Girl Scouts of Eastern South Carolina and Girls Go Techbridge have joined together to offer five fun, hands-on programs-in-a-box to inspire girls in science and engineering. GSESC offered various adult trainings and girl events using the Girls Go Techbridge materials in spring 2013 and now the programs-in-a-box are available for Troop and Service Unit use. Adult training will be offered throughout the 2013-2014 year but it is not required to use the Girls Go Techbridge materials. The Girls Go Techbridge check-out form can be found on the GSESC website. Contact Lesley Robinson, Director of Program Services, at 843-552-9910 ext 2240, or at firstname.lastname@example.org for more information.
Girls will learn about green design and in the process develop engineering skills while construct their own green studio in a shoebox from start to finish – from brainstorming an idea, to creating a floor plan, to building "green". In construction stages, girls will explore and reflect on energy usage in their home and consider ways to change habits to lessen environmental impact. Careers introduced in this program-in-a-box are: architect, civil engineer, environmental engineer, product designer, materials engineer, and landscape architect.
Girls will learn about electronics and circuitry through a series of hands-on investigations. They will begin with exploration of Snap Circuits, learn about basic electronic components and build different kinds of circuits. They can also learn how to solder and put their skills to action, making an Electric Game Board (based on the concept of an Operation game) and Tilt Lantern that they can take home. Careers introduced in this program-in-a-box are: electrical engineer, toy designer, software engineer, mechanical engineer, and materials science engineer.
Love to be creative? In this program-in-a-box, girls learn about the engineering design process and get their creative juices flowing by building and designing a pencil pouch for their buddy, and work as a team to create a unique bubble wand, bubble solution and the marketing plan to accompany the product. They’ll also build protective packaging for their favorite cookie and prototype a toy of their own invention. Careers introduced in this program-in-a-box are: chemical engineer, mechanical engineer, marketing specialist, product manager, packaging engineer, and product designer.
Survival skills meet science as girls design water filters, wind-powered cranks, a message-carrying car, and safe shelter for your troop’s (make-believe) camping trip in Yellowstone National Park. After an earthquake strikes your fictional campground your electrical power, your food, and your water source are unavailable. How will you get out of this predicament? By applying engineering, problem-solving and design savvy! Go girl power! Careers introduced in this program-in-a-box are: mechanical engineer, environmental engineer, civil engineer, structural engineer, and geologist.
Welcome to a crazy carnival of your own creation. Girls will explore simple machines all around them as they 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 of their imagination. Careers introduced in this program-in-a-box are: mechanical engineer, structural engineer, industrial engineer, computer scientist, safety engineer, and transportation engineer.
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