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Daisy (Grades K-1) STEM

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Automotive 1: Design

Daisy (Grades K-1) STEM

Buckle up and explore how automotive designers imagine and make plans for a new vehicle, like a car or truck. Then, design your own!
1. Choose special features for your vehicle
2. Sketch your vehicle
3. Sculpt and share your vehicle
When you’ve earned this badge, you’ll know how people design cars.

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Automotive 2 : Engineering

Daisy (Grades K-1) STEM

Discover how automotive engineers turn ideas into real cars! Then, build, test, and
improve a model of a vehicle.

1. Create your automotive engineering plan
2. Build a vehicle prototype
3. Test your vehicle prototype
When you’ve earned this badge, you’ll know how automotive engineers work together to
build cars and other vehicles.

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Automotive 3 : Manufacturing

Daisy (Grades K-1) STEM

Fire your engines and find out how automotive manufacturers build and test vehicles to make sure they’re ready for the road.
1. Explore efficient manufacturing and assembly lines
2. Create an assembly line to manufacture vehicles
3. Examine and test your vehicles for quality
When you’ve earned this badge, you’ll know how manufacturers assemble high quality vehicles.

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Coding for Good 1 : Coding Basics

Daisy (Grades K-1) STEM

Find out how computers can be used to help others.
1. Create algorithms for a computer that follow a sequence
2. Learn about women in computer science
3. Explore sorting algorithms
When you’ve earned this badge, you’ll know how computer scientists code programs for
computers to solve problems.

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Coding for Good 2 : Digital Game Design

Daisy (Grades K-1) STEM

Explore how video games can make a difference.
1. Explore tools used to develop digital games
2. Plan a maze game
3. Build, test, and improve your maze game
When you’ve earned this badge, you’ll know how video games are designed.

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Coding for Good 3 : App Development

Daisy (Grades K-1) STEM

Find out how programmers tackle big problems and make great apps.
1. Decompose your problem into smaller steps
2. Design an app that solves the problem
3. Share and improve your app
When you’ve earned this badge, you’ll know how computer scientists develop apps.

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Cybersecurity 1: Basics

Daisy (Grades K-1) STEM

Find out about computer parts and how computers are connected, just like you!
1. Find out how computers work
2. Find out what safety and protection means
3. Discover how you’re connected, just like computers are!
When you’ve earned this badge, you’ll know how how computers work and how to stay
safe online.

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Cybersecurity 2 : Safeguards

Daisy (Grades K-1) STEM

Find out how to stay safe when you go online.
1. Discover what makes you different from others
2. Find out what information is private
3. Discover who is in your trust circle
When you’ve earned this badge, you will know what privacy is and how to protect my
identity.

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Cybersecurity 3 : Investigator

Daisy (Grades K-1) STEM

Find out how computers gather information and solve problems.
1. Find out how to search for an answer
2. Use clues to figure out who someone is
3. Test your powers of observation
When you’ve earned this badge, you’ll know how to use your powers of observation to
investigate questions and find solutions.

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Daisy STEM Career Exploration

Daisy (Grades K-1) STEM

Find out how the things you love can become a part of your future.
1. Discover STEM
2. Explore your future
3. Learn about a STEM career
When you’ve earned this badge, you’ll know what STEM is. You’ll also know how you can
use STEM to help other people, animals, and the planet.

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Digital Leadership

Daisy (Grades K-1) STEM

Explore digital and real world communities, learn which personal information is safe to share online and use technology to support a cause you care about.
1. Discover your communities
2. Explore a world of information
3. Use technology for good
When you’ve earned this badge, you will know about digital communities.
You’ll know what information is safe to share online.
You’ll know how technology can make the world a better place.

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Journey : Between Earth and Sky

Daisy (Grades K-1) STEM Journey

In this Journey, you will:
1. Explore nature and learn how to keep the Earth healthy-visit a park or farm, talk to a scientist, or make origami butterflies to celebrate nature.
2. Plan a Take Action project, such as planting a tree, creating a garden for a children’s hospital, or putting on a play about protecting the Earth.
3. Earn 3 leadership awards: Blue Bucket Award, Firefly Award, and Clover Award. If you’re a Girl Scout volunteer, go to Volunteer Toolkit for complete meeting plans and activity instructions.
Learn more about how to earn your Take Action Award – and help your community – with the Girl Scout Take Action Guide.

