New Supplements Available Now!

I have started uploading the new supplements for Girl Scout Traditions. You can find all of our Girl Scout supplements here.

Printables: World Games has also had supplements added. The badge program is coming out next month.

I like to print the world games out and give them to teachers as a gift. The time of year when the kids can’t go outside to play is here. The printable games give the kids something to break from their daily work and allow them to be indoors for recess / lunch. Some of the games need a print each time they are played. Some are reusable.

Happy Holidays!

Badge: Science Spangler-Style

SciSpangler_URLSteve Spangler is a teacher, entertainer and toy designer. He has been featured on television shows and is most known for his Menthos Geyser Experiment. His varied career is more about entertaining with science.

 

 

Steps

 

1. Spangler who?
Find out about Steve Spangler. From television to education to commercial activities, Spangler has worked to make science fun and accessible to all. Make sure you check out “Ellen: The Ellen DeGeneres Show” for one of his more high profile activities.

2. Commercial offerings link to experiments and video.
www.stevespanglerscience.com
Spangler offers everything you need to do experiments on his site. From the product description, you’ll find experiments and / or videos attached to show you how it works. Explore Spangler’s offerings and the experiments / videos for each. Find a few that look interesting that you might want to try.

3. Safety first.
Make sure you are safe. Take all safety precautions necessary depending on the science experiment you’re attempting. Create a basic “science safety” kit to cover most experiments.

4. Experiments.
Try a few of the experiments and find a couple to share with others.

5. Spangler’s blog.
www.stevespangler.com
Spangler’s blog will give you even more information about Spangler and his scientific endeavors. Check it out. You’ll find everything from links to the many awards he’s won.

6. Spangler on YouTube.
www.youtube.com/user/SteveSpanglerScience
Go to Spangler’s channel on YouTube. View a few experiments to find some you might want to share with others.

7. Share what you’ve learned.
Plan a meeting or event to share some of the science you have learned. Form it around a theme with two or more experiments to introduce your group to an area of scientific inquiry. Make sure you understand the science behind the experiments before you share them so that you can answer questions and provide further insight.

8. Use science to spice up Halloween.
Use Halloween for a theme. Find the following and try one or more of these with your group.

  • Fake blood kitchen recipes
  • Use of black lights
  • Cauldron of dry ice
  • Screaming balloons
  • Oozing pumpkin

If you’re not into Halloween, try creating a holiday theme for your favorite holiday and sharing it.

9. Share science.
Plan a science fair or other event to encourage others to share their scientific interests. Create a way to scientifically compare the experiments. Make and hand out awards for your group.

10. Keep on sharing.
Spangler has explored many new avenues of sharing science. Can you think of others? Share your ideas or try one and share how it went.

 

Sites to Explore

 

To download a PDF of this badge program, click here: EP_Science Spangler

Badge: Science Krampf-Style

SciKrampf_URLRobert Krampf is the “Happy Scientist.” He has taught science, done a science road show and been on the Web for a very long time. His goal is to make science fun for kids.

 

 

Steps

 

1. Krampf who?
Find out about Robert Krampf. What kind(s) of science does he do? How did he become a leader in his field?

2. Krampf on the Web.
thehappyscientist.com
Visit Krampf’s Web site and peruse his science experiments for kids. Which do you think kids would be interested in trying? If you would like, check out his free stuff on his site.

3. Krampf via YouTube.
www.youtube.com/user/RobertKrampf
Check out some of Krampf’s videos on YouTube to help get you excited about science.

4. Science safety.
Before doing experiments, make sure you are safe. Make a list of safety equipment you need. If you are working with chemicals, make sure you know what to do in case of an emergency.

5. Experiment yourself.
Try an experiment, or more than one, you think kids might like. Make sure you understand the science behind the experiment.

6. Creating “themes.”
Doing a single experiment is cool, but putting them together gives a greater view to a scientific concept. Create a “theme” by putting two or more experiments together. Check to make sure they all work with your theme to give a better understanding of the concept you’re trying to communicate.

7. Do it!
Get a group together to do the experiment(s). Make sure you have all safety precautions in place and explained to the group.

8. Non-experiment experiment.
Experiments do not have to be done in a specific setting. Find experiments that you can take on a camp out, do at a party, etc. How can you present it to be more “fun”?

9. Science — the juicy part.
Discuss the science behind the experiment with the group. Don’t give them all the answers. Let them figure it out from the experiments they just did.

10. Exploration for the group.
Share the information for Krampf’s science experiments. If you’re meeting your group again, ask them to find an experiment that shows the same concept to bring back to you.

 

Sites to Explore

 

To download a PDF of this badge program, click here: EP_Science Krampf