Tag Archives: STEM

You’re Invited! Robot Building Party! (Mountain Communities)

 

Calling all girls K-3rd grades in the Mountain Communities who are not currently in Girl Scouts – but totally should be! Bring a friend, make new ones, and build a ROBOT with Girl Scouts!

Join us for a Robot Building Party! Thursday, July 9th at 5pm! FREE! Register in advance on the Eventbrite link to save your spot and we’ll send you a confirmation email with the Zoom link to join us!

Before this event, please take the time to review the Girl Scouts of Colorado’s Internet Safety Pledge, and then virtually sign it with your girl. As always, safety is a top priority at Girl Scouts of Colorado. Girl Scouts of Colorado’s Internet Safety Pledge.

Sign up HERE for the event!

This party is for future Girl Scouts only Please pass this invitation to your friends who wish to become a Girl Scout! Who better than you to invite them to join?

If you are a current Girl Scout – please check out the July badge series for Space Science for Daisy, for Brownie, and for Junior levels!  And visit our Badge Explorer to see Robotics badges for your grade level.

Questions? Call or text Carole at 720-450-4199; carole.vowell@gscolorado.org

 

Pollinators and citizen science

Submitted by Robin Hill

Metro Denver

Aurora

Ruth and Aspen from Troop 60035 worked on their Think Like a Citizen Scientist Journey. For a field trip, they participated in a pollinator workshop at the Denver Botanic Gardens. They learned that National Pollinator Week was celebrated in June. Because of COVID-19, the usual events surrounding National Pollinator Week could not be held. That’s when their Take Action Project was born. The girls did a presentation about National Pollinator Week, common pollinators in Colorado, and ways to help pollinators through citizen science. Their presentation was shared with their troop, other troop leaders, and family and friends. They also enjoyed their Scistarter project, an ant picnic, where they examined what “foods” attracted ants. Pictures are from one of the citizen scientist observation games and from their ant picnic.

We want to hear how your girl is using her Girl Scout skills by taking initiative, caring for the community, and Girl Scouting at home. She can send in her story here.

Starburst Rock Cycle

What do Starburst and Geology have in common? Find out by watching this video with Mad Scientist Hobbes from Tomahawk Ranch!

Starburst Rock Cycle Transcript

We want to hear how your girl is using her Girl Scout skills by taking initiative, caring for the community, and Girl Scouting at home. She can send in her story here.

Virtual Latinx/Hispanic STEM Event

Submitted by Genesis R., Girl Scout Gold Award candidate

Metro Denver

Arvada

[Details and forms available in Spanish and English. Detalles y formularios disponibles en español e inglés.]

Have an empty spot on your calendar on June 27, 2020 from 9-11:30 a.m.? Do you have a second-fifth grader interested in learning more about STEM? Come join us for a Virtual STEM Event!

This event was created as part of a Gold Award project aimed to get more girls from Latinx and Hispanic communities involved in STEM. Did you know that in 2015/2016, Latinas only represented 3.8% of STEM Bachelor’s Degrees across the United States?
(“Women in Science, Technology, Engineering, and Mathematics (STEM): Quick Take.” Catalyst, 14 June 2019, www.catalyst.org/research/women-in-science-technology-engineering-and-mathematics-stem/)

We will be talking about what STEM is, the impact and benefits of it, and doing some hands-on activities. If you are interested, please have a caregiver fill out the sign-up form with the attendee. Registration closes on June 20 at 11:59 p.m. (MDT) or when we have reached our capacity.
https://docs.google.com/forms/d/e/1FAIpQLSfCI3Nfo6-PNrTJCItsErTcl-HvDLCpbX9mjEnumEbalh2WnQ/viewform?usp=pp_url

Calling all PAI’s and PA’s! Do you want a chance to practice your leadership skills? We’re looking for PAI’s and PA’s to help lead our camp. PAI’s can complete three out of six activities towards their PA pins. If you are interested in volunteering, please fill out a form below. We will be accepting entries until June 17 at 11:59 p.m. (MDT).
https://docs.google.com/forms/d/e/1FAIpQLScfJx4GEB0_EUHpRqT25eR0nDQ5UsbZf2sj2EORtBeuDH_C_A/viewform?usp=pp_url

We will be hosting this event through Zoom. A few days prior to June 27, we will send a reminder email, and the link to join. Capacity will be limited, so sign up soon! In addition, we would appreciate you filling out the survey below before attending the camp! If you would like to reach out to us, please feel free to email latingirlsandthefuture2020@gmail.com. Thank you!
https://docs.google.com/forms/d/e/1FAIpQLScVGLETizobVL2_k8zl1gQaeC-j2oDJdsQN0R50S9vPcPwk8Q/viewform?usp=pp_url

¿Tiene un lugar vacío en su calendario para el 27 de Junio de 9 a 11:30 AM? ¿Tiene un alumno de segundo a quinto grado interesado en aprender más sobre STEM? ¡Únete con nosotros para un evento virtual de día STEM!