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Journey : Think Like a Citizen Scientist

Daisy (Grades K-1) STEM Journey

In this Journey, you will:
1. Find out how scientists use the scientific method to investigate the world and make discoveries.
2. Do hands-on activities to learn how to make observations and collect data.
3. Plan a Take Action project that helps others. If you’re a Girl Scout volunteer, go to
Volunteer Toolkit for complete meeting plans and activity instructions.

Learn more about how to earn your Take Action Award – and help your community – with the Girl Scout Take Action Guide.

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Journey : Think Like a Programmer

Daisy (Grades K-1) STEM Journey

In this Journey, you will:
1. Find out how programmers use computational thinking to solve problems.
2. Do 3 computational thinking activities: Building a Foundation, Happy Maps, and Plant a Seed.
3. Plan a Take Action project that helps others. If you’re a Girl Scout volunteer, go to Volunteer Toolkit for complete meeting plans and activity instructions.
Learn more about how to earn your Take Action Award – and help your community – with the Girl Scout Take Action Guide.

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Journey : Think Like an Engineer

Daisy (Grades K-1) STEM Journey

In this Journey, you will:
1. Find out how engineers use design thinking to solve problems.
2. Do 3 hands-on design challenges: design and build a fairy house, a car powered by air, and a way to get across a canyon.
3. Plan a Take Action project that helps others. If you’re a Girl Scout volunteer, go to Volunteer Toolkit for complete meeting plans and activity instructions.
Learn more about how to earn your Take Action Award – and help your community – with the Girl Scout Take Action Guide.

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Math in Nature 1 : Shapes in Nature

Daisy (Grades K-1) STEM

Identify shapes and patterns in natural objects, like rainbows, flowers, and leaves.
1. Search for shapes in nature
2. Find and make patterns
3. Create art inspired by nature
When you’ve earned this badge, you will know how to identify shapes and patterns in
nature. You’ll also know how to create your own.

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Math in Nature 2 : Numbers in Nature

Daisy (Grades K-1) STEM

Explore how to measure the size and amount of objects in nature.
Create your own unit of measure for nature, too!

1. Search for shadows
2. Sort natural objects
3. Make your own unit of measure
When you’ve earned this badge, you will know about shadows, measurement, sorting,
and estimating.

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Math in Nature 3 : Design with Nature

Daisy (Grades K-1) STEM

Observe and use what you know about the outdoors to make and do things in nature.
1. Count with birds
2. Identify parts of nature
3. Make a map
When you’ve earned this badge, you will know how to use math to identify and sort things in nature. You’ll also know how to create a map.

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Mechanical Engineering : Board Game

Daisy (Grades K-1) STEM

Create board games and engineer your own game spinner.
1. Come up with an idea for your board game
2. Design a spinner for your game
3. Test your game and make it better
When you’ve earned this badge, you’ll have created your own board game and learned what inventors and engineers do.

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Mechanical Engineering : Model Car

Daisy (Grades K-1) STEM

Build a model car and test the friction of your car on different surfaces to prepare for a Troop Car Chase!
1. Design and build model cars
2. Use model cars to test the friction of different surfaces
3. Race your cars!
When you’ve earned this badge, you’ll have learned about friction by building and testing model cars. You will know how to design and test new things that you invent.

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Mechanical Engineering : Roller Coaster

Daisy (Grades K-1) STEM

Engineer your own roller coaster and see how its design affects its speed.
1. Make a simple roller coaster car
2. Build a model of a roller coaster
3. Test your roller coaster
When you’ve earned this badge, you’ll have learned about engineering and motion by
building and testing a roller coaster.

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Robotics 1 : What Robots Do

Daisy (Grades K-1) STEM

Learn about the many things robots do. Then, work in teams, like engineers, to design a robot that solves an everyday problem.
1. Learn about robots
2. Find out what robots can do
3. Team up to design your own robots
When you’ve earned this badge, you’ll know about the many things robots can be designed to do.

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Robotics 2 : How Robots Move

Daisy (Grades K-1) STEM

Think you might be a good robot? See if you can follow your programmer’s algorithm.
Then become a programmer and create algorithms for robots and friends.

1. Learn about the parts of a robot
2. Find out how robots move
3. Make a robot move
When you’ve earned this badge, you’ll know how to create a program that could be run
by a robot.

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Robotics 3 : Design a Robot

Daisy (Grades K-1) STEM

Now that you know what robots can do and how they do it, it’s time to design your own!
Plan and build a prototype of your robot that solves an everyday problem.

1. Plan your robot
2. Create a prototype
3. Get feedback on your robot
When you’ve earned this badge, you’ll know how to design a robot that solves an everyday problem.

