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Sci-Port: Louisiana’s Science Center hosts GSK Science in the Summer™ Program brings free STEM education to elementary students across the nation
GSK Science in the Summer™ program is currently being held at Sci-Port: Louisiana’s Science Center.
 
Published Monday, August 10, 2015 6:00 am
by Claire Floyd; cfloyd@sciport.org

The GSK Science in the Summer program, which has been bringing free, hands-on science classes to elementary-aged students in a handful of select East Coast cities for nearly 30 years, has partnered with the American Association for the Advancement of Science (AAAS) to expand the program nationally. The program is sponsored by GSK and administered by AAAS in conjunction with Association of Science-Technology Centers-member museums and science centers. Sci-Port: Louisiana’s Science Center is one of 12 new science centers/museums to host GSK Science in the Summer in 2015.

The course uses the GSK Science in the Summerchemistry curriculum. The course is targeted at students entering second through sixth grades and is led by science educators. The national GSK Science in the Summerprogram will teach students the basics of chemistry through hands-on experiments. Young scientists will learn what matter is and that it is not always the same. They will observe physical and chemical changes with fun, interactive experiments. Students also will decide if substances are acids, bases, or neutrals by using litmus and pH papers and a universal indicator.

This GSK Science in the Summer program being held at Sci-Port on August 3-7 and August 10-14 is filled with students from the Boys and Girls Club of the Big Pines in east Texas. This camp marks the first time Sci-Port has been able to provide science camps in the summer to east Texas students. The GSK Science in the Summercurriculum provides a chemistry-rich summer camp experience for this previously unreached group of campers.

For more information, visit www.scienceinthesummer.com.

AAAS is an international non-profit organization dedicated to advancing science, technology, and engineering for the benefit of all people. For further information, please visit www.aaas.org/.

GSK – one of the world’s leading research-based pharmaceutical and healthcare companies – is committed to improving the quality of human life by enabling people to do more, feel better and live longer.  For further information, go to us.gsk.com, follow us on twitter.com/GSKUS, or visit our blog (www.morethanmedicine.us.gsk.com/blog/). 

For more information on GSK’s global STEM education program, visit gskscienceeducation.com.


                                        

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Media Contacts:
Claire Floyd, Community Engagement Manager, Sci-Port: Louisiana’s Science Center, (318) 424-8678
Marti Skold Jordan, Manager External Communications, 919-315-8854, marti.x.skold-jordan@gsk.com

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