Leslie's historic UK Guide Badge Syllabuses

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1989 Brownie Badge Book - Science Investigator Badge

Keep a record of all your investigations and be ready to tell the tester about them.
1) Carry out all these investigations:
a) Make some plain yoghurt.  Divide it into separate containers and find out what happens if lemon juice or vinegar or bicarbonate of soda is added to one portion during its preparation.
b) Grow a broad bean and find out what happens if it is left in the dark and then put in the light.  If broad beans are not available runner beans or garden peas may be substituted.
c) Heat some egg white and explain how it changes.
d) Use bottles (or glasses) and water to play a tune.
e) Use a magnet and find out what happens if it is placed near some iron, wood, paper and two other substances of your choice.
2) Choose and carry out two projects from the list below: 
a) Make a device to measure time.  Use your device to time a job.  Tell the tester how accurate it was.
b) Build an object that would transport a small load (e.g. a stock cube).
c) Make an electric circuit that could be used as a torch.
d) Build a tower and find out what load it would support.
3) Choose and carry out one of the following:
a) Visit a museum or exhibition that is of scientific interest and tell the tester about it.
b) Find out what two scientists are famous for.  Tell the tester about the work of the two scientists and how it has affected our lives.

1991 Brownie Guide Badge Book - Science Investigator Badge


Keep a record of all your investigations and be ready to tell the tester all about them.

1) Carry out all these investigations:

a) Make some plain yoghurt.  Divide it into separate containers and find out what happens if lemon juice or vinegar or bicarbonate of soda is added to one portion.

b) Grow a broad bean and find out what happens if it is left in the dark and then put in the light.  If broad beans are not available you can use runner beans or garden peas instead.

c) Heat some egg white and explain how it changes.

d) Fill some bottles (or glasses) with water and play a tune.

e) Use a magnet and find out what happens when you put it near some iron, wood, paper and two other substances of your choice.

2) Choose and carry out two projects from the list:

a) make a device to measure time.  Use your device to time a job.  Tell the tester how accurate it was.

b) build an object that will transport a small load (such as a stock cube).

c) make an electric circuit that could be used as a torch.

d) build a tower and find out what load it would support.

3) Choose and carry out one of the following:

a) Visit a museum or exhibition that is of scientific interest.  Tell the tester about your visit.

b) Find out about the discoveries of two famous scientists.  Tell the tester about their work and how it has affected our lives.

1994 Brownie Guide Badge Book - Science Investigator Badge


Keep a record of all your investigations and be ready to tell the tester all about them.

1) Carry out all these investigations:

a) make some plain yoghurt.  Divide it into separate containers and find out what happens if lemon juice or vinegar or bicarbonate of soda is added to one portion during its preparation.

b) Grow a broad bean and find out what happens if it is left out in the dark and then put it in the light.  If broad beans are not available you can use runner beans or garden peas instead.

c) heat some egg white and explain how it changes.

d) fill some bottles (or glasses) with water and play a tune.

e) use a magnet and find out what happens when you put it near some iron, wood, paper and two other substances of your choice.

2) Choose and carry out two projects from this list:

a) make a device to measure time.  Use your device to time a job.  Tell the tester how accurate it was.

b) build an object that will transport a small load (such as a stock cube).

c) make an electric circuit that could be used as a torch.

d) build a tower and find out what load it would support.

3) Choose and carry out one of the following:

a) visit a museum or exhibition that is of scientific interest.  Tell the tester about your visit.

b) find out about the discoveries of two famous scientists.  Tell the tester about their work and how it has affected our lives.