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Space Science Explorer

Daisy (Grades K-1) STEM

Explore and observe the sky like a real space scientist.
1. Explore the Sun
2. Observe the Moon
3. Meet the Stars
When you’ve earned this badge, you’ll have explored and observed the Sun, Moon, and stars.

Brownie (Grades 2-3) STEM

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Automotive 1 : Design

Brownie (Grades 2-3) STEM

Find out how automotive designers come up with ideas for new vehicles. Then, take the wheel and design your own!
1. Explore how people move from place to place
2. Discover design criteria
3. Choose your vehicle’s design criteria
4. Sketch a vehicle to meet your criteria
5. Sculpt and share your vehicle
When you’ve earned this badge, you’ll know how to design, sketch, and sculpt a vehicle.

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Automotive 2 : Engineering

Brownie (Grades 2-3) STEM

Get in gear and explore how automotive engineers build vehicles. Then, engineer your own model of a vehicle to help people during an emergency!
1. Learn about simple machines in vehicles
2. Engineer a vehicle for safety based on criteria
3. Build a vehicle prototype
4. Test and revise your vehicle prototype
5. Share your vehicle prototype and testing results
When you’ve earned this badge, you’ll know how automotive engineers plan, build, test, and improve vehicles.

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Automotive 3 : Manufacturing

Brownie (Grades 2-3) STEM

Experience the importance of having a plan and discover how manufacturers build lots of vehicles that are safe and well made!
1. Experience the manufacturing process
2. Learn about the automotive manufacturing process
3. Plan your own automotive manufacturing process
4. Manufacture a set of vehicles
5. Share your automotive manufacturing process
When you’ve earned this badge, you’ll know how vehicles are manufactured in a factory.
You’ll also know how to make and test products for people to buy.

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Brownie STEM Career Exploration

Brownie (Grades 2-3) STEM

Find out how all the things you love-like camping, baking, and walking your dog-can become a job that changes the world.
Then, create a plan to turn your dreams into a reality!

1. Explore your interests
2. Discover the possibilities
3. Learn about the day-to-day
4. Brainstorm your next steps
5. Share your goals
When you’ve earned this badge, you’ll know how to use STEM to help others.

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Bugs

Brownie (Grades 2-3) Outdoors STEM

Explore the world of bugs and learn more about these little creatures that do so much.
1. Draw a bug poster
2. Try a bug craft
3. See bugs in action
4. Explore bug homes
5. Take a bug field trip
When you’ve earned this badge, you’ll know all about bugs.

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Coding for Good 1 : Coding Basics

Brownie (Grades 2-3) STEM

Find out how computer scientists write programs for computers to solve problems.
1. Create algorithms for a computer that follow a sequence
2. Use loops to improve your algorithm
3. Use events to make things happen
4. Learn about women in computer science
5. Create your own set of commands that use events
When you’ve earned this badge, you’ll know how programmers write programs that make computers work and how people can use computers to help others.

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Coding for Good 2 : Digital Game Design

Brownie (Grades 2-3) STEM

Explore how video games can help people to learn new skills and experience new things.
1. Discover how game design can be used “for good”
2. Explore tools used to develop digital games
3. Plan a maze game
4. Build, test, and improve your maze game using iteration
5. Share your game with others
When you’ve earned this badge, you’ll know how to think like a game maker and use iteration to plan, build, and test a game.

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Coding for Good 3 : App Development

Brownie (Grades 2-3) STEM

Design your own idea for an app that solves a problem for someone else.
1. Discover how apps can be used for good
2. Decompose the needs of your app user
3. Design your app screens
4. Create algorithms for your app that include events
5. Share and improve your app with user feedback
When you’ve earned this badge, you’ll know about user-centered design and how computer scientists develop apps.

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Computer Expert

Brownie (Grades 2-3) Life Skills STEM

Find out what computers can help you do and learn to be a safe, secure computer expert.
1. Paint or draw with an art program
2. Find some cool facts
3. Take a trip online
4. Make a connection
5. Have some computer fun
When you’ve earned this badge, you’ll know how to do many useful things on a computer.
This badge comes in a packet that includes the Computer Expert, My Best Self, Dancer, Home Scientist, and My Family Story badges.

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Cybersecurity 1 : Basics

Brownie (Grades 2-3) STEM

Find out how you use technology and how you can keep your technology safe.
1. Find out how you use technology
2. Discover what your technology can do
3. Find out how to create layers of security
4. Find out how to use real-life safety rules when you go online
5. Find out how messages travel on the internet
When you’ve earned this badge, you’ll know cybersecurity basics and understand the
role technology plays in your life.

