Sorry but this form will not work without cookies enabled. Please adjust your browser settings to enable cookies to continue. For more information on how to do this please see our.

  • We are Unique

    An American school with an international community in Houston.

    Finna_Outdoor_Square

  • We are Creative

    Experience the joy of creating something together.

    Visual Arts

  • We are a Team

    Building confidence, building teams.

    Athletics_Football

  • We are Innovative

    Fostering a love of learning.

    Elementary School_Classroom

  • We are Competitive

    Building confidence, teamwork, and wellness

    MIT Our new approach to STEAM link image

  • We are Connected

    Striving to create, express, and shine.

    Village students smiling

  • We are Home

    A truly immersive learning experience. Currently accepting boarding applications, limited placements available.

    Boarding Brochure picture

  • We are Village. Are you?

    Rigorous. Inspired. Innovative. Ready.

    Welcome to Village MS

Village Girl Scouts earn STEAM badges from new intiatives

February 22, 2018

The Village School Girl Scout Troop earned three robotics badge with guidance from Village robotics teacher, Chad Huffman, in pursuit of the newest girl scouts initiative in engineering. They took part in creating a functional robot and engaged in discussions about what defines a robot and what applications they have both now and in the future.

 

The junior Girl Scouts engineering and robotics badges come as part of the newest set of initiatives from Girl Scouts International, released in July 2017, that include 23 new badges in topics ranging from STEM to outdoor ethics. After surveying what members wanted to pursue they partnered with Code.org to develop these curriculum and assist young girls in sparking their interest in STEM topics. This badge is one of three in this series that hopes to prepare girls for each step in the computer programming process, from invention and execution to presentation of robotics products.

 

Members began by working in teams of two to create individual pieces of the robot which they then assembled to create one larger entity. After a brief lesson in programming and robotic capabilities the troupe named their creation and began to utilize the sensors, they had placed. The activity culminated with a fully programmed robot capable of navigating a maze.

 

These three badges complete the available girl scouts robotics offerings, however, the troop has plans to pursue a digital photography badge to further their STEAM skills.