Este evento fue creado como parte de un proyecto del Reconocimiento de Oro destinado a involucrar a más niñas de comunidades Latinas y Hispanas en STEM. ¿Sabía que en 2015/2016, las Latinas solo representaban 3.8% de los títulos de licenciatura de STEM en los Estados Unidos?
(“Women in Science, Technology, Engineering, and Mathematics (STEM): Quick Take”. Catalyst, 14 de junio de 2019, www.catalyst.org/research/women-in-science-technology-engineering-and-mathematics-stem/)

Hablaremos sobre qué es STEM, el impacto y los beneficios, y haremos algunas actividades prácticas. Si está interesado, pídale a un guardián legal que complete el formulario de registro con el asistente. (Solo necesita completar 1 de los formularios a continuación). La inscripción cierra el 20 de Junio a las 11:59 p.m. (MDT).
https://docs.google.com/forms/d/e/1FAIpQLSfEeVZKy9aQoXn8NR7FSBw6QYaHjbfudpTEvrLF2PyPC-8OIg/viewform?usp=pp_url

PAI y PA

¡Llamando a todos los PAI’s y PA’s! ¿Quieres una oportunidad para practicar tus habilidades de liderazgo? Estamos buscando PAI’s y PA’s para ayudar a dirigir nuestro campamento. Los PAI’s pueden completar 3 de 6 actividades para sus pines de PA. Si está interesado en ser voluntario, complete los formularios a continuación. Aceptaremos entradas hasta el 17 de Junio a las 11:59 p.m. (MDT).
https://docs.google.com/forms/d/e/1FAIpQLSfEeVZKy9aQoXn8NR7FSBw6QYaHjbfudpTEvrLF2PyPC-8OIg/viewform?usp=pp_url

Organizaremos este evento a través de Zoom. Unos días antes del 27 de Junio, le enviaremos un correo electrónico recordatorio y el enlace para unirse. La capacidad será limitada, ¡así que regístrese pronto! Además, le agradeceríamos que complete la encuesta a continuación antes de asistir al campamento. Si desea comunicarse con nosotros, no dude en enviarnos un correo electrónico a latingirlsandthefuture2020@gmail.com. ¡Gracias!
https://docs.google.com/forms/d/e/1FAIpQLScVGLETizobVL2_k8zl1gQaeC-j2oDJdsQN0R50S9vPcPwk8Q/viewform?usp=pp_url

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We want to hear how your girl is using her Girl Scout skills by taking initiative, caring for the community, and Girl Scouting at home. She can send in her story here.

Meet an Expert: National Weather Service Meteorologist

Girl Scouts of Colorado thanks Megan Stackhouse for co-hosting our “Meet an Expert – National Weather Service Meteorologist” webinar! More than 20 Girl Scouts from across Colorado participated in this webinar on June 4, 2020. Missed it? Listen to the recording now.

Megan is a Meteorologist for the National Weather Service in Grand Junction, Colorado. She taught girls about the different tools she uses to predict the weather, her education and background, and walked everyone through a “cloud in a jar” experiment. Megan also showed a video of her team launching a weather balloon and taught us about the lifecycle of a weather balloon. We learned that Megan’s favorite weather experiment is a flash flood display in her office in Grand Junction and her favorite Girl Scout cookie is a Thin Mint!

This “Meet an Expert” session falls under the STEM pillar of Girl Scouts.

We want to hear how your girl is using her Girl Scout skills by taking initiative, caring for the community, and Girl Scouting at home. She can send in her story here.

July 2020 Badge Series: Outdoor Arts and Space Science

July 2020 is the perfect time to enjoy and explore the great outdoors while earning badges. Girl Scouts of Colorado’s featured badge series are Outdoor Arts and Space Science!

In the Outdoor Arts badges, girls will learn how to see nature in their backyard and be inspired to make art from their observations.

  • Daisies will explore the outdoors and use what they see and hear to make different kinds of art.
  • Brownies will learn how they can make their own art outdoors and have fun doing it.
  • Juniors will let nature be their inspiration as they explore, create, and design different kinds of art.
  • Cadettes will learn how to observe and collect things outdoors that will drive their art and creativity.
  • Seniors will learn how to see nature with an artist’s eye and create something helpful to the environment.
  • Ambassadors will explore nature and create different kinds of outdoor-themed art.

Registration for the Outdoor Arts badges will open June 15 and close on July 2. Kick-off meetings will be July 7.