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Cybersecurity 2 : Safeguards

Brownie (Grades 2-3) STEM

Find out how to be safe when you go online.
1. Create your identity
2. Find out what information to keep private when you go online
3. Find out how to share information safely online
4. Find out why you have to be careful about who you trust online
5. Test your knowledge of online safety rules
When you’ve earned this badge, you’ll know what information is private and how to share information safely.

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Cybersecurity 3 : Investigator

Brownie (Grades 2-3) STEM

Put on your detective hat and solve cyber crimes.
1. Crack a code to solve a problem
2. Investigate what’s real and fake in photos
3. Find out about digital footprints
4. Investigate how a computer virus can spread
5. Explore a cyber attack
When you’ve earned this badge, you’ll know how to use investigative skills to spot problems in the cyber world.

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Digital Leadership

Brownie (Grades 2-3) STEM

Find out how technology can help you to be a leader who teaches, inspires, and makes the real and digital worlds a better place.
1. Explore your communities
2. Discover your digital footprint
3. Examine what’s true and not
4. Design a digital commmunity
5. Create content for change
When you’ve earned this badge, you will know how to lead in the digital world.
You’ll know how to use technology to make the internet and world a better place.

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Home Scientist

Brownie (Grades 2-3) STEM

Find out where science has been hiding in your home.
1. Be a kitchen chemist
2. Create static electricity
3. Dive into density
4. Make something bubble up
5. Play with science
When you’ve earned this badge, you’ll be able to see the science all around you.
This badge comes in a packet that includes the Computer Expert, My Best Self, Dancer, Home Scientist, and My Family Story badges.

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Inventor

Brownie (Grades 2-3) STEM Entrepreneurship

Find out how inventors make stuff-and become an inventor yourself!
1. Warm up your inventor’s mind
2. Find lots of ways to solve the same problem
3. Make a needs list
4. Solve a problem
5. Share your invention
When you’ve earned this badge, you’ll know how to think like an inventor.
This badge comes in a packet that includes the Letterboxer, Pets, Making Games, Inventor, and Making Friends badges.

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Journey : Think Like a Citizen Scientist

Brownie (Grades 2-3) STEM Journey

In this Journey, you will:
1. Find out how citizen scientists make observations, collect data, and work with scientists to receive feedback on research.
2. Do 3 citizen science activities: sharpen your observation skills through 2 observation games and a SciStarter project.
3. Plan a Take Action project that helps others. If you’re a Girl Scout volunteer, go to Volunteer Toolkit for complete meeting plans and activity instructions.
Learn more about how to earn your Take Action Award – and help your community – with the Girl Scout Take Action Guide.

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Journey : Think Like a Programmer

Brownie (Grades 2-3) STEM Journey

In this Journey, you will:
1. Find out how programmers use computational thinking to solve problems.
2. Do 3 computational thinking activities: find out about paper programming; create a functional suncatcher to explore algorithms, variables, and functions; and create a personal innovation to discover rapid prototyping.
3. Plan a Take Action project that helps others. If you’re a Girl Scout volunteer, go to Volunteer Toolkit for complete meeting plans and activity instructions.
Learn more about how to earn your Take Action Award – and help your community – with the Girl Scout Take Action Guide.

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Journey : Think Like an Engineer

Brownie (Grades 2-3) STEM Journey

In this Journey, you will:
1. Find out how engineers use design thinking to solve problems.
2. Do 3 design thinking activities: design and build an assistive device, a water collection device, and a device that can launch a ball across a room.
3. Plan a Take Action project that helps others. If you’re a Girl Scout volunteer, go to
Volunteer Toolkit for complete meeting plans and activity instructions.

Learn more about how to earn your Take Action Award – and help your community – with the Girl Scout Take Action Guide.

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Journey : WOW! Wonders of Water

Brownie (Grades 2-3) STEM Journey

In this Journey, you will:
1. Explore the wonders of water by find out more about its importance and how it’s used around the world.
2. Plan a Take Action project, such as making informative posters, promoting recycling at school, or planting low-water gardens.
3. Earn 4 leadership awards: The LOVE Water Award, the SAVE Water Award, the SHARE Water Award, and the WOW! Award.
If you’re a Girl Scout volunteer, go to Volunteer Toolkit for complete meeting plans and activity instructions.

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Making Games

Brownie (Grades 2-3) STEM Entrepreneurship

Use your imagination to make up new games.
1. Try a scavenger hunt
2. Make up a mystery game
3. Create a party game
4. Change the rules
5. Invent a whole new sport
When you’ve earned this badge, you’ll know how to create new games and share them with others.
This badge comes in a packet that includes the Letterboxer, Pets, Making Games, Inventor, and Making Friends badges.

