Girl Scouts of Eastern Missouri launched a two-year partnership with Techbridge (www.techbridgegirls.org) to offer five, fun, hands-on engineering programs-in-a-box to its members. The goals of the program are to:
Upcoming Training Opportunity
- Introduce engaging science and engineering hands-on activities to girls to develop technical skills and increase girls’ confidence levels
- Increase girls’ knowledge of and interest in science and engineering careers through career activities and role models
- Build leaders’ confidence in leading and bringing science and engineering activities to their girls
- Provide resources to families to help encourage girls in science and engineering
Girls Go Techbridge Volunteer Workshop (Adults who work with girls in grades 4-12)
Wed., April 10, 9:30am-noon
Girl Scout Service Center
St. Louis, MO 63146
- Need program ideas for summer day camp or for your troop?
- Want to excite and encourage girls to pursue careers in science and engineering?
- Gain the confidence to lead girls in Girls Go Techbridge (GGT) hands-on programs in-a-box activities
- Participants in this course will complete a hands-on activity from the “Engineers to the Rescue” box, designed for girls to use their engineering, problem-solving and design savvy to survive an earthquake that occurred on their make-believe camping trip to Yellowstone National Park
- Additional GGT topics include green architecture, engineering design, circuitry, simple machines and basic engineering principles
- Many of the activities correlate with Girl Scout Journeys and available badges
Peggy Maull, 314.592.2398 or email@example.com
The five kits are:
Make it Green
Learn about green design and in the process, develop science and engineering skills. Girls will construct a green studio from start to finish – from brainstorming an idea, to creating a floor plan, to building “green.” Through smaller activities, girls will explore and reflect on their energy usage in their home and consider ways in which they can change their habits to lessen their environmental impact.
Power it Up
Learn about electronics and circuitry through a series of hands-on investigations. Girls will begin with exploration of Snap CircuitsTM, learn about basic electronic components and build different kinds of circuits. Rounding out this unit, girls will learn how to solder and put their skills to action, making an Electric Game Board and Tilt Lantern that they can take home.
Girls will learn about the engineering design process and get their creative juices flowing by building and designing a pencil pouch and a unique bubble wand and solution. They'll also build protective packaging for their favorite cookie and a toy prototype of their own invention.
Engineers to the Rescue
Survival skills meet science as girls design water filters, wind-powered cranks, a message-carrying car and safe shelter for a make-believe camping trip in Yellowstone National Park. After an earthquake strikes the fictional campground, electrical power, food and water source are unavailable. Girls will you get out of this predicament by applying their engineering, problem-solving and design savvy.
Welcome to a crazy carnival of your troop's creation. Explore simple machines all around. Build a merry-go-round, a bean-bag toss and a race car. Levers, pulleys, screws and gears abound as girls engineer the ultimate playground.
Peggy Maull, 314.592.2398, firstname.lastname@example.org
Michelle Johnson, 314.592.2344, email@example.com
Girls Go Techbridge Links
Girls Go Techbridge FAQ
Girls Go Techbridge Programs-In-A-Box Guidelines
Girls Go Techbridge Training
Volunteers may access the training videos for Girls Go Techbridge at:
Make It Green:
Power It Up:
Engineers to the Rescue:
A training video on DVD is included in each kit. Refer to the Lead & Learn to find out about upcoming Girls Go Techbridge adult learning opportunities.