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Energy Matters with EIA

Oct 26, 2013 - Oct 26, 2013

Age Groups: C,S,A (click for more information)

Energy Matters with EIA

Who:  Age 11 years old and up

When: Oct. 26 from 9:30 am to 1 p.m.

Where: U.S. Department of Energy Headquarters (Forrestal Building) cafeteria
1000 Independence Avenue, SW 
Washington, DC 20585

October is “Energy Action Month” and the U.S. Energy Information Administration is again holding its Girl Scout patch day! This exciting day gives girls the opportunity to participate in hands-on energy activities and work with U.S. Energy Information Administration professionals. In addition to teaching an Energy patch class, EIA will teach two new classes: Electricity and Nuclear Science. The U.S. Energy Information Administration is designing special Girl Scout patches for each of the three classes which will be given to each participating Girl Scout at the end of the event. Want to learn more? Check out the video of last year’s program: http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=qcr2RmvzGPo&noredirect=1

Energy Patch- Saving, producing, and using energy wisely will be critical to America's future. If we are to leave future generations with a world in which they can live as well or better than we have, Scouts and other potential leaders of tomorrow must begin the hard work of understanding energy and the vital role it will play in the future.

Electricity Patch- Electricity is a powerful and fascinating force of nature. As early as 600 BC, observers of the physical world suspected that electricity existed but did not have a name for it. In fact, real progress in unraveling the mystery of electricity has come only within the last 250 years.

Nuclear Science Patch- Nuclear science gives us a simple explanation of the natural world. The ultimate goal of nuclear science is to find out if there is one fundamental rule that explains how matter and forces interact. Earning the Nuclear Science merit badge/patch is a chance for Scouts to learn about this exciting field at the cutting edge of science today.

Activities targeted for this event may help girls work towards the following Journeys:

Cadettes Breathe Journey- Pages 35, 91-99

Seniors Sow What Journey- Page 78

Ambassadors Justice Journey- Pages 36, 40-41, 47

Fee: Free

Register: http://www.eia.gov/kids/activities/meritbadge/

Website: http://www.eia.gov/

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