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Math in Nature 1 : Shapes in Nature

Brownie (Grades 2-3) STEM

Look carefully at nature, track what you see, and create art inspired by natural objects.
1. Track natural objects
2. Graph natural objects
3. Make a spiderweb with symmetry
4. Explore tessellations
5. Collect data about birds
When you’ve earned this badge, you will know about counting, graphing, symmetry, and tessellations.
You’ll also know about spiders, birds, and other natural objects.

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Math in Nature 2 : Numbers in Nature

Brownie (Grades 2-3) STEM

Use your senses and other tools to gather information and learn about the natural world.
1. Explore temperature
2. Measure the length of leaves
3. Graph your leaf data
4. Find space to grow
5. Plot and plant a garden
When you’ve earned this badge, you will know how to measure temperature and length.
You’ll also know about square feet, diagrams, and grids. You’ll have explored leaves and gardening.

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Math in Nature 3 : Design with Nature

Brownie (Grades 2-3) STEM

Use math to do things in the natural world, like find the age of natural objects, build a honeycomb, design a bird feeder, and go bird-watching.
1. Calculate the age of a natural object
2. Explore the shape of beehives
3. Measure and build a bird feeder
4. Use ratios to make bird food
5. Graph data about birds
When you’ve earned this badge, you will know about natural objects.
You’ll know how to measure, use scale and ratio, and make a graph.

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Mechanical Engineering : Fling Flyer

Brownie (Grades 2-3) STEM

Work like an engineer to create a Fling Flyer, an airplane you’ll make, and explore what keeps it and other things, such as birds, planes, and space ships, in the air.
1. Learn about forces that affect flight
2. Design and build a Fling Flyer
3. Test your Fling Flyer
4. Analyze and share your results
5. Brainstorm ways to improve your design
When you’ve earned this badge, you’ll have learned about the forces that affect flight as you design, build, and test a Fling Flyer. You’ll know how to design an investigation-and fine-tune your design after testing it, just like engineers.

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Mechanical Engineering : Leap Bot

Brownie (Grades 2-3) STEM

Design, build, and test things like an engineer as you create your own Leap Bot.
1. Learn about springs
2. Build your Leap Bot
3. Create a way to test how well your Leap Bot performs
4. Record the results of your test
5. Share your results
When you’ve earned this badge, you’ll have learned about engineering, gravity, and force by building and testing a Leap Bot. You will know how to build and test a new product.

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Mechanical Engineering : Race Car

Brownie (Grades 2-3) STEM

Design, build, and test your own race car to explore how science can make a faster race car!
1. Learn how design can affect speed
2. Design and build your race car
3. Design your racetrack
4. Conduct a fair test and record results
5. Share what you learned
When you’ve earned this badge, you’ll have designed a race car and a race track and carried out “fair tests” to learn how design affects speed.

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Robotics 1 : Designing Robots

Brownie (Grades 2-3) STEM

Team up with your fellow Brownies to design a robot. Plan, build, and share your robot prototype.
1. Explore how robots imitate nature
2. Learn about the parts of a robot
3. Plan your robot
4. Create a prototype
5. Get feedback on your robot
When you’ve earned this badge, you’ll know how to plan, build, and share feedback like an engineer by creating a prototype of a robot that helps other people or animals.

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Robotics 2 : Programming Robots

Brownie (Grades 2-3) STEM

Learn about the robot brain by engineering a machine that helps a robot to land
1. Learn how robots work
2. Discover the robot brain
3. Learn about programming
4. Try simple programming
5. Code a robot
When you’ve earned this badge, you’ll know how to create a program that could be run by a robot.

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Mechanical Engineering : Race Car

Brownie (Grades 2-3) STEM

Design, build, and test your own race car to explore how science can make a faster race car!
1. Create a presentation to share how you designed your robot
2. Tell others how you designed your robot
3. Learn about robotics competitions
4. Learn about robotics teams
5. See robots in action
Note: Unlike the other Robotics badges, these steps include options. You may be able to complete multiple steps, particularly three through five, at once.
When you’ve earned this badge, you’ll know how to share your robot with others.

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Space Science Adventurer

Brownie (Grades 2-3) STEM

Investigate the complexities of the sky as you learn to see things in a new way.
1. Meet the neighbors
2. See more than before
3. Investigate the Moon
4. Be a stargazer
5. Celebrate and share
When you’ve earned this badge, you’ll know how to investigate the Sun, Moon, planets, and stars.

