Be a chemist at home this summer!
GSK Science in the Summer Be a Chemist! is now offered virtually in the greater Philadelphia area. This program consists of at-home experiments where children take on the roles of four different chemists to solve real-world problems: medicinal chemist, materials chemist, water chemist, and color chemist. The program also includes introductory videos and live virtual research team meetings with Franklin Institute educators to share results from the at-home experiments. Be a Chemist! is designed for children ages 7-13, and we invite your whole family to explore together at home!
Virtual Program Details
The recommended sequence for participating in the virtual Be a Chemist! program is:
- Watch short introductory videos! Visit our Be a Chemist! page to watch short introductory videos that help your child(ren) set up their at-home lab space and learn about their chemistry research project.
- Do at-home science experiments! Follow the activity guide to explore your chemistry research project, using the science materials listed in the activity guide. Remember to follow the safety guidelines during all activities. Many of the materials can be found in your kitchen!