18 May, 2024

Library Goodies for Your Girl Scout Meetings

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Did you know the library has STEAM kits, videos, and programs to support Girl Scout badges at all levels?

STEAM kits are filled with things to help you explore a Science, Technology, Engineering, Arts, or Mathematics topic. They are a hands-on way to learn an instrument, an art technique, or a math concept!

We also have tons of programs that meet badge requirements. Click here to see what’s coming up!

Or, request a small group class! We offer 3D Printing, Robotics, and more.


Daisy:

Mechanical Engineering — Roller Coaster: Build a Contraption STEAM kit

Mechanical Engineering — Board Game: Game Logic by Angie Smibert. This book on game design has project ideas for creating your own games, card decks, and more. Can be checked out on its own or as part of the Code Master STEAM kit.

Good Neighbor: Take a tour of the library! We’d love to talk with your troop about what make Plano and Texas special!

Robotics (see below)

Space Science Explorer: Night Sky STEAM kit

Think Like an Engineer Journey: Stephanie shows how to make a simple water filtration

two girl scouts use ozobot robots

Brownie:

Bugs: World of Bugs STEAM kit

Drawing: Drawing STEAM kit

Making Games: Game Logic by Angie Smibert. This book on game design has project ideas for creating your own games, card decks, and more. Can be checked out on its own or as part of the Code Master STEAM kit.

Mechanical Engineering: Fling Flyer

Robotics (see below)

Space Science Adventurer: Night Sky STEAM kit

Think Like an Engineer Journey: Laura shows how to make a catapult

Junior:

Entertainment Technology: Animation STEAM kit, Little Bits Synth STEAM kit

Musician: We have these instruments available to check out, each with learn-to-play guides, tuners, and sheet music.

Cadette:

Digital Movie Maker: Mobile Photography STEAM kit

Night Owl: The Night Sky STEAM kit, plus any of these books: Dot to Dot in the Sky, Constellations: The Stars and Stories, The Story of Orion, The Story of Ursa Major and Ursa Minor, The Story of Cassiopeia

Space Science Researcher: The Night Sky STEAM kit

Senior:

Textile Artist: so many options!

Game Visionary: Game Logic by Angie Smibert. This book on game design has project ideas for creating your own games, card decks, and more. Can be checked out on its own or as part of the Code Master STEAM kit.

Space Science Expert: The Night Sky STEAM kit

Seniors & Ambassadors are also able to visit the Digital Creation Space at Haggard and Parr Libraries. These spaces have computers with Adobe Creative Suite, GarageBand, iMovie, coding, game, and 3D design software. They also have A/V equipment and a green screen so the space can be used as a recording studio or video production site. These could be helpful resources for the Ambassador Photography Badge, Senior Website Designer, Digital Leadership, or Coding and Cybersecurity badges.

(All levels) Coding for Good and Robotics:

Code + Go Robot Mouse (Daisy/Brownie)

Code-a-Pillar (Daisy/Brownie)

Cue Robot (Junior + up)

Dash Robot (Daisy/Brownie)

Finch Robot (All ages)

OzoBot 2.0 STEAM kit– Comes with two OzoBots (Brownie + up)

Sphero BOLT (Brownie + up)

Sphero SPRK (Brownie + up)

Code Master STEAM kit – contains one OzoBot, plus a board game to teach coding.

Videos:

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