Girl Scout Workshops

Daisy Coding for Good

Badge 1

Learn about coding as you program a cat to follow directions in a cool programming language called Scratch, Jr.  Scratch, Jr is a fun language available free online. With ScratchJr, young children (ages 5-7) can program their own interactive stories and games. In the process, they learn to solve problems, design projects, and express themselves creatively on the a phone or tablet. You can read more about it here: https://www.scratchjr.org/ 

Before we meet, download Scratch, Jr to a tablet, iPad or phone. It would be good to have 1 device for Zoom and one for Scratch, Jr. .  We’ll complete the requirements for badge 1. 

This workshop is offered regularly for individual Scouts. We’re happy to schedule a special session for your troop of 6 or more. Tuition would be $6 per Scout. Scholarships are available for those with financial need. Just contact us at LabSpaceRobotics@gmail.com.

30 Minute Worshop

Materials: Scratch, Jr

Badge 2

Explore how board games and video games are the same and different.  Program your characters to have a race!  We’ll continue to learn more about the Scratch, Jr programming language.

You’ll need to have Scratch, Jr downloaded to a phone or tablet before class.  Please take badge 1 before this workshop.

This workshop is offered regularly for individual Scouts. We’re happy to schedule a special session for your troop of 6 or more. Tuition would be $6 per Scout. Scholarships are available for those with financial need. Just contact us at LabSpaceRobotics@gmail.com.

30 Minute Workshop

Materials: Scratch, Jr

Tuition: $6

Badge 3

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Explore animation and how pictures can tell a story.  We’ll watch a video to see how animators use storyboards to plan their projects and then, we’ll create a storyboard for our story and bring it to life with programming in Scratch, Jr.  

This workshop is offered regularly for individual Scouts. We’re happy to schedule a special session for your troop of 6 or more. Tuition would be $6 per Scout. Scholarships are available for those with financial need. Just contact us at LabSpaceRobotics@gmail.com.

45 Minute Workshop  

Materials: Scratch, Jr, pencil and paper

Tuition: $6

Daisy Robotics

Badge 1

Join us as we explore different types of robots and see how they are used.  You’ll get to help us program a robot to knock down a stack of cups and then, we’ll design a robot attachment to lift a toy.   

We’ll complete the requirements for Badge 1 of Daisy Robotics.  

This workshop is offered regularly for individual Scouts. We’re happy to schedule a special session for your troop of 6 or more. Tuition would be $6 per Scout. Scholarships are available for those with financial need. Just contact us at LabSpaceRobotics@gmail.com.

45 Minute Workshop  

Materials: Scratch, Jr, pencil and paper

Tuition: $6

Materials: Small cardboard box and some spare cardboard, 2-3 feet of string or yarn, tape, scissors, decorating supplies.

Badge 2

We’ll be learning about and creating prototypes of robots to solve a real world problem.  The workshop will start with videos of robots that people have invented to solve problems.  Then we’ll brainstorm ideas and get to work creating our prototypes.

You’ll need a good supply of recyclables and craft materials as well as pencil and paper.   
 

This workshop is offered regularly for individual Scouts. We’re happy to schedule a special session for your troop of 6 or more. Tuition would be $6 per Scout. Scholarships are available for those with financial need. Just contact us at LabSpaceRobotics@gmail.com.

45 Minute Workshop

Tuition: $6

Badge 3

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Daisy Mechanical Engineering

Badge 1

Badge 1: Board Game Design Challenge

Ready to take on the challenge of designing your own board game?  You’ll get to choose your theme, decide on the rules and create and test your game.

Materials:  Cardboard for the board part of your game, or 2 pieces of paper taped together, dice or cards, small objects to collects (if you like), and supplies to decorate.

This workshop is offered regularly for individual Scouts. We’re happy to schedule a special session for your troop of 6 or more. Tuition would be $6 per Scout. Scholarships are available for those with financial need. Just contact us at LabSpaceRobotics@gmail.com.

45 Minute Workshop

Tuition: $5

Badge 2

Badge 2: Roller Coaster Design

Join us as we build our own roller coasters for  marbles.  We’ll get hands-on experience with potential and kinetic energy as we construct our roller coasters.  You’ll experiment with materials, do lots of testing and then redesign to make your roller coaster even better.

Materials: flat cardboard for the base, cardboard tubes, tape, hot glue(optional), paper, paper plates (optional), marbles

This workshop is offered regularly for individual Scouts. We’re happy to schedule a special session for your troop of 6 or more. Tuition would be $6 per Scout. Scholarships are available for those with financial need. Just contact us at LabSpaceRobotics@gmail.com.

