Mission 1 –
You are the brains and gear managers at the home base of the Engineering Spy Girls Company. We send lots of Spy Puffs out and about keeping the world safe, full of joy, and more enjoyable. The Spy Puffs are the agents in the field but they need your help to solve problems, create gear for them, and be the home base helpers. The Spy puffs are preparing for their first mission, but need some equipment. They are doing some reconnaissance work (that is a fancy word for getting some information) and need to have a bridge that would go over a 6 inch area. A bridge is a structure built to span physical obstacles such as a body of water, valley, or road, for the purpose of providing passage over the obstacle. The Spy puffs are preparing to go into the playground of a local school to help the kids learn some new awesome games. The puffs need a bridge to go over a small stream that is between them and the playground. The problem is that the puffs can really only carry one packet of index cards as they go on their mission. So this is your challenge if you choose to accept it: Take one pack of index cards and scissors and see if you can build a bridge with the cards that span over 6 inches. The bridge should be at least 2 inches off the ground. The word “requirements” is an engineering term that means the rules or constraints you have to follow to get the job done. So in this mission your requirements are: use only index cards and scissors, the bridge must span 6 inches, and it must be at least 2 inches off the ground. If you are an engineering spy girl that is 6 or younger you will have less requirements, which can be easier, or more difficult. Your requirements are only that the bridge has to span 6 inches and 2 inches high but you may use any materials including tape; try and stay away from anything too heavy or your spy puff will have to spend a lot of time working out before their mission.