The 2015 GSK Science in the Summer program at the Petworth Library will introduce young students (2nd grade through 6th grade) to simple machines through fun activities designed to help them discover how and why machines can lift huge boulders, build bridges and pump water. The program is free.
Kids will learn about the six kinds of simple machines: lever, inclined plane, screw, wheel, pulley and wedge and build simple machines that help people to do work more easily. They will discover that everything in the universe moves and why.
This program is free, and will take place in two sessions:
- Level I for rising 2nd & 3rd graders from 2:00 to 3:00 pm July 20-23,
- Level II for rising 4th, 5th & 6th graders from 3:30-4:30 pm July 20-23.
A parent or guardian must sign a permission slip for children to participate.
Registration began on May 30th and continues until all spots are reserved.
Sign up at the Petworth Library (4200 Kansas Ave NW). See the program flyer (pdf).