Junior (Grades 4-5) STEM

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Animal Habitats

Junior (Grades 4-5) Outdoors STEM

Find out more about where animals live, how they play, and how humans can help them.
1. Find out about wild animals
2. Investigate an animal habitat
3. Create an animal house
4. Explore endangered habitats
5. Help protect animal habitats
When you’ve earned this badge, you will know more about wild animals and how to protect their homes.
This badge comes in a packet that includes the Geocacher, Animal Habitats, Playing the Past, Product Designer, and Social Butterfly badges.

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Automotive 1 : Design

Junior (Grades 4-5) STEM

Do you want to take a ride in your dream car? Before you can do that, you need to design it! Discover how to create vehicles by sketching and sculpting a model.
1. Explore mobility across time
2. Conduct automotive market research
3. Create your vehicle’s design criteria
4. Sketch a vehicle to meet your criteria
5. Sculpt and share your vehicle
When you’ve earned this badge, you’ll know about innovation and market research. You’ll know how to create criteria, sketch, and sculpt a vehicle.

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Automotive 2 : Engineering

Junior (Grades 4-5) STEM

Find out how automotive engineers fuel the future by building and testing vehicles. Then, create your own model of an alternative fuel vehicle!
1. Learn about simple machines in vehicles
2. Engineer a vehicle that uses alternative fuel
3. Build a vehicle prototype
4. Test and revise your vehicle prototype
5. Share your vehicle prototype and testing results
When you’ve earned this badge, you’ll know how to use the Design Thinking Process to plan, build, test, and improve prototypes.

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Automotive 3 : Manufacturing

Junior (Grades 4-5) STEM

Explore how automotive manufacturers build lots of vehicles without wasting time and how they make sure the vehicles are ready for the road!
1. Experience the manufacturing process
2. Learn about the automotive manufacturing process
3. Plan your own automotive manufacturing process
4. Manufacture a set of vehicles
5. Innovate your automotive manufacturing process
When you’ve earned this badge, you’ll know how high quality vehicles are manufactured.

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Coding for Good 1 : Coding Basics

Junior (Grades 4-5) STEM

Find out how programmers write computer programs for computers to solve problems.
1. Create algorithms for a computer that follow a sequence
2. Use loops to improve your algorithm
3. Keep your code interesting with conditionals
4. Create your own set of commands that use conditionals
5. Sculpt and share your vehicle
When you’ve earned this badge, you’ll know how programmers write computer programs and how people can use computers to help others.

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Coding for Good 2 : Digital Game Design

Junior (Grades 4-5) STEM

Find out how programmers create a video game that is fun and helps solve a problem.
1. Discover how game design can be used “for good”
2. Explore tools used to develop digital games
3. Plan a maze game
4. Build, test, and improve your maze game using iteration
5. Share your game with others
When you’ve earned this badge, you’ll know how to use iteration to plan, build, and test a game “for good.”

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Coding for Good 3 : App Development

Junior (Grades 4-5) STEM

Design your own idea for an app that solves a problem.
1. Discover the needs of others
2. Decompose the needs of your app user
3. Design your app screens
4. Include conditionals in your app design
5. Share and improve your app with user feedback
When you’ve earned this badge, you’ll know how to use user-centered design to create an app.

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Cybersecurity 1 : Basics

Junior (Grades 4-5) STEM

Find out how computers talk to each other.
1. Find out how computers read information
2. Discover how networks work
3. Find out what protocols are and create one
4. Explore computer communication protocol
5. Find out what malware is
When you’ve earned this badge, you’ll know the basics of cybersecurity and how
computers communicate.

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Cybersecurity 2 : Safeguards

Junior (Grades 4-5) STEM

Find out how to keep your online identity safe.
1. Create and protect a username
2. Create and protect a password
3. Discover how you share information and what to share
4. Find out how information online can last forever
5. Find out who is trustworthy online
When you’ve earned this badge, you’ll know know how to protect your online identity and stay safe online.

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Cybersecurity 3 : Investigator

Junior (Grades 4-5) STEM

Become a cybersecurity investigator and learn how to spot threats online.
1. Create and crack a shift cipher code
2. Find out how updates can help your security
3. Explore identity theft
4. Find out what to do if your identity is stolen
5. Investigate if a message is real or fake
When you’ve earned this badge, you’ll know how computers use codes to communicate and how to spot cyber crime.

