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EngineeringMerit Badge WorkbookThis workbook can help you but you still need to read the merit badge pamphlet.This Workbook can help you organize your thoughts as you prepare to meet with your merit badge counselor.You still must satisfy your counselor that you can demonstrate each skill and have learned the information.You should use the work space provided for each requirement to keep track of which requirements have been completed,and to make notes for discussing the item with your counselor, not for providing full and complete answers.If a requirement says that you must take an action using words such as "discuss", "show","tell", "explain", "demonstrate", "identify", etc, that is what you must do.Merit Badge Counselors may not require the use of this or any similar workbooks.No one may add or subtract from the official requirements found in Scouts BSA Requirements (Pub. 33216 – SKU 653801).The requirements were last issued or revised in 2009 This workbook was updated in June 2020.Scout’s Name:Unit:Counselor’s Name: Phone No.: Email:http://www.USScouts.Org http://www.MeritBadge.OrgPlease submit errors, omissions, comments or suggestions about this workbook to: Workbooks@USScouts.OrgComments or suggestions for changes to the requirements for the merit badge should be sent to: Merit.Badge@Scouting.Org1. Select a manufactured item in your home (such as a toy or an appliance) and, under adult supervision and with the approvalof your counselor, investigate how and why it works as it does.Find out what sort of engineering activities were needed to create it.Workbook Copyright 2020 - U.S. Scouting Service Project, Inc. - All Rights ReservedRequirements Copyright, Boy Scouts of America (Used with permission.)This workbook may be reproduced and used locally by Scouts and Scouters for purposes consistent with the programs of the BoyScouts of America (BSA), the World Organization of the Scout Movement (WOSM) or other Scouting and Guiding Organizations.However it may NOT be used or reproduced for electronic redistribution or for commercial or other non-Scouting purposes withoutthe express permission of the U. S. Scouting Service Project, Inc. (USSSP).

EngineeringScout's Name:Discuss with your counselor what you learned and how you got the information.2. Select an engineering achievement that has had a major impact on society.Using resources such as the Internet (with your parent's permission), books, and magazines, find out about the engineerswho made this engineering feat possible, the special obstacles they had to overcome, and how this achievement hasinfluenced the world today. Tell your counselor what you have learned.Engineers:Obstacles:Influence:Engineering - Merit Badge WorkbookPage. 2 of 9

EngineeringScout's Name:3. Explain the work of six types of engineers.Pick two of the six and explain how their work is related.Engineering - Merit Badge WorkbookPage. 3 of 9

EngineeringScout's Name:4. Visit with an engineer (who may be your counselor or parent) and do the following:Name of Engineer:a. Discuss the work this engineer does and the tools the engineer uses.Work:Tools:b. Discuss with the engineer a current project and the engineer’s particular role in it.Project:Engineer’s role:c. Find out how the engineer’s work is done and how results are achieved. d. Ask to see the reports that the engineer writes concerning the project.Engineering - Merit Badge WorkbookPage. 4 of 9

EngineeringScout's Name:e. Discuss with your counselor what you learned about engineering from this visit.5. Do ONE of the following: a. Use the systems engineering approach to make step-by-step plans for your next campout.List alternative ideas for such items as program schedule, campsites, transportation, and neering - Merit Badge WorkbookPage. 5 of 9

EngineeringScout's Name:Tell why you made the choices you did and what improvements were made. b. Make an original design for a piece of patrol equipment.Use the systems engineering approach to help you decide how it should work and look.Draw plans for it.Engineering - Merit Badge WorkbookPage. 6 of 9

EngineeringScout's Name:Show the plans to your counselor, explain why you designed it the way you did, and explain how you would make it.6. Do TWO of the following: a. Transforming motion. Using common materials or a construction set, make a simple model that will demonstratemotion. Explain how the model uses basic mechanical concepts like levers and inclined planes to demonstratemotion. Describe an example where this mechanism is used in a real product. b. Using electricity. Make a list of 10 electrical appliances in your home. Find out approximately how much electricityeach uses in one month. Learn how to find out the amount and cost of electricity used in your home during periodsof light and heavy use. List five ways to conserve electricity. c. Understanding electronics. Using an electronic device such as a mobile telephone or portable digital mediaplayer, find out how sound travels from one location to another. Explain how the device was designed for ease ofuse, function, and durability. d. Using materials. Do experiments to show the differences in strength and heat conductivity in wood, metal, andplastic. Discuss with your counselor what you have learned. e. Converting energy. Do an experiment to show how mechanical, heat, chemical, solar, and/or electrical energy maybe converted from one or more types of energy to another. Explain your results. Describe to your counselor whatenergy is and how energy is converted and used in your surroundings. f.Moving people. Find out the different ways people in your community get to work. Make a study of traffic flow(number of vehicles and relative speed) in both heavy and light traffic periods. Discuss with your counselor whatmight be improved to make it easier for people in your community to get where they need to go. g. Building an engineering project. Enter a project in a science or engineering fair or similar competition. (Thisrequirement may be met by participation on an engineering competition project team.) Discuss with your counselorwhat your project demonstrates, the kinds of questions visitors to the fair asked you about it, and how well were youable to answer their questions.Project 1:Engineering - Merit Badge WorkbookPage. 7 of 9

EngineeringScout's Name:Project 2:7. Explain what it means to be a registered Professional Engineer (P.E.).Name the types of engineering work for which registration is most important.8. Study the Engineer’s Code of Ethics. Explain how it is like the Scout Oath and Scout Law.Engineering - Merit Badge WorkbookPage. 8 of 9

Engineering9. Find out about three career opportunities in engineering.Scout's Name:1.2.3.Pick one and research the education, training, and experience required for this scuss this with your counselor, and explain why this profession might interest you.When working on merit badges, Scouts and Scouters should be aware of some vital information in the current edition ofthe Guide to Advancement (BSA publication 33088). Important excerpts from that publication can be downloaded meritbadges.pdf.You can download a complete copy of the Guide to Advancement from gineering - Merit Badge WorkbookPage 9 of 9

Engineering Scout's Name: _ Engineering - Merit Badge Workbook Page. 6 of 9 Tell why you made the choices you did and what improvements were made. b. Make an original design for a piece of patrol equipment. Use the systems engineering approach to help you decide how it should work and look. Draw plans for it.

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