Friday, April 29, 2011

Science in the Summer

Science in the Summer 2011
Simple Machines
For children entering Grades 2-6
Monday, August 1st – Thursday, August 4th
Registration will take place Monday, May 2nd through Tuesday, May 31st

Science in the Summer is a program sponsored by the GlaxoSmithKline Foundation and the Delaware County Library System. The program introduces students entering grades 2-6 to the fun of science. Brief, experiment-oriented courses are taught by certified teachers at the Swarthmore Public Library. Children will learn as they participate in fun, hands-on science activities and experiments. This year’s theme is Simple Machines.

GlaxoSmithKline’s Science in the Summer program will teach students about Applied Physics using six kinds of Simple Machines - lever, inclined plane, screw, wheel, pulley and gear. Students will build simple machines that help people to do work more easily, such as lift huge boulders, build bridges, pump water, etc. Students will learn about motion, discovering that everything in the universe moves and why.

Science in the Summer will be held at the Swarthmore Public Library from Monday, August 1st through Thursday, August 4th. Each child will attend one 45 minute class (either morning or afternoon session) Monday through Thursday. The class schedule is as follows:

AM Level 1 (Grades 2-3) 10:00 am – 10:45 am
Level 2 (Grades 4-6) 11:00 am – 11:45 am

PM Level 1 (Grades 2-3) 2:00 pm – 2:45 pm
Level 2 (Grades 4-6) 3:00 pm – 3:45 pm

This program is free for participants but space is limited. Selection will be done by lottery. Children entering grades 2-6 are invited to register for the lottery. Parents must complete a registration form in person at the library for each child. Registration will run from Monday, May 2nd through Saturday, May 31st.

Please call the library at 610-543-0436 with any questions or email

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