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GSK Science in the Summer

GSK Science in the Summer invites kids in the Washington, DC metro area to "Be a Chemist." 

Children will play the role of chemists and discover the importance of chemistry to medicine, manufacturing, art, and environmental conservation.  Students in grades 2-3 (Level I) and 4-6 (Level II) will explore chemical reactions and produce new products from the reactions. They will observe how substances change and use those changes to solve real-world problems.

The American Association for the Advancement of Science (AAAS) is pleased to partner once again with DC metro area libraries, Boys & Girls Clubs, and other community-based organizations to offer this program. In 2019, almost 1,200 girls and boys participated in this free program, funded by GSK.

Each child will participate in four hours of hands-on science over two days.  GSK Science in the Summer is usually offered from the end of June to mid-August, but all locations scheduled to offer the program are currently closed due to the novel coronavirus (COVID-19).  AAAS is working with its Science in the Summer partners (listed below) to closely monitor continuing developments.   

Check back for updates as conditions and guidance/protocols change.

Video by Kat Zambon

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