1995 Brownie Guide Badge Book - Science Investigator Badge

Note: Keep a record of all your investigations and be ready to tell the tester about them.
1) Carry out all these investigations:
a) Make some plain yoghurt.  Divide it into separate containers and find out what happens if lemon juice, vinegar or bicarbonate of soda is added to one portion during its preparation.
b) Grow a broad bean and find out what happens if it is left in the dark and then put in the light.  If broad beans are not available, you can use runner beans or garden peas instead.
c) Heat some egg white and explain how it changes.
d) Fill some bottles (or glasses) with water and play a tune.
e) Use a magnet and find out what happens when you put it near some iron, wood, paper and two other substances of your choice.
2) Choose and carry out two projects from this list:
* Make a device to measure time.  Use your device to time a job.  Tell the tester how accurate it was.
* Build an object that will transport a small load (such as a stock cube).
* Make an electric circuit that could be used as a torch. 
* Build a tower and find out what load it would support.
3) Choose and carry out one of the following:
* Visit a museum or exhibition that is of scientific interest.  Tell the tester about your visit.
* Find out about the discoveries of two famous scientists.  Tell the tester about their work and how it has affected our lives.
2009 Brownie Badge Book - Science Investigator Badge

1) Choose and carry out three of the following investigations.  For each one you should keep a record of what you did and what you observed.  Explain to the tester what you have found out from your results.
* Grow some salt crystals.  Try making crystals using sugar.  Talk with the tester about other materials that are crystals.
* Make bubble wants and bubble mix.  Show how to make different bubble sizes and shapes.
* Test the different food dyes on sugar-coated sweets using chromatography.
* Make a set of coloured pastels.  Explain what ingredients were used and how to make different colours and shades.
* Make natural dyes from vegetables and fruit.  Dye some cotton fabric and know how to stop the dye from running when the fabric is washed.
* Make an acid indicator using red cabbage.  Test the following items:
- sugar
- lemonade
- orange juice or apple juice.
- toothpaste
- yoghurt
- vinegar.
* Make a musical instrument and play a tune.  Describe how you can make different notes and the sound louder or quieter.
* Plant some seeds in an eggshell and record what happens as they grow.
* Make a magnetic maze.  Describe what happens if you use objects made from:
- wood
- iron
- paper
- aluminium
- two materials of your choice.
* Make a balloon rocket and explain how it works.
* Using a small magnet, make your own compass.  Use it to direct someone North, South, East or West.
* Build a waterproof shelter.  Record what types of materials worked best to stop you getting wet.
2) Do one of the following and talk with the tester about it.
* Visit a museum, science centre, zoo, botanic garden, aquarium, science festival or other place that has a science exhibition.
* Find out about the discoveries of two scientists and how their work affects our lives.
2013 Brownie Badge Book - Science Investigator Badge

1) Do at least one activity from each of the three sections.
All About Me
Sound - ears
* Identify five different sound effects.
* Make three different noises for someone else to identify.
Mouth
* Try four foods (for example, lemonade, toothpaste, water and yogurt) and decide which is most acidic.  Now make an indicator to test your ideas.
Identification
* Find out what makes me, me.
* Look at another Brownie with a pinhole camera.
* Compare your fingerprint with the rest of your unit or a group of friends - can you find your own?
How Clean Am I?
* Find out about how bacteria are spread.
* Understand the importance of washing your hands.
* Make your own cleanser.
Fuel For Life
* Demonstrate how there is energy in food.
* How much energy do you need?  What do you use it for?
Build It
Structures (building towers or bridges)
* In your Six or with a group of friends build a structure, for example a bridge/tower.  Could your structure survive an earthquake?
Air
* Find out how air can power transport and produce renewable energy.
Forces
* Find out about how different forces act on each other.
Safety
* Explore how science has been used to improve safety.
Movement
* Make a vehicle and see how for it can travel.
All Around Me
Growing
* What does a plant need to grow?
Colours
* How are different colours made?
* Make, test and use different dyes.
Sky
* Understand and demonstrate how you can navigate your way during the day and at night.
Liquids
* Pick a combination of liquids - water, cooking oil, washing-up liquid, honey, milk.  Investigate how things sink/float.
Animals
* How do animals adapt to their environments?  What issues have an impact on this?
2) Do one of the following.
* Visit a museum, science centre, zoo, botanical garden, science festival, aquarium, nature reserve or university/school extra-curricular day.
* Have a scientist, engineer or medical professional talk to you about their work.
* Find out about two famous scientists.
2016 Brownie Badge Book - Science Investigator Badge

