Chemistry
 

Philadelphia Libraries Welcome GlaxoSmithKline's Science in the Summer:
Elementary School Students to Discover the Wonders of Chemistry

NOW REGISTERING - Spaces Available

 
 

Who:
Philadelphia County students entering second through sixth grade are invited to register and attend GlaxoSmithKline's Science in the Summer. This free and fun experiment-oriented program is 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.

What:
GSK's Science in the Summer program will teach Philadelphia students the basics of Chemistry. Through hands-on experiments, young chemists will learn what matter is and that it is not always the same. They will observe physical and chemical changes with fun experiments like turning pennies into gold, making crystals, and watching popcorn "dance." Students also will decide if substances are acids, bases, or neutrals by using litmus and pH papers and a universal indicator.

In Philadelphia, GlaxoSmithKline's Science in the Summer program consists of two-day sessions. Two-day Saturday sessions also will be offered at select libraries. Class times are Level I: 10 a.m. – noon and Level II: 2 p.m. – 4 p.m., unless otherwise noted. 

Why:
GlaxoSmithKline's Science in the Summer opens young minds to the world of science and fosters a life-long appreciation of learning. Almost 116,000 students from the Greater Philadelphia region have participated in GlaxoSmithKline's Science in the Summer since its inception.

 
 
Registration Information

Now Registering for all Philadelphia Libraries - Spaces Available

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

2013 GlaxoSmithKline's Science in the Summer
Philadelphia Registration and Course Dates


 
 

Andorra Branch
705 East Cathedral Road, Philadelphia, PA, 19128
Library Phone Number: 215-685-2552
Course Dates: July 9 - 10

Lucien E. Blackwell Regional Library
125 S. 52nd Street, Philadelphia, PA, 19139
Library Phone Number: 215-685-7422
Course Dates: Sat., July 6 and July 13
Sat., July 20 and 27

 
 

Bushrod Branch
6304 Castor Avenue, Philadelphia, PA, 19149
Library Phone Number: 215-685-1471
Course Dates: June 25 – 26

Bustleton Branch
10199 Bustleton Avenue, Philadelphia, PA, 19116
Library Phone Number: 215-685-0472
Course Dates: July 9 - 10, July 11 - 12

 
 

Blanche A. Nixon/Cobbs Creek Branch
5800 Cobbs Creek Parkway, Philadelphia, PA, 19143
Library Phone Number: 215-685-1973
Course Dates: July 25 - 26

Chestnut Hill Branch
8711 Germantown Ave., Philadelphia, PA, 19118
Library Phone Number: 215-685-9290
Course Dates: July 16 - 17

 
 

Katharine Drexel
11099 Knights Road, Philadelphia, PA, 19154
Library Phone Number: (215) 685-9383
Course Dates: July 16 - 17

Parkway Central Library
1901 Vine Street, Philadelphia, PA, 19103
Library Phone Number: 215-686-5369
Course Dates: July 25 - 26
Sat., July 20 and July 27

 

Eastwick Branch
2851 Island Avenue, Philadelphia, PA, 19153
Library Phone Number: 215-685-4170
Course Dates: July 16 - 17

Fishtown Branch
1217 E. Montgomery Avenue, Philadelphia, PA, 19125
Library Phone Number: 215-685-9990
Course Dates and Times: July 2 - 3
Level I: 9:30 – 11:30 a.m., Level II: 12:30-2:30 p.m.

 

Fox Chase Branch
501 Rhawn Street, Philadelphia, PA, 19111
Library Phone Number: 215-685-0547
Course Dates: June 27 - 28

Greater Olney Branch
5501 North 5th Street, Philadelphia, PA, 19120
Library Phone Number: 215-685-2845
Course Dates: June 25 - 26

 
 

Haverford Ave. Branch
5543 Haverford Ave., Philadelphia, PA, 19139
Library Phone Number: 215-685-1964
Course Dates: July 18 – 19

Holmesburg Branch
7810 Frankford Ave., Philadelphia, PA, 19136
Library Phone Number: 215-685-8756
Course Dates: July 2 – 3
Level I: 9:30 – 11:30 a.m., Level II: 12:30-2:30 p.m.

 
 

Kingsessing Branch
1201 South 51st Street, Philadelphia, PA, 19143
Library Phone Number: 215-685-2690
Course Dates: July 23 - 24

Logan Branch
1333 Wagner Avenue, Philadelphia, PA, 19141
Library Phone Number: 215-685-9156
Course Dates: July 2 - 3
Level I: 9:30 – 11:30 a.m., Level II: 12:30-2:30 p.m.

 
 

Northeast Regional Library
2228 Cottman Avenue, Philadelphia, PA, 19149
Library Phone Number: 215-685-0509
Course Dates: July 25 - 26
Sat., July 20 and 27

Joseph E. Coleman Northwest Regional Library
68 W. Chelten Avenue, Philadelphia, PA, 19144
Library Phone Number: 215-685-2152
Course Dates: June 22 and 29
Sat., July 6 and July 13

 
 

Overbrook Park Branch
7422 Haverford Avenue, Philadelphia, PA, 19151
Library Phone Number: 215-685-0182
Course Dates: June 27 - 28

Queen Memorial Branch
1201 South 23rd Street, Philadelphia, PA, 19146
Library Phone Number: 215-685-1899
Course Dates: June 25 - 26

 
 

Ramonita G. Rodriguez Branch
600 W. Girard Ave., Philadelphia, PA, 19123
Library Phone Number: 215-686-1768
Course Dates: July 30 - 31

Richmond Branch
2987 Almond Street, Philadelphia, PA, 19134
Library Phone Number: 215-685-9992
Course Dates: July 9 - 10

 
 

Roxborough Branch
6245 Ridge Avenue, Philadelphia, PA, 19128
Library Phone Number: 215-685-2550
Course Dates: July 11 - 12

Charles Santore Branch
932 South 7th Street, Philadelphia, PA, 19147
Library Phone Number: 215-686-1766
Course Dates: June 25 - 26

 
 

South Philadelphia Branch
1700 South Broad Street, Philadelphia, 19145
Library Phone Number: 215-685-1866
Course Dates: June 27 - 28

Walnut Street West Branch
201 South 40th Street, Philadelphia, PA, 19104
Library Phone Number: 215-685-7671
Course Dates: July 18 -19

 
 

West Oak Lane Branch
2000 Washington Lane, Philadelphia, PA, 19138
Library Phone Number: 215-685-2843
Course Dates: July 18 – 19

Whitman Branch
200 Snyder Avenue, Philadelphia, 19148
Library Phone Number: 215-685-1754
Course Dates: July 11 – 12

 

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