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WTS Central PA Chapter- Girl Scouts Transportation YOU - May 2018 Events

May 31, 2018 05:37 AM
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Transportation YOU Club

On Monday, May 14, 2018 volunteers from the WTS Central Pennsylvania Chapter and Girl Scouts from the Heart of Pennsylvania Region met to learn about Structures and Bridges as part of the monthly 2018 TransportationYOU Club.

The Girl Scouts started the evening with an engaging presentation from Christina Kossis, a Design Engineer at JMT, who described her bridge inspection activities and introduced the girls to the relevant vocabulary, history, and equipment used for bridge inspection. She ended the presentation with some example scenarios for the Girl Scouts to apply their new skills, followed by an interactive demonstration of inspection equipment. The girls even had the opportunity to try-on Christina's bridge inspection PPE gear - pants, vest, and hard hat!

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Next, the girls participated in two hands-on activities. In the first activity, the Girl Scouts experimented with different materials to test the strength under various forces: tension, compression, and torsion (pull, push, and twist!) They used marshamallows, twizzlers, straws, yarn, rubber bands, tin foil, and many other materials:

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The final activity of the evening was a bridge-building challenge. The girls constructed three different types of bridges (beam, arch, and suspension bridges) and load-tested them with cans to see which was the strongest!

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Girl Scouts STEM Expo

On Saturday, May 19, 2018 volunteers from the WTS Central PA Chapter participated in the Girl Scouts in the Heart of Pennsylvania STEM Expo at Millersville University. The volunteers hosted a booth where the girls had the opportunity to test materials and construct a roller coaster. Over 500 girl scouts attended the event!

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If you are interested in volunteering, sponsoring, or participating in any of our future Girl Scouts Transportation YOU Club events: please check out our Transportation YOU Club page for more information!

 

 

 

 

 

 

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