1) Do at least one activity from each of the three sections.
All About Me
Sound
* Identify five different sound effects.
* Make three different noises for someone else to identify.
Taste
* Taste four things (for example, lemonade, toothpaste, water and yogurt) and decide which is most acidic.  Now make an indicator to test your ideas.
Identification
* Find out what makes me, me.
* Look at another Brownie with a pinhole camera.
* Compare your fingerprint with the rest of your unit or a group of friends - can you find your own?
How Clean Am I?
* Find out about how bacteria are spread.
* Understand the importance of washing your hands.
* Make your own cleanser.
Fuel For Life
* Demonstrate how you can tell there is energy in food.
* How much energy do you need?  What do you use it for?
Build It
Structures
* In your Six or with a group of friends build a structure, for example a bridge/tower.  Could your structure survive an earthquake?
Air
* Find out how air can power transport and produce renewable energy.
Forces
* Find out about how different forces act on each other.
Safety
* Explore how science has been used to improve safety.
Movement
* Make a vehicle and see how for it can travel.
All Around Me
Growing
* What does a plant need to grow?
Colours
* How are different colours made?
* Make, test and use different dyes.
Sky
* Understand and demonstrate how you can navigate your way during the day and at night.
* Make your own compass.
Liquids
* Pick a combination of liquids - water, cooking oil, washing-up liquid, honey, milk.  Investigate how things sink or float.
Animals
* How do animals adapt to their environments?  What issues have an impact on this?
2) Do one of the following.
* Visit a museum, science centre, zoo, botanical garden, science festival, aquarium, nature reserve or university/school extra-curricular day.
* Have a scientist, engineer or medical professional talk to you about their work.
* Find out about two famous scientists.

2019 (July) Badge Finder - Science Investigator Badge


1. Do at least one activity from each of the three sections.


All about me

Sound

  • Identify five different sound effects.
  • Make three different noises for someone else to identify.

Taste

Taste four things (for example lemonade, toothpaste, water and yogurt) and
decide which is most acidic. Now make an indicator to test your ideas.

Identification

  • Find out what makes me, me.
  • Look at another Brownie with a pinhole camera.
  • Compare your fingerprint with the rest of your unit or a group of friends – can you find your own?

How clean am I?

  • Find out about how bacteria are spread.
  • Understand the importance of washing your hands.
  • Make your own cleanser.
  • Fuel for life
  • Demonstrate how you can tell there is energy in food.
  • How much energy do you need? What do you use it for?

Build it

Structures

  • In your Six or with a group of friends, build a structure, for example a bridge or a tower. Could your structure survive an earthquake?

Air

  • Find out how air can power transport and produce renewable energy.

Forces

  • Find out about how different forces act on each other.

Safety

  • Explore how science has been used to improve safety.

Movement

  • Make a vehicle and see how far it can travel.

All around me

Growing

  • What does a plant need to grow?

Colours

  • How are different colours made?
  • Make, test and use different dyes.

Sky

  • Understand and demonstrate how you can navigate during the day and at night.
  • Make your own compass.

Liquids

  • Pick a combination of liquids – water, cooking oil, washing-up liquid, honey, milk. Investigate how things sink or float.

Animals

  • How do animals adapt to their environments? What issues have an impact on this?

2. Do one of the following

  • Visit a museum, science centre, zoo, botanical garden, science festival, aquarium, nature reserve or university/school extra-curricular day.
  • Have a scientist, engineer or medical professional talk to you about their work.
  • Find out about two famous scientists.


If you complete different options for both clauses you can have another Science investigator badge.

  • If possible, girls should complete one investigation at the test.
  • One investigation may be completed at school.
Safety

Ask an adult you know for help with these activities.

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