How To Earn the Girl Scout Daisy Space Science Explorer Badge Online!
Earn the Daisy Space Science Explorer Badge!
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Earn the Daisy Space Science Explorer Badge Online
Many Girl Scout Badges can be earned virtually; independently earned at home with the help of online resources. Follow along with the program below and earn the Girl Scout Daisy Space Science Explorer Badge.
Virtual badge earning opportunities are added here every week, also join the Facebook group Virtual Girl Scout Badges & More (unofficial) and Girl Scouts – Leader Chat for updates on online badge work.
Girl Scouts EWNI has put together a great instructional program for Girl Scout Daisies to earn their Space Science Explorer Badge virtually. You’ll learn about the sky including the sun, moon, and stars, and track your observations. The video below will cover all 3 steps for earning the badge.
Step 1: Explore the Sun (Daisy Space Science Explorer)
First make a ‘My Sky Book’ journal; don’t forget to decorate the front cover with a sky theme.
Now that your journal is done, it’s time to fill it with some great sky observations. Go outside to observe the sky at three different times. Write and draw about what you see; pay attention to the clouds, sky color, and if you can see the moon. Make predictions; what do you think the sky will look like at lunch or dinner time?
Now it’s time to learn about the sun and shadows. Use a toy or an interestingly shaped object and make shadow drawings. Follow the instructions in the video.
Step 2: Observe the Moon (Daisy Space Science Explorer)
Time for your ‘My Sky Book’ journal again. Go outside at night, at the same time for three consecutive days. Write and draw about what you see; pay attention the moon’s shape. Make predictions about what you will see tomorrow. Continue to record your observations in your journal for three nights.
Look at the moon shapes that you drew and compare them to moon shapes on the moon phase chart in the video. Try to determine what moon phases you saw.
Use a telescope to get an extra close view of the moon. Look for the light and dark spots on the moon’s surface. What shapes do you see on the moon?
Step 3: Meet the Stars (Daisy Space Science Explorer)
While you are outside making your moon observations; look at the stars. Write and draw about what you see. Make predictions about what you will see tomorrow. Continue to record your observations in your journal for three nights.
Look at the shapes the stars form, ‘connect the dots’ to view some constellations. Try to find the Big Dipper. Use a telescope to get an extra close view of the stars. What shapes do you see in the stars?
Now create a star maker. Draw a constellation on the bottom of your cylinder container. Then with an adult’s help, use a pin to poke holes where the stars are. In a dark space, take your flashlight and shine it there the container. Aim it at the ceiling or a blank wall. Your constellation will shine through.
Yeah! You Just Earned the Daisy Space Science Explorer Badge!
Congratulations! You’ve explored and observed the sun, moon, and stars. You are a Space Science Explorer.
Are you ready to explore more Daisy badges? New Daisy badge programs are added weekly here.
Share your badge work with Troop Leader Central! Tag Troop Leader Central on Facebook. Use #TroopLeaderCentral if posting on Instagram. Or send us an email with your pics. Let us know if we can share your artwork with our community here and on our social media. Hopefully others will be inspired to learn about the sky after seeing your ‘My Sky Book’ journal. We can’t wait to see it!
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