GSK Science in the Summer

GSK Science in the Summer

spectrUM has partnered with GSK and The Franklin Institute since 2016 to bring GSK Science in the Summer - a free science learning program- to students on the Flathead Reservation.  The summer 2021 theme is Be an Engineer!
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Be an engineer this summer! Join our engineer teams to help solve real-world problems by doing at-home experiments and participating in live virtual meetings with spectrUM educators!

Visit the Be an Engineer! website

In summer 2021, spectrUM will be delivering take-home kits to the Flathead Reservation through the Boys and Girls Club, school, and partner sites. Kits will also be available through EmPower Place at the Missoula Food Bank and Community Center and through the Missoula Public Library.

Kits explore different types of engineering, and kids get to play the role of an engineer! 

Join a live virtual team meeting!

Sign up to join a live virtual team meeting, hosted by educators from the spectrUM Discovery Area! Remember to do one of your activities before the event – we'll be using this time to reflect on your learning and experience! Register for one of the following meeting times:

Tuesday, July 27, 2021 at 10:00 am

Thursday, July 29, 2021 at 2:00 pm

Tuesday, August 24, 2021 at 10:00 am

Thursday, August 26, 2021 at 2:00 pm

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GSK Science in the Summer™ is a is a free science education program sponsored by GSK that helps elementary school children “grow into science.” GSK Science in the Summer™ partners with science centers/museums and community-based organizations – including schools, libraries, homeless shelters, camps, homeschool groups, Boys and Girls Clubs and Native American reservations – to bring hands-on science courses to students.

GSK Science in the Summer™ launched in the Greater Philadelphia Area 30 years ago to engage kids in science at an early age. Since its inception, GSK Science in the Summer™ has reached more than 150,000 students in Philadelphia, North Carolina and Washington, D.C./Baltimore, and launched a national pilot program to reach even more students in 2015. The national program is sponsored by GSK and hosted by leading museums and sciences centers across the country.

GSK Science in the Summer™ teaches elementary students the core principles of science and seeks to promote Science, Technology, Engineering and Mathematics (STEM) learning through fun, engaging activities. The program also works to equalize educational opportunities and mitigate the effects of summer learning loss.