IGG INTEREST BADGE Guide Engineering Option 01 (c)

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What is engineering? Imagine Planet Earth in 50 years. Think of possible engineering solutions for future problems


 A3 size paper
 Pencils
 Markers
 Engineering Design Process (see overleaf)
 How Engineers solve flooding problems in Ireland
 Printer


Aim of Badge To take on an engineering project – everyone can be an engineer!

This Badge has 4 options of which 4 must be completed
Option 4 has 5 sub sections of which 1 must be completed using the engineering design process


The central idea is Guides learn to think of engineering like an engineer – to identify a problem, typically one that affects the population, assess it and then think of possible solutions. This is a great opportunity for them to think outside the box with no limitations on their imagination.
• Give each Patrol a large sheet of paper, pencils, markers and a copy of the Engineering Design Process (see overleaf)
• Explain each Patrol will work as a team to Imagine Planet Earth in 50 years
• Explain what the Engineering Design Process is, using the poster (see overleaf)
• Share “How Engineers solve flooding problems in Ireland
• Explain the following timeline to complete section one and two of the process. Leader will need to use a stop watch to keep the activity flowing.
• Brainstorm for 3mins to think of ideas of what the Earth will look like
• Then 2 mins to draw/sketch the ideas on the paper
• Next, they must think about what potential problems there could be in this futuristic world
• Each Patrol explain the sketch to the Unit showing what and where these problems arise (if possible)
Attachments/Template needed for activity? Yes pages 2


  • Planet Earth
  • Branch Weekend 2018
  • Engineering Design Process
  • engineering solutions
  • Interest Badge Guide Engineering
  • Trefoil News Summer 2018

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