Girl Scouts STEM

Did you know? Sacramento Children's Museum offers a STEM (Science, Technology, Engineering & Mathematics) program exclusively for Girl Scout Troops! During this one-hour class, Girl Scouts will dive into a STEM topic of their choice and will earn a custom SCM STEM badge upon completion of the class. This program is for Girl Scout Troops ages 5 to 14.

Program Options

Please select one of the following topics:

  • Cornstarch Chemistry: Learn how even a small recipe change can mean the difference between making slime versus bouncy balls when you use the amazing powers of chemistry. This chemistry activity promotes accurate direction-following while creating a kinesthetic representation of the material changes of chemical reactions.
  • Doodlebots: Using the engineering design process of design-build-test-redesign, make robots that walk, jitter, and dance while drawing their tracks! This is an engineering activity which relies on critical thinking, trial-and-error, and creativity.
  • Outdoor Explorers: Observe the plants and animals around SCM, note them in your field journals, and discuss the inferences and investigations available to us at the borders between wild and cultivated environments. This class is entirely observation-based, requires no previous knowledge of nature, and relies on “what do you think?” as a motivator for scientific inquiry.

Dates/Times

A Girl Scouts STEM class can be scheduled weekday afternoons Tuesday-Friday, or any time on weekends (subject to staff availability). The class is one hour long.

Pricing

  • $5/Girl Scout

Payment

Payments in full are required the day of the Girl Scouts STEM class. SCM accepts Visa, MasterCard, Discover, Check and Cash. Discount passes (including, but not limited to, passes issued by the Sacramento Children's Museum or the Sacramento Association of Museums) are not valid for the Girl Scouts STEM program. Also, Museum Memberships are not valid for this program.

Amount due is based on the number of attendees and must be confirmed two weeks prior to the scheduled trip.

Questions/Booking

For more information or to book a Girl Scouts STEM class for your Troop, please contact our Education Team at [email protected].