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Detective

Junior (Grades 4-5) STEM

Try out the skills that make great detectives.
1. Practice the power of observation
2. Communicate in code
3. Fingerprint for fun
4. Try out detective science
5. Follow the clues to solve a real mystery!
When you’ve earned this badge, you’ll know how to follow clues and discover facts like a real detective.
This badge comes in a packet that includes the Jeweler, Gardener, Detective, Camper, and Independence badges.

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Digital Leadership

Junior (Grades 4-5) STEM

Find out how you can use technology to help others and explore how to learn, share, and lead in the digital world.
1. Explore how you connect with others
2. Discover your digital footprint
3. Consider the source
4. Design a digital commmunity
5. Create content for change
When you’ve earned this badge, you will know how to protect yourself and others online.
You’ll know how technology can make the world a better place.

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Digital Photographer

Junior (Grades 4-5) STEM Art Life Skills

Find out how to capture a winning photo with your digital device, whether you’re using a phone, tablet, laptop, or digital camera.
1. Learn about digital cameras from an expert
2. Take tons of photographs!
3. Edit three photos
4. Make a digital photo project
5. Share your photos
When you’ve earned this badge, you’ll know how to use a digital camera to create one-of-a- kind photos.
This badge comes in a packet that includes the Digital Photographer, Staying Fit, Musician, Entertainment Technology, and Scribe badges.

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Entertainment Technology

Junior (Grades 4-5) STEM Art

Explore the ins and outs of entertainment technology.
1. Animate your own artwork
2. Dig into video game development
3. Try the science of amusement park rides
4. Create your own special effects
5. Surf a sound wave
When you’ve earned this badge, you’ll know the science behind the world of entertainment.
This badge comes in a packet that includes the Digital Photographer, Staying Fit, Musician, Entertainment Technology, and Scribe badges.

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Journey : GET MOVING!

Junior (Grades 4-5) STEM Journey

In this Journey, you will:
1. Explore energy and how to use it wisely by interviewing power-use experts and
conducting an energy audits of a building in your community.

2. Plan a Take Action project to fix an energy problem in your community. Your could launch carpools, work to dim the lights on city buildings, or promote energy savings at your school.
3. Earn 3 leadership awards: The Energize Award, the Investigate Award, and the
Innovate Award. If you’re a Girl Scout volunteer, go to Volunteer Toolkit for complete meeting plans and activity instructions.
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Journey : Think Like a Citizen Scientist

Junior (Grades 4-5) STEM Journey

In this Journey, you will:
1. Find out how citizen scientists make observations, collect data, and work with
scientists to receive feedback on research.

2. Do 3 citizen science activities: sharpen your observation skills through 2 observation games and a SciStarter project.
3. Plan a Take Action project that helps others. If you’re a Girl Scout volunteer, go to Volunteer Toolkit for complete meeting plans and activity instructions.
Learn more about how to earn your Take Action Award – and help your community – with the Girl Scout Take Action Guide. Then use your leadership skills to earn your Bronze
Award, the highest award for Girl Scout Juniors!

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Journey : Think Like a Programmer

Junior (Grades 4-5) STEM Journey

In this Journey, you will:
1. Find out how programmers use computational thinking to solve problems.
2. Do 3 computational thinking activities: create algorithms to make images with
tangrams; create mad libs and craft suncatchers to learn more about algorithms,
abstraction, functions, and variables; and create a personal innovation to discover rapid prototyping.

3. Plan a Take Action project that helps others. If you’re a Girl Scout volunteer, go to
Volunteer Toolkit for complete meeting plans and activity instructions.

Learn more about how to earn your Take Action Award – and help your community – with the Girl Scout Take Action Guide. Then use your leadership skills to earn your Bronze Award, the highest award for Girl Scout Juniors!

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Journey : Think Like an Engineer

Junior (Grades 4-5) STEM Journey

In this Journey, you will:
1. Find out how engineers use design thinking to solve problems
2. Do 3 design thinking activities: design and build a paper structure that can support the weight of heavy books, an emergency shelter, and a prototype of a structure that can withstand an earthquake’s shaking.
3. Plan a Take Action project that helps others. If you’re a Girl Scout volunteer, go to Volunteer Toolkit for complete meeting plans and activity instructions.
Learn more about how to earn your Take Action Award – and help your community – with the Girl Scout Take Action Guide. Then use your leadership skills to earn your Bronze Award, the highest award for Girl Scout Juniors!

