Want to bring hands-on STEM activities to your troop meetings? The Girl Scouts of Greater New York can help you bring a Kid Wind Project to your meeting!
Build a Sail Car using inexpensive materials to demonstrate how wind can be used to propel an object. Gather measurements, record changes in variables, and use simple engineering design concepts to build sails that can push the car the farthest.
Use common household materials to build a windmill. Explore the engineering behind blade design and windmill construction.
Teach your girls to use the power of the sun to build a creative electrical fountain. Discover how solar panels work, learn basic circuitry, and use this knowledge to build a custom solar powered fountain. You can incorporate the Solar Fountain into the Brownie Journey “Wonders of Water” and the Junior Journey “Get Moving!”
Build a Solar Town with five small solar powered houses, then learn basic circuitry to wire them with lights, motors, switches, and power storage devices. Use a single house to learn about energy consumption and efficiency, and connect all of the houses to model the electrical grid. You can incorporate Solar Town into the Junior Journey “Get Moving!”
For more information or to purchase a Kid Wind Project, contact Kimra Matthias at 212.645.4000 x215.