45 minute workshop

Tuition: $6

Badge 3

Design your own car!  We’ll look at lots of cool vehicles and then design and build our own cards out of recycled materials!
 
This workshop complete the requirements for the Daisy Mechanical Engineering Badge 3.  Badge not included.  You do not have to be a Daisy to attend this workshop.
 
The supply list can be found here

Brownie Mechanical Engineering

Badge 1

Brownie Mechanical Engineering Badge 1- Leap Bot Design

$6

45-minute workshop

 Ready to learn some new engineering skills?  We’ll be making contraptions that leap into the air as we explore the engineering design process.

Materials Needed:
Recycled cardboard of various thicknesses, rubber bands, duct or masking tape and items for decoration.  If you have a toy or device that uses springs, bring it for show and tell!

This workshop will complete the requirements for this badge. The badge is not included in the cost of the workshop.


Badge 2

Brownie Mechanical Engineering Badge 2: Fling Flyer

$6

45 Minute Workshop

 Ready to learn some new engineering skills? We’ll be experimenting with elastic potential energy as we make Fling Fliers that really zip through the air!

This is a live, small group, online class. Materials you’ll need: a couple of non-bendy straws, rubber bands, paperclips, masking tape and a craft stick, clay or playdough.

This workshop will complete the requirements for the badge. The badge is not included.

Badge 3

Brownie Mechanical Engineering Badge 3: Car Design

$6

45 Minute Workshop

We’ll be making cars and exploring the forces that act on them.  First we’ll make a car that rolls and then we’ll add a launcher to it to make it really fast!

Materials:  Recycled cardboard, rubber band, pencil with good eraser, BBQ skewer, 2 straws, masking tape, and scissors. 

We’ll complete the requirements for this badge. The badge is not included.

Brownie Coding for Good

Badge 1

Brownie Coding for Good Badge 1

$6

 We’ll explore coding with some hands-on fun and learn about algorithms, debugging, events, loops and more.  You’ll need to download Scratch, Jr, a free app that is designed to make programming easy for young children. 

45 Minute Workshop

We will complete the requirements for this badge during the workshop. The badge is not included.

Badge 2

Brownie Coding for Good Badge 2: Digital Game Design

$6

Design your own video game in Scratch, Jr.   Badge 1 is a prerequisite for this workshop.  We’ll continue our exploration into coding and learn some new techniques and how to apply them to video game design. 

45 Minute Workshop

Badge 3

Brownie Coding for Good Badge 3: App Design

$6

 Exploring the world of apps and how they work!  We’ll take a look at several different apps and discuss ones that we or someone in our family uses.  Then, we’ll plan and program an app in Scratch, Jr (ScratchJr.org) that has 4 screens.  We’ll discuss the importance of making our app easy to use and then incorporate those ideas into our design.  You will need a phone or tablet with the Scratch, Jr app downloaded.  It works best if you have a separate device for Zoom for this class. You’ll also need a pencil and paper.

45 Minutes

Brownie Robotics

Badge 1

Brownie Robotics Badge 1

$6

50-Minute Workshop

 Let’s explore robotics! We’ll explore some of the many ways robots are used, then, you’ll help us program a robot to find the Girl Scout Cookies! Did you know your cell phone has sensors just like robots do? We’ll show you how to access those sensors so you can do some fun experiments.

Materials:

a phone with the Arduino Science Journal app downloaded. The Arduino Science Journal app lets us see the readings of sensors on our phones or tablets. You can read more about it here: https://www.arduino.cc/education/science-journal

Badge 2 part 1

Badge 2 part 1

$6

approximately 45 minute workshop

 Explore biomimicry-design influenced by nature-,  design a robot bumblebee, and engineer a fun grabber!  Complete steps 1 and 2 of   the Brownies Robotics Badge 2: Designing Robots. In this workshop we will complete Steps 1 and 2.  

Supplies and Prep:

Heavy recycled cardboard – 4 pieces 10 inches by 1.5 inches.
Sharp Pencil or screw driver for poking holes
4 1.5 inch brads (paper fasteners)
3 or 4 rubber bands of different sizes
2 paint stirrers or rulers
Duct or making tape
String – about 2 feet  

Badge 2 part 2

Robotics Badge 2 part 2

$6

 We’ll be learning about and creating prototypes of robots to solve a real world problem.  The workshop will start with videos of robots that people have invented to solve problems.  Then we’ll brainstorm ideas and get to work creating our prototypes.

You’ll need a good supply of recyclables and craft materials as well as pencil and paper.   
 

