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Science in the Summer

June 19, 2017 @ 10:00 am - June 20, 2017 @ 3:00 pm


Level I (younger kids, grades K-3) 10 am to 12 pm

Level II (older kids, grades 3-6) 1 pm to 3 pm

This year’s SIS topic is The Science of Sports.  This is not a sports camp. The 2-day session will cover three aspects –


1. physical – students will practice balance, perform basic yoga, and learn about nutrition/hydration.  They will actually make a sports drink.

2. mental – students will practice eye-hand coordination using hackey sacks, and play games that foster concentration and focus.

3. equipment – students will learn about the science behind equipment design and the materials that are needed to make the equipment effective. Students will make their own bouncy balls and measure the height at which they can bounce.

Throughout all aspects, students will be exposed to STEM careers within the sports industry (i.e. statistician, dietitian, physical therapist, trainer, sports or athletic engineer…). Registration is online via the Franklin Institute’s Science in the Summer website, and will go live on Thursday, May 4 at noon.  There is a max of 16 kids per session. The waitlist is in order of when the child was registered.


June 19, 2017 @ 10:00 am
June 20, 2017 @ 3:00 pm