49 Brownies (7-9 year olds) and Juniors (9-11 year olds) came up to Discovery Park to invent, design, and create all sorts of cool projects.
The Brownies made grabbers (that actually worked), learned about the water cycle, and created water collection devices.
The Juniors made structures that could hold up three engineering textbooks (with 8 sheets of construction paper and some tape), made structures that could withstand an earthquake (with only toothpicks, marshmallows, and gumdrops), and built emergency shelters by lashing poles together. After these activities were over both the Brownies and Juniors came together for a large catapult tournament.
Each of the two events had their ups and downs but the girls had a blast and got to learn how to think like an engineer from real engineers. Without the fantastic volunteers who helped out, neither of these events would have been possible.
Until next time!