 30 & July 1, 2014

Logan Library
1333 Wagner Avenue, Philadelphia, PA, 19141
(Wagner Ave. & Old York Rd.)
Phone number: (215) 685-9156
Course Dates: June 30-July 1, 2014

 
 

Queen Memorial Library
1201 South 23rd Street, Philadelphia, PA, 19146
(Federal St. between 22nd & 23rd Sts.)
Phone number: (215) 685-1899
Course Dates: June 30-July 1, 2014

Richmond Library
2987 Almond Street, Philadelphia, PA, 19134
(Indiana Ave. & Almond St.)
Phone number: (215) 685-9992
Course Dates: June 30-July 1, 2014

 
 

Wednesday & Thursday, July 2 & 3

 

 
 

Fishtown Community Library
1217 E. Montgomery Avenue, Philadelphia, PA, 19125
(Montgomery Ave. & Flora St.)
Phone number: (215) 685-9990
Course Dates: July 2-3, 2014

Fox Chase Library
501 Rhawn Street, Philadelphia, PA, 19111
(Rhawn St. & Jeanes St.)
Phone number: (215) 685-0547
Course Dates: July 2-3, 2014

 
 

Kingsessing Library
1201 South 51st Street, Philadelphia, PA, 19143
(51 St. between Kingsessing & Chester Aves.)
Phone number: (215) 685-2690
Course Dates: July 2-3, 2014

Walnut Street West Library
201 South 40th Street, Philadelphia, PA, 19104
(40th St. & Walnut St.)
Phone number: (215) 685-7671
Course Dates: July 2-3, 2014

 
 

Monday & Tuesday, July 7 & 8

   
 

Cecil B. Moore Library
2320 Cecil Bm. Moore Ave., Philadelphia, PA, 19121
(Cecil B. Moore & 23rd St.)
Phone number: (215) 685-2766
Course Dates: July 7-8, 2014

Charles L. Durham Library
3320 Haverford Ave.
Philadelphia, PA 19104-2021
(34 St. & Haverford Ave.)
Phone number: (215) 685-3476
Course Dates: July 7-8, 2014

 
 

Wadsworth Library
1500 Wadsworth Ave.
Philadelphia, PA 19150-1699
(Wadsworth Ave. & Michener Ave.)
Phone number: (215) 685-9293
Course Dates: July 7-8, 2014

Wyoming Library
231 E. Wyoming Ave.
Philadelphia, PA 19120-4439
(Wyoming Ave. & "B" St.)
Phone number: (215) 685-9158
Course Dates: July 7-8, 2014

 
 

Wednesday & Thursday, July 9 & 10

 

 
 

Chestnut Hill Library
8711 Germantown Ave., Philadelphia, PA, 19118
(Germantown Ave. & Bethlehem Pike)
Phone number: (215) 685-9290
Course Dates: July 9-10, 2014

Charles Santore Library
932 South 7th Street, Philadelphia, PA, 19147
(7th St. & Carpenter St.)
Phone number: (215) 686-1766
Course Dates: July 9-10, 2014

 
 

Falls of Schuylkill Library
3501 Midvale Avenue, Philadelphia, PA, 19129
(Warden Dr. & Midvale Ave.)
Phone number: (215) 685-2092
Course Dates: July 9-10, 2014

Fumo Family Library
2437 South Broad St.
Philadelphia, PA 19148-3508
(Ritner St. & Broad St.)
Phone number: (215) 685-1758
Course Dates: July 9-10, 2014

 
 

Monday & Tuesday, July 14 & 15

 

 
 

Overbrook Park Library
7422 Haverford Avenue, Philadelphia, PA, 19151
(Haverford Ave. & Woodbine St.)
Phone number: (215) 686-0183
Course Dates: July 14-15, 2014

Ramonita de Rodíguez Library
2437 South Broad St., Philadelphia, PA, 19148
(Ritner St. & Broad St.)
Phone number: (215) 686-1768
Course Dates: July 14-15, 2014

 
 

Thomas F. Dontucci Library
1935 Shunk Street
Philadelphia, PA 19145-4234
(20th St. & Shunk St.)
Phone number: (215) 685-1653
Course Dates: July 14-15, 2014

Whitman Library
200 Snyder Avenue, Philadelphia, 19148
(2nd St. & Snyder Ave.)
Phone number: (215) 685-1754
Course Dates: July 14-15, 2014

 
 

Wednesday & Thursday, July 16 & 17

 

 
 

Andorra Library
705 East Cathedral Road, Philadelphia, PA, 19128
(Henry Ave. & Cathedral Rd.)
Phone number: (215) 685-2552
Course Dates: July 16-17, 2014

Blanche A. Nixon/Cobbs Creek Library
5800 Cobbs Creek Parkway, Philadelphia, PA, 19143
(59th St. & Baltimore Ave.)
Phone number: (215) 685-1973
Course Dates: July 16-17, 2014

 
 

Katharine Drexel Library
11099 Knights Road, Philadelphia, PA, 19154
(Knights Rd. & Fairdale Rd.)
Phone number: (215) 685-9383
Course Dates: July 16-17, 2014

Wynnefield Library
5325 Overbrook Ave.
Philadelphia, PA 19131-1498
(54h St. & Overbrook Ave.)
Phone number: (215) 685-0298
Course Dates: July 16-17, 2014

 
 

Saturdays, July 19 & 26

 

 
 

Joseph E. Coleman NW Regional Library
68 West Chelten Ave.
Philadelphia, Pa 19144-2795
(Greene St. & Chelten Ave.)
Phone number: (215) 685-2152
Course Dates: July 19 & 26, 2014

Lucien E. Blackwell West Philadelphia
Regional Library

125 S. 52nd Street, Philadelphia, PA, 19139
(52nd & Sansom St.)
Phone number: (215) 685-7422
Course Dates: July 19 & 26, 2014

 
 

Northeast Regional Library
2228 Cottman Avenue, Philadelphia, PA, 19149
(Cottman Ave. & Oakland St.)
Phone number: (215) 685-0509
Course Dates: July 19 & 26, 2014

Parkway Central Library
1901 Vine Street, Philadelphia, PA, 19103
(Vine St. between 19th & 20th St.)
Phone number: (215) 686-5369
Course Dates: July 19 & 26, 2014

 
 

Monday & Tuesday, July 21 & 22


 
 

Widener Library
2808 West Lehigh Ave.
Philadelphia, PA 19132-3296
(28th St. & Lehigh Ave.)
Phone number: (215) 675-9798
Course Dates: July 21-22, 2014

 

 
 

Wednesday & Thursday, July 23 & 24

 

 
 

Roxborough Library
6245 Ridge Avenue, Philadelphia, PA, 19128
(Ridge Ave. & Hermitage St.)
Phone number: (215) 685-2550
Course Dates: July 23-24, 2014

West Oak Lane Library
2000 Washington Lane, Philadelphia, PA, 19138
(74th Ave. & Washington Lane)
Phone number: (215) 685-2843
Course Dates: July 23-24, 2014

 
 

Monday & Tuesday, July 28 & 29

 

 
 

David E. Cohen Ogontz Library
6017 Ogontz Ave.
Philadelphia, PA 19141
(Church Lane & Ogontz Ave.)
Phone number: (215) 685-5366
Course Dates: July 28-29, 2014

Haverford Ave. Library
5543 Haverford Ave., Philadelphia, PA, 19139
(56th St. & Haverford Ave.)
Phone number: (215) 685-1964
Course Dates: July 28-29, 2014

 

 

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