@ Discovery: GSK Science in the Summer
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 institutions like The Discovery Museum to bring hands-on science courses to students. This year, Discovery Museum presented Science in the Summer to hundreds of young learners who entered grades 2-4 this fall, and who attended the Bridgeport Lighthouse summer program at three school sites. Lessons covered electricity, circuits, and electromagnets, and offered each student fun and hands-on activities to learn more about these topics. Student and parent feedback both reflected what a unique opportunity this presented for the young learners who participated, and Discovery’s staff hopes to bring back this opportunity during summer 2017. Thanks to GSK, and to AAAS, who administered the national grant program through which Discovery was chosen as a program site.
Global Science News: August 2016
- Extra Old Fossils: Scientists in Greenland may have uncovered fossils that are 3.7 billion years old, possibly the world’s oldest fossils.
- Mars Simulation in Hawaii: Scientists complete a year-long simulation of a human colony on Mars.
- Teeny Tiny Sensors: University of California, Berkeley engineers have created a wireless sensor the size of a dust particle that can be implanted in the human body.
- Physics Forces: University of California, Irvine researchers have identified what could be a new subatomic particle that indicates a fifth fundamental force of nature, other than the known four (gravity, electromagnetism, and strong and weak nuclear forces).
Thanks to Wikipedia’s 2016 in Science for the our Global Science headlines.