Board Game Design Challenge

Engineers are people who like to know how things work. They design and build things people use every day, like computers, phones, roads, bridges and cars. They use their imaginations to solve problems and create new products. Create board games and engineer your own game spinner using GoldieBlox.

  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 I’ve earned this badge, I will have created my own board game and learned what inventors and engineers do.

Lesson plans for this badge are available from Volunteer Toolkit or Girl Scouts Far North Council.

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Fling Flyer Design Challenge

Engineers use their imaginations to solve problems. They invent and build things. Work like an engineer to create a Fling Flyer, an airplane made with GoldieBlox, and explore what keeps it and other things, like 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 I’ve earned this badge, I will have learned about the forces that affect flight as I design, build, and test a Fling Flyer. I will know how to design an investigation—and fine-tune my design after testing it, just like engineers.

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Leap Bot Design Challenge

Every day you see a problem an engineer has solved. They design bridges so your car can cross a river, planes so you can fly to another place, and really tall buildings for lots of people to work or live in. To solve problems and create products that work, engineers have to think about all of the different things that might affect their design. Design, build, and test things like an engineer as you create your own Leap Bot out of GoldieBlox.

  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 I’ve earned this badge, I will have learned about engineering, gravity, and force by building and testing a Leap Bot. I will know how to build and test a new product.

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Mechanical Engineering

Discover mechanical engineering through these activities. Engineering is everywhere – see how YOU can make an impact in today’s world.

  1. Explore Engineering
  2. Let’s Get Energized
  3. Go Green
  4. Dream it! Sketch it! Model it!
  5. Building for Tomorrow

When I’ve earned this badge, I will know more about mechanical engineering and how engineers make the world a better place.

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Mechanical Engineering: Balloon 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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