Electrifying Science Course for Kids

GlaxoSmithKline’s Science in the Summer Program

Science in the summer logoLearning science should be fun, and this summer, DC Public Library will again partner with GlaxoSmithKline’s Science in the Summer program to bring an engaging and exciting science program to 13 branches. Last summer, the focus was on chemistry and this year, children will learn about physical science and electricity. They will actively engage in learning about electricity, magnets and how they work, and other scientific phenomena.
children doing electricity experimentMartin Luther King Jr. Memorial Library will host the program Tuesday, July 9 to Friday, July 12 in the children’s room (room 200). There are two sessions to address different age groups:

  • Level I is for rising second- and third-graders and takes place from 2 p.m. to 3 p.m., and
  • Level II is for rising fourth- through sixth-graders and takes place from 4 p.m. to 5 p.m.

Each child receives her own materials that she can keep and a certificate of completion at the end of the program.
There are only 15 slots available for each program and they are filling up quickly, so don’t delay another day to sign-up your child. And to increase the excitement and preparation for this program, check-out the following books that are available at Martin Luther King Jr. Memorial Library and some other branches: Magnetism by Sally M. Walker and Electricity: A Question and Answer Book by Adele Richardson.

-- Carmen Boston, Children’s Librarian