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Junior STEM Career Exploration

Junior (Grades 4-5) STEM

Explore what you’re interested in and what you care about. Then, create a plan for how you’ll change the world!
1. Explore your interests
2. Discover the possibilities
3. Learn about the day-to-day
4. Brainstorm your next steps
5. Share your goals
When you’ve earned this badge, you’ll know about STEM careers that make the world a better place.

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Math in Nature 1 : Shapes in Nature

Junior (Grades 4-5) STEM

Explore patterns found in nature and use math to create your own.
1. Identify symmetry in nature
2. Explore bilateral symmetry in nature
3. Create nature-inspired art with circular symmetry
4. Find fractals in nature
5. Search for the Fibonacci sequence
When you’ve earned this badge, you will know about symmetry, fractals, and the Fibonacci sequence.
You’ll have identified and made patterns inspired by nature.

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Math in Nature 2 : Numbers in Nature

Junior (Grades 4-5) STEM

Explore how math can be used to tell us all kinds of information about nature, from how tall or old a tree is to the weather, season, or time.
1. Tell time with nature
2. Track the weather
3. Explore the circumference of trees
4. Search for shadows
5. Find the area and perimeter of plants
When you’ve earned this badge, you will know how to use math to tell time, predict the weather, and learn about trees.
You’ll know how to measure shadows, perimeter, and area.

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Math in Nature 3 : Design with Nature

Junior (Grades 4-5) STEM

Use math to plan and organize an outdoor adventure.
Decide where you’ll go, how long you’ll be gone for, and what you’ll bring.

1. Find your hiking pace
2. Choose a hiking trail
3. Find changes in elevation on a map
4. Decide how much food to bring
5. Pack for your adventure
When you’ve earned this badge, you will know about different types of maps.
You’ll know how to calculate distance, pace, elevation changes, and area.

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Mechanical Engineering : Balloon Car

Junior (Grades 4-5) STEM

Learn about air power and create an alternative fuel car.
1. Learn about potential and kinetic energy
2. Design and build a balloon car
3. Test your balloon-powered car
4. Analyze and share results
5. Brainstorm ways to improve your design
When you’ve earned this badge, you’ll know how to engineer a balloon-powered car and understand potential energy, kinetic energy, and jet propulsion.

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Mechanical Engineering : Crane

Junior (Grades 4-5) STEM

Learn about simple machines and how they work together as you build your own heavylifting crane.
1. Explore simple and compound machines
2. Design and build a crane
3. Test your crane
4. Analyze and share your results
5. Brainstorm ways to improve your design
When you’ve earned this badge, you’ll know how to build and test a crane and understand simple and compound machines.

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Mechanical Engineering : Paddle Boat

Junior (Grades 4-5) STEM

Explore how paddle boats work and engineer your own paddle boat.
1. Explore how paddle boats work
2. Design and build a rubber band-powered paddle boat
3. Test your rubber band-powered paddle boat
4. Analyze and share your results
5. Brainstorm ways to improve your design
When you’ve earned this badge, you’ll know how to build and test a paddle boat and understand buoyancy, potential energy, and kinetic energy.

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Robotics 1 : Designing Robots

Junior (Grades 4-5) STEM

Plan and build a prototype of a robot that solves a global problem.
1. Discover the future of robots
2. Determine your robot’s expertise
3. Plan your robot
4. Create a prototype
5. Get feedback on your robot
When you’ve earned this badge, you’ll know how to plan, build, and share feedback like an engineer by creating a prototype of a robot that solves a global problem.

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Robotics 2 : Programming Robots

Junior (Grades 4-5) STEM

Engineer a simple machine that helps a robot land, learn about the robot brain, and create programs for your friends.
1. Learn how robots work
2. Discover the robot brain
3. Learn about programming
4. Try simple programming
5. Code a robot
When you’ve earned this badge, you’ll know how robots receive instructions in a way similar to the human brain. You will be able to create simple programs that could be run by a robot.

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Robotics 3 : Showcasing Robots

Junior (Grades 4-5) STEM

Now that you have your robot prototype, create a presentation and share your design with others. Then, find out about robot teams and competitions.
1. Create a presentation to share how you designed your robot
2. Tell others how you designed your robot
3. Learn about robotics competitions
4. Learn about robotics teams
5. See robots in action

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Space Science Investigator

Junior (Grades 4-5) STEM

Venture through the Solar System and beyond, and see that space is even bigger than you may have imagined.
1. Model the Solar System
2. Circle the Sun
3. Discover the stars
4. Use the tools to explore
5. Use tools to explore
When you’ve earned this badge, you’ll understand that the Earth orbits the Sun, and how far away the Sun, Moon, planets, and stars are from our home planet, Earth.