National STEAM Day!

Let’s get innovating!

It’s time to get your hands dirty and bring out you inner mad scientist. We’ll make slime, build robots out of Legos and learn about circuits! We have everything you need to bring out you inner innovator (aka awesomeness).

All this can be brought to you at any Girl Scouts of Middle Tennessee property, or we can travel to your troop meeting. This is your chance to be the mad scientist, find your inner Picasso and construct the tallest tower.

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  • Lego Robotics
    Enjoy building things out of Lego bricks? Ever wish those things could move or make sounds? We have Lego Robotic kits that let you create lions that stand up and roar, alligators that snap their jaws shut when they sense movement and self propelled tops. This program can be a short intro program or extended to be able to make multiple creatures.

    Sites: Camp Holloway, Camp Piedmont, Camp Sycamore Hills, Nashville Service Center and Travel
    Grade Level: Girl Scout Brownies and up
    Fee: $10 per person; additional $10 for travel request
    Min: 6 | Max: 14
    Duration: 1 hour

  • Marble Maze
    Team up and see if you can make the worlds slowest maze for a marble to run through using the materials provided. We’ll talk about techniques to slow down the marble and have fun competing and comparing ideas in this fun event.

    Sites: Camp Holloway, Camp Piedmont, Camp Sycamore Hills, Nashville Service Center and Travel
    Grade Level: Girl Scout Daisies and up
    Fee: $7 per person; additional $10 for travel request
    Min: 6 | Max: 25
    Duration: 1 hour

  • Marshmallow Shooter
    What does friction, pressure, and design have to do with making your marshmallow shoot the farthest? Design, redesign, and decorate your very own marshmallow shooter, in this fun activity.

    Sites: Camp Holloway, Camp Piedmont, Camp Sycamore Hills, Nashville Service Center and Travel
    Grade Level: Girl Scout Daisies and up
    Fee: $10 per person; additional $10 for travel request
    Min: 6 | Max: 16
    Duration: 1 hour

  • Mission EGGpossible
    Your mission, if you and your team choose to accept it, is to construct a safety pod for a raw egg. Your materials are tape and straws. You must create a pod that will help your egg-stronaut survive crash landings from various heights.

    Sites: Camp Holloway, Camp Piedmont, Camp Sycamore Hills, Nashville Service Center and Travel
    Grade Level: Girl Scout Brownies and up
    Fee: $7 per person; additional $10 for travel request
    Min: 6 | Max: 24
    Duration: 1 hour

  • Ozobots
    Do an obstacle course with your robot friend, have it spin in circles or walk backwards! Get an introduction to robots and speaking their language (code) with our Ozobot friends.

    Sites: Camp Holloway, Camp Piedmont, Camp Sycamore Hills, Nashville Service Center and Travel
    Grade Level: Girl Scout Brownies and up
    Fee: $10 per person; additional $10 for travel request
    Min: 6 | Max: 24
    Duration: 1 hour

  • Paper Circuits
    Turn your drawing from ordinary into extraordinary by making it shine with LED lights. Incorporate the beauty of colored lights into your hand crafted card for that someone important.

    Sites: Camp Holloway, Camp Piedmont, Camp Sycamore Hills, Nashville Service Center and Travel
    Grade Level: Girl Scout Juniors and up*
    Fee: $10 per person; additional $10 for travel request
    Min: 6 | Max: 16
    Duration: 1.5 hours

    *Girl Scouts Brownies can participate if they have completed Squishy Circuits.

  • Slime
    Know the difference between a chemical and a physical change? What about what happens when certain colors are mixed together? Or do you just like playing with ooey gooey things? Take this slime workshop to learn all of the above and take home your very own bag of slime.

    Sites: Camp Holloway, Camp Piedmont, Camp Sycamore Hills, Nashville Service Center and Travel
    Grade Level: Girl Scout Daisies and up
    Fee: $7 per person; additional $10 for travel request
    Min: 6 | Max: 24
    Duration: 1/2 hour

  • Spaghetti Towers
    You and your team will see which group can build the tallest structure out of uncooked spaghetti noodles and marshmallows. Discuss what shapes are strongest and determine the best use of your materials. For the younger girls, we’ll talk about shapes that can be made out of straight lines and practice building 3D structures.

    Sites: Camp Holloway, Camp Piedmont, Camp Sycamore Hills, Nashville Service Center and Travel
    Grade Level: Girl Scout Daisies and up
    Fee: $7 per person; additional $10 for travel request
    Min: 6 | Max: 24
    Duration: 1 hour

  • Squishy Circuits
    Do you know how circuits work? Can electricity pass through our bodies? What about our shoes? Learn the basics of circuitry, by playing with Christmas lights, LED lights and wires made out of dough.

    Sites: Camp Holloway, Camp Piedmont, Camp Sycamore Hills, Nashville Service Center and Travel
    Grade Level: Girl Scout Daisies and up
    Fee: $7 per person; additional $10 for travel request
    Min: 6 | Max: 24
    Duration: 1 hour

  • Special Events
    Have an idea, or want to do a themed Service Unit Event? We’ll train adult volunteers to lead activities, provide materials, staff etc. To help you implement some STEAM goals. Contact Sam Keeney at skeeney@gsmidtn.org or (615) 460-0227 for options and pricing!

    Sites: Camp Holloway, Camp Piedmont, Camp Sycamore Hills, Nashville Service Center and Travel
    Grade Level: Girl Scout Daisies and up
    Fee: Dependent upon program
    Min: 8 | Max: 100
    Duration: Dependent upon program