Registration for Science in the Summer began this past Friday, May 5 and to celebrate, the Franklin Institute visited the Ramonita G. de Rodriguez Library and provided a fun program for the students of Kearny Elementary School.
GSK Science in the Summer is a fun and free science education program sponsored by GSK and administered by The Franklin Institute, which introduces students to the wonderful and fascinating world of science. Through classes held in local public libraries and taught by certified teachers, this program gets kids excited about science with hands-on experiments.
This year's theme is the Science of Sports. Students will explore the science behind their favorite sports through fun, hands-on activities. They’ll discover why athletes need to stay physically fit, mentally fit, and properly equipped. Students will also learn about the teams of professionals who use science to help athletes improve their performance. They’ll experiment with sports-equipment materials and health-drink recipes just like real engineers and nutritionists. GSK Science in the Summer will show students that science is an exciting way to get in the game!
The staff from The Franklin Institute previewed two activities based on hand-eye coordination from the Science of Sports curriculum with the visiting students. The Kearny students enthusiastically participated in both activities and left with both increased knowledge about the science of sports and information about how they can learn more this summer.