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soc­cer.

The day be­fore, the high­light for both was mak­ing a sports drink, they agreed.

The sports drink was the fa­vorite for Er­den­heim El­e­men­tary ris­ing fourth­grader Jonah, who “kind of” likes sci­ence, but not sports.

The bean bag toss was tops for Car­los, a ris­ing fourth-grader at Er­den­heim El­e­men­tary, who likes run­ning and base­ball.

The stu­dents were go­ing to com­pare how their home­made ball bounced with other balls be­fore the end of the ses­sion, said stu­dent Chil­dren work to­gether to record their data dur­ing Sci­ence in the Sum­mer class at the Free Li­brary of Spring­field Town­ship June 27, 2017. helper Ian Brehm dur­ing a brief break. A vol­un­teer at the li­brary for the past three sum­mers, the ris­ing home­schooled 11th-grader said, “It’s a good feel­ing to know you’re help­ing some­one out.”

Ad­min­is­tered in the Philadel­phia re­gion by The Franklin In­sti­tute and hosted in local li­braries, Sci­ence in the Sum­mer was started 30 years ago in an effort “to en­gage el­e­men­tary stu­dents in sci­ence, tech­nol­ogy, en­gi­neer­ing and math­e­mat­ics (STEM) learn­ing at an early age,” ac­cord­ing to a GSK news re­lease.

“We hope that GSK Sci­ence in the Sum­mer classes con­tinue to in­spire chil­dren to ex­plore the won­ders of sci­ence, as an aca­demic pur­suit now and a pos­si­ble ca­reer path later,” Marti Skold-jordan, GSK man­ager of com­mu­nity part­ner­ships, said in the re­lease.

GENE WALSH — DIG­I­TAL FIRST ME­DIA

Stu­dent rolls to­gether in­gre­di­ents to cre­ate a rub­ber ball dur­ing Sci­ence in the Sum­mer class at the Free Li­brary of Spring­field Town­ship June 27, 2017.

GENE WALSH — DIG­I­TAL FIRST ME­DIA

Chil­dren toss bean bags to test their co­or­di­na­tion dur­ing Sci­ence in the Sum­mer class at the Free Li­brary of Spring­field Town­ship June 27, 2017.

GENE WALSH — DIG­I­TAL FIRST ME­DIA

Chil­dren us a piece of plas­tic to record the re­ac­tion time dur­ing Sci­ence in the Sum­mer class at the Free Li­brary of Spring­field Town­ship June 27, 2017.

GENE WALSH — DIG­I­TAL FIRST ME­DIA

Chil­dren per­form an ex­er­cise to record the re­ac­tion time dur­ing Sci­ence in the Sum­mer class at the Free Li­brary of Spring­field Town­ship June 27, 2017.

GENE WALSH — DIG­I­TAL FIRST ME­DIA

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