GSK Science in the Summer™

Be a Chemist!

Free, virtual, fun, hands-on summer science

For Grades 2 - 6

In 2020, GSK Science in the Summer™ students located at sites across the country will learn to Be a Chemist!

Be a Chemist! invites children to explore how chemicals are a part of our everyday life. Through videos, museum staff interaction, and active, hands-on learning, students discover how paint gets its color, ways we can clean up polluted rivers, processes for making medicine, and how different types of slime are made.

Students will receive video links, a Zoom code for Be a Chemist! Meet up, and a kit with one of the following activities:

  • Medicinal Chemist: Experiment with different chemicals to come up with data about a new medicine for upset stomachs.
  • Materials Chemist: Research slimy, stretchy materials and recommend a formula for creating a new slime toy.
  • Water Chemist: Test a polluted water sample and find ways to remove or change the pollution to make the water safer.
  • Color Chemist: Explore two natural materials and find out how many different colors of paint you can make from them.

GSK Science in the Summer™ is a free science education program that helps elementary school children “grow into science.” GSK Science in the Summer™ National Program is sponsored by GSK and administered by The Franklin Institute, a global leader in science education.

To sign up for this free program, click on the times under the GSK Science in Summer™ locations listed below. Or, call 316.660.0600.

Mulvane Grade School
Monday, Aug. 26
Register now
10 a.m.
2 p.m.

Washington Elementary - Wellington
Thursday, Nov. 19
Register now
4:30 p.m.

Eisenhower Elementary - Wellington
Monday, Nov. 30
Register now
3:30 p.m.
4:30 p.m.

Inman Elementary School
Mondays, 3:30 - 4:30 p.m.
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Nov. 2
Nov. 9
Nov. 16

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, follow us on Twitter or visit our blog. For more information on GSK’s global STEM education program, visit

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