Scout STEM badges with hands on circuit projects

Scouts Councils around the country are recognizing the value of hands-on projects with electricity for building confidence in STEM.  Lectrify products are designed to provide a low-cost solution that ensures successful exploration of core concepts of electricity and engineering.  Our products are designed around a philosophy of "low threshold, no ceiling" that ensures that both girls and troop leaders have successful projects that don't limit imagination or ability.

Lectrify for New STEM and Outdoor Badges

In July 2017,  Girl Scouts announced 23 new STEM and Outdoor badges for girls to explore science and engineering. Here are examples of how our kits align with a few of the new badge journeys. 

Think like an Engineer

Girls explore key concepts in electronics and engineering. These hands-on projects provide opportunities for girls to ideate, develop and prototype solutions. Along the way they test and evaluate their ideas. Projects range from LEGO engineering to Wearable Tech. 

Aligned with STEM Journeys from Daisy through Junior and Multi-level (K-5)

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Think Like a Citizen Scientist

We recommend a sequence of projects starting with simple circuits all the way to our Sensor. Girls create their own circuit probe to collect and analyze data on conductive materials. This exercise allows girls to practice the scientific method and focuses on environmental engineering, pollution, water, recycling and food science. 

Aligned with STEM Journeys from Daisy through Junior and Multi-level (K-5)

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Computer Science: Think Like a Programmer

CODE It is a low cost, easy to use, open-ended, introduction to programming through physical computing. It is built upon the same microprocessor as the Arduino, the ATMEGA 328. This microcontroller can be programmed using a wide variety of Arduino programming tools ranging from the basic Arduino sketch interface to visual programming environments such as mBlock or ArduBlock that follow the familiar Scratch interface. Girls can start by programming wearable computers or interactive toys. 

ROBOTICS

Aligned with STEM Journeys from Daisy through Junior and Multi-level (K-5)

Girls explore how robots move by exploring our vibrating motor projects. They use Newton's 2nd Law to explore the relationship between force and mass. The activity includes the girls designing their own robots by testing their prototypes.  Take a look at our video on how to explore engineering concepts using Shake it. 

Aligns with Daisy, Brownie and Junior robotics badges

 Daisy How Robots Move Badge

Daisy How Robots Move Badge

 Brownie Designing Robots Badge

Brownie Designing Robots Badge

 Daisy Design a Robot Badge

Daisy Design a Robot Badge

 Junior Designing Robots Badge

Junior Designing Robots Badge

JEWELRY, Product Designer and other BADGES

Take these badges to the next level by adding electronics. We have a variety of projects that introduce girls to STEM while making cool wearable jewelry. For younger girls, it may be better to start them off with paper clip jewelry. 

 Junior Jeweler Badge

Junior Jeweler Badge

 Brownie Inventor Badge

Brownie Inventor Badge

 Junior Product Design Badge

Junior Product Design Badge

Regional Programs: 

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Girl Scouts of Northern California provides Girls Go Tech program boxes that includes a Power it Up badge 

Girl Scouts of Orange County has a  STEMsational ME! badge (page 5 where they discuss Redesign, Refashion and Reinvent a garment)

Girl Scouts of Minnesota and Wisconsin River Valley I'm Electric Badge.

Project Packs:

Check out project packs used by regional Girl Scout troops or contact us and we can brainstorm project ideas that meet your needs. 

 
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