45 Minute Workshop

Junior Mechanical Engineering

Badge 1: Paddle Boat Design

Tuition: $5

45-minute workshop

We’ll take a look at the different boats are powered and think about what might work well and try to discover what problems might exist.

Our hands-on project will be to construct a paddleboat that can be wound-up to propel itself through the water.

Materials:

container to use as the body of the boat

water bottle, plastic food container

5 or 6 rubberbands

4 BBQ Skewers or 2 pencils or chopsticks

For the paddle: plastic spoon, or craft stick, or piece of plastic cut from a milk jug.

This workshop will complete the requirements for this badge. The badge is not included.

Badge 2: Balloon Car Design

Tuition: $6

45 Minute Workshop

We’ll explore the forces that act on cars and learn about some engineering jobs in automobile design.

For the hands-on project, you’ll build a car from recycled materials. We’ll spend time testing and refining and then add a launcher to make the car really zip!

You can even design a car seat for a toy to keep it safe and it rides.

Materials:

recycled cardboard

2 straws

2 BBQ skewers

tape

scissors

a stretchy rubber band

 

Badge 3: Crane Design Challenge

Tuition: $6

45 Minute Workshop

Our project is to build a crane from recycled materials. We’ll start with a basic plan and then make adjustments as we experiment with our crane. How many pennies will your crane be able to lift? Can you design a bucket to hold them without spilling?

Materials:

recycled cardboard box

pencil (will be used in the build)

3-4 feet of string or yarn

duct tape

2 large plastic cups that can stack and still turn

Junior Coding for Good

Badge 1: Coding Basics

We’ll be exploring programming concepts like loops and if-then statements as we learn to program in Scratch- a programming language that makes it easy to tell stories and express your self.

You’ll need a gmail account to sign-in to Scratch so you can save your work. You can read more about Scratch here: https://scratch.mit.edu/

LabSpace limits registrations in this class to 9 to provide the opportunity for lots of interaction and sharing of projects.

Tuition: $6

50-minute workshop

Badge 2: Digital Game Design

Tuition: $25

Three one-hour classes

Let’s program your first video game! We’ll all be making a maze-style game, but everyone will design their own maze and choose the rules for their game. We’ll learn how to create our own game art, create collisions, use events and more.

We’ve found that video game design works great as an online class! Students can share their screens with the teacher and teachers can share with students. Because classes are kept small (usually between 4-7 students) there is plenty of time to ask questions and get to know each other. This will be a fun way to earn your Junior Coding for Good: Badge 2.This class will meet via Zoom. An invitation will be sent out a couple of days before class starts. You do not have to be a Girl Scout to take this class.
MultiMedia Fusion 2.5 will be our game design program. The free trial version is very good. Here is a download link: https://www.clickteam.com/clickteam-fusion-2-5.

Badge 3: App Design

Tuition: $18

Three 50-minute sessions

Join us as we explore the many apps we use every day and take a closer look at how they are designed and what makes a useful, intuitive app.We will brainstorm the design of a user-interface as well as how the various “screens” of our app will connect to each other, then we’ll use Scratch (a drag-and-drop programming language created by MIT) to create a program to simulate the layout we want!

This will complete the requirements for this badge. The badge is not included.

Junior Robotics

Badge 1: Programming Robots

Join us as we explore how and why robots are used and try your hand at programming some virtual robots. You’ll need a gmail account to sign-in to Scratch so you can save your work. You can read more about Scratch here: https://scratch.mit.edu/

We’ll explore the engineering process as we build an Astronaut Safety Lander and learn about some robots in space.

Tuition: $ 12 for 2 50-60 minute workshops.

Badge 2: Designing Robots

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Badge 3: Showcasing Robots

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Cadette Robotics

Badge 1: Programming Robots

Explore how and why robots are used and how sensor help them gather information and use it to make decisions.

We’ll practice coding skills as we program some virtual robots. You’ll need a gmail account to sign-in to Scratch so you can save your work. You can read more about Scratch here: https://scratch.mit.edu/

We’ll also be making our own touch sensor and learning how to wire a circuit. Materials for this are included in the cost of the workshop. We will mail them to you after registration. Please allow 2 weeks for them to arrive. We will be using them in the second of the 2 workshops.

LabSpace limits registrations in this class to 9 to provide the opportunity for lots of interaction and sharing of projects.

Tuition: $20

Two 50-60 minute workshop

Badge 2: Designing Robots

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Badge 3: Showcasing Robots

Cadette Cybersecurity

Badge 1: Cybersecurity Basics

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Badge 2: Cybersecurity Safeguards

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Badge 3: Cybersecurity Investigator

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