GSK Science in the Summer

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  • GSK Science in the Summer sponsored by GSK and in partnership with The Franklin Institute, is a free science education program that introduces science to students entering 2nd through 6th grades at their local libraries.  The program gets kids excited about studying science with hands-on experiments taught by certified teachers.  Topics include:  Chemistry, Bioscience, Oceanography, Genetics, Physical Science, and Simple Machines.

  • ORGANIZATION/PROGRAM

    Organization Name: The Franklin Institute
    Organization Street Address: 222 N. 20th Street
    Organization City, State, Zip: Philadelphia, PA 19103
    Organization Phone Number: 215-448-1200
    Short Description of Organization:

    Founded in honor of America ™s first scientist, Benjamin Franklin, The Franklin Institute is one of the oldest and premier centers of science education and development in the country. Today, the Institute continues its dedication to public education and creating a passion for science by offering new and exciting access to science and technology in ways that would dazzle and delight its namesake.

    Program Street Address: n/a
    Philadelphia
    Pennsylvania
    19103
    Program Phone Number: 215-448-1393
    Which one best describes your organization?: Non-Profit
    Which one best describes your program?: Outreach - mobile (you travel to groups of students)
    Is your program delivered in collaboration with external partners?: No
    Accepting Mentors: Accepting Mentors

    CONTENT

    Is STEM the "core" of your program?: Somewhat
    Which type of STEM programming do you offer? (choose ALL that apply):
    • Chemistry
    • Microbiology
    • Physics
    • Other
    Which other activities does your STEM program include? (choose All that apply): No other activities
    Does your program use volunteer STEM mentors?: Do not Know

    LOCATION AND SHARING

    Where is your STEM program offered? (choose ALL that apply):
    • Center City
    • South Philadelphia
    • West Philadelphia
    • Roxborough-Manayunk
    • Germantown-Chestnut Hill
    • Olney-Oak Lane
    • Near Northeast Philadelphia
    • Other
    If you chose "other" for the question above then tell us where your program is offered.:

    Bucks Co, Chester Co, Delaware Co, and Montgomery Co

    When does your STEM program take place? (choose ALL that apply): Summer

    PARTICIPANTS

    How many children does your program serve each year? Numbers can be estimates.: Over 2000 individuals
    How many hours/week does each child participate? Numbers can be estimates, and can be specific to a season or semester.: Between 2 and 5 hours per week
    Which ages/grades does your STEM program serve? (choose ALL that apply):
    • Kindergarten - 2nd grade
    • 3rd - 6th grade
    Which gender(s) does your STEM program serve? (choose ALL that apply):
    • Girls
    • Boys
    Which ethnic/racial populations does your STEM program serve?:
    • African-American
    • Latino
    • Caucasian
    • Asian
    • Middle Eastern
    • Multi-Ethnic
    What percentage of your participants are eligible for free or reduced lunch? Percentages can be estimates.*: Do not know
    Who can participate in your STEM program?: Individuals and groups
    Can your STEM program accommodate youth with special needs?: Do not know

    FEE/FEE STRUCTURE

    Do participants need to pay for your STEM program?: No
    Is transportation to and from your program provided?: Other

    ADDITIONAL COMMENTS

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