IGG INTEREST BADGE Brownie Engineering Option 03(ii)

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Take on an Engineering Challenge 3(ii) What floats your boat?


Suggested Materials
• Scissors/glue/sellotape
• Wire/string
• Sweets/jelly babies/lego people/toy animals etc. to transport
• Wine corks
• Empty butter tubs/egg cartons
• Sponges/tinfoil/tin foil trays
• Elastic bands
• Balloons
• Lollipop sticks
• Fabric (sails)
• Milk cartons or water bottles
• Pieces of wood
• Decorative materials
• Cocktails sticks
• Empty toilet rolls


Aim of Badge To show engineering is for everyone!

This Badge has 3 options of which 3 must be complete

What Floats Your Boat?

Instructions (please refer to more detailed instructions attached)
1. Preparation -
• Collect Materials (at meeting keep covered until stage 4 (Draw)
• Print (in colour) Handout 1, 2, 3 & 4 one set for each Six
• Print Handout 5, one for each Brownie

2. Introduce the Story

3. Brain Storm

4. Draw

5. Construct

6. Debrief

7. Engineering Badge Celebration and Cool-Down Game (Evaluate)

8. Upload evaluation (data) on link: https://www.getfeedback.com/r/WUugoNle

Attachments/Template needed for activity? Yes 17 pages


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  • Interest Badge Brownie Engineering
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  • What floats your boat

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