STEMinist Challenge

Girls experimenting with candies

Hold onto your lab coat! If you love asking questions, designing experiments and pushing the limits of your imagination, then this challenge is for you. All units who complete the challenge are eligible to receive a STEMinist Challenge crest. Girls who complete the challenge will also be working towards program badges.This challenge is only available until the end of June.
Steminist Challenge Crest

How do girls earn the STEMinist Challenge crest?

  1. Complete an Instant Meeting from the Forensics section for your branch level(s)
  2. Complete an Instant Meeting from the Engineering section for your branch level(s)
  3. Complete at least one Robotics activity for your branch level(s)
  4. Complete at least one Financial Literacy activity for your branch level(s)
  5. Conduct two experiments (or three or ten!) – see suggestions by branch level below.

Order your STEMinist Challenge crest

Sparks, Brownies and Guides:

Forensics:

Complete the Science at the Scene (Sparks or Brownies) Instant Meeting or the What the Forensics?! Instant Meeting (Guides).

Engineering:

Power up and complete the SuperSpark Engineers Instant Meeting for Sparks, the Engineers Find a Way Instant Meeting for Brownies, the Engineering a Fair Instant Meeting for Guides or the Spotlight on Engineering Instant Meeting (for Brownies, Guides or Pathfinders)

Robotics:

Have girls choose to complete at least one activity from the Robotics area

Financial Literacy:

Have girls choose to complete at least one activity from the Financial Literacy area

Experiment!

Sparks: Chemistry | Physics

Brownies: Chemistry  | Physics

Guides: Chemistry | Physics

Encourage girls to vote on the activities they want to participate in by logging into the platform (with a parent or on their own) and favouriting their top five activities, instant meetings or challenges. Check out this resource to help girls and parents login.

Create your own activity as a unit that highlights something special to girls in your local community. If you can, do this activity and suggest it for the platform

To create a new meeting on the program site, click on “My Unit” then “Plan New Meeting” in the top right corner. Be sure to favourite a Unit’s Own activity so you can include it when planning your meeting.

Have your girls rank the activities you tried from favourite to least favourite. Have girls share why they liked certain activities and didn’t like other activities.

Pathfinders and Rangers

Forensics:

Complete the What the Forensics?! Instant Meeting (Pathfinders or Rangers).  Look for evidence and experiment with the tools and techniques that scientists use to solve crimes.

Engineering:

Pathfinders can complete the Spotlight on Engineering or Engineers on the Move Instant Meeting   
Rangers can complete the Engineers Rebuild Instant Meeting

Robotics:

Have girls choose to complete at least one activity from the Robotics area

Financial Literacy:

Have girls choose to complete at least one activity from the Financial Literacy area

Experiment!

Encourage girls to foster critical thinking. Have the girls in your unit comment on their experience with an activity on the program website. Have the girls share their reviews with the rest of the girls in their unit.

The GGC Program platform offers a vast number of activities, challenges and instant meetings that units can choose from. Whether you are looking for an activity to fill part of your meeting time or starting your meeting from scratch, the platform is an invaluable resource for new and experienced Guiders alike. We challenge you to jump in and take advantage of this fabulous platform. 

Create your GGC Program account and login. You will need your iMIS number and your email address associated with your Girl Guides profile. If you already have an account and need to re-set your password, click 'Forgot Password'. Please email girlsfirst@@ girlguides.ca if you are having any trouble logging into your account.

Need extra information to add to your STEMinist Challenge meetings?

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