In the Space Science badges, girls will learn to love the cosmos and its endless possibilities.

  • Daisies will explore what it means to be a space scientist as they look at the sky and talk about what they see.
  • Brownies will learn how to investigate and learn about the sun, moon, planets, and stars.
  • Juniors will venture through the solar system and beyond and discover that space is even bigger than they thought.
  • Cadettes will understand more about the amazing properties of light and how we use it to make discoveries about the universe and space science.
  • Seniors will understand more about the universe, their place in it, and how light is used to make discoveries about it.
  • Ambassadors will understand more about space science and ways that they can be a part of NASA now and in the future.

Registration for the Space Science badges will open June 15 and close on July 2. Kick-off meetings will be July 10.

Questions? Email inquiry@gscolorado.org.

We want to hear how your girl is using her Girl Scout skills by taking initiative, caring for the community, and Girl Scouting at home. She can send in her story here.

Women in STEM Coloring Book

When girls explore what women can achieve in a STEM career, they see the powerful connection between science and making the world a better place. And, she discovers how she can change the world too!

The new Women in STEM Coloring Book highlights six amazing women who use STEM in their daily work, and showcases the wide range of STEM careers that help us build bridges, create apps, grow food, help people stay healthy, protect the planet, and more. Now, girls can get creative as they learn about careers and imagine their own  STEM futures!

These coloring sheets are made possible by a generous grant from IF/THEN,  part of Lyda Hill Philanthropies’ commitment to fund game-changing advancements in science and nature.  IF/THEN’s mission is to inspire the next generation of girls to consider pursuing careers in STEM.

We want to hear how your girl is using her Girl Scout skills by taking initiative, caring for the community, and Girl Scouting at home. She can send in her story here.

Girl Scouting at Home: “Think Like a Citizen Scientist” Challenges Part Four of Four

Girl Scouts of Colorado’s Outreach Program team has developed a series of “Think Like a Citizen Scientist” Challenges for the week of June 1, 2020. These activities aren’t Girl Scout level-specific. However, they would probably be best for Girl Scout Daisies, Brownies, and Juniors. Each activity correlates with the Think Like a Citizen Scientist Journeys and are weather-related.

For your last challenge, you are going to make your own wind vane! Using a paper plate, cup, pencil, and string, girls will create their own wind vane, so they can tell which direction the wind is blowing.

Previous Challenges:

  • Use common household kitchen items to make your own hurricane! Girls will learn about the formation of hurricanes and will be able to see how they form.
  • In the “Climate around the World” experiment, girls will use items in the house and found outside to model different climates around the world and conduct an experiment on how the sun effects the different climates. Girls will learn the difference between weather and climate and explore climates all over the world!
  • Make your own sundial, using a paper plate and pencil. Girls will learn about the rotation of the Earth and how they can use that to tell the time!

We want to hear how your girl is using her Girl Scout skills by taking initiative, caring for the community, and Girl Scouting at home. She can send in her story here.

 

Girl Scouting at Home: “Think Like a Citizen Scientist” Challenges Part Thee of Four

Girl Scouts of Colorado’s Outreach Program team has developed a series of “Think Like a Citizen Scientist” Challenges for the week of June 1, 2020. These activities aren’t Girl Scout level-specific. However, they would probably be best for Girl Scout Daisies, Brownies, and Juniors. Each activity correlates with the Think Like a Citizen Scientist Journeys and are weather-related.

For your next challenge, you are going to make your own sundial, using a paper plate and pencil. Girls will learn about the rotation of the Earth and how they can use that to tell the time!

Previous Challenges:

We want to hear how your girl is using her Girl Scout skills by taking initiative, caring for the community, and Girl Scouting at home. She can send in her story here.

 

 

Girl Scouting at Home: “Think Like a Citizen Scientist” Challenges Part Two of Four

Girl Scouts of Colorado’s Outreach Program team has developed a series of “Think Like a Citizen Scientist” Challenges for the week of June 1, 2020. These activities aren’t Girl Scout level-specific. However, they would probably be best for Girl Scout Daisies, Brownies, and Juniors. Each activity correlates with the Think Like a Citizen Scientist Journeys and are weather-related.

In the “Climate around the World” experiment, girls will use items in the house and found outside to model different climates around the world and conduct an experiment on how the sun effects the different climates. Girls will learn the difference between weather and climate and explore climates all over the world!

Watch this video to learn how to use common household kitchen items to make your own hurricane! Girls will learn about the formation of hurricanes and will be able to see how they form.

We want to hear how your girl is using her Girl Scout skills by taking initiative, caring for the community, and Girl Scouting at home. She can send in her story here.