When Scouts build a catapult, they can learn about physics and energy. An easy way to do this is with a small scale catapult.
STEM (Science, Technology, Engineering, and Mathematics)
Catapult Cruzers recently sent me a couple of samples to review. Catapult Cruzers are toy airplanes which you put together and launch. These planes would be great for Scouts of any age. See the article for information about a free giveaway.
For the Grow Something adventure, Wolves learn about plants and gardening.
For the Super Science adventure, Bears do some simple science investigations involving static electricity, buoyancy, and colors.
For the Robotics adventure, Bears investigate the many uses of robots and build their own robots.
For the Motor Away adventure, Wolves learn about planes, boats, and cars by creating their own models and making them move.
For the Into the Woods adventure, Webelos learn all about trees and the forest ecosystem.
For the Make It Move adventure, Bears learn about simple machines like pulleys and levers. Then they make a Rube-Goldberg machine.
For the Germs Alive! adventure, Wolves learn about how germs spread and about healthy habits.
For the Sky Is the Limit adventure, Tiger Cubs and their adult partners learn about astronomy and do some star gazing.
For the Forensics adventure, Bears learn about law enforcement methods which are used to solve crimes.
For the Engineer adventure, Webelos learn about how engineers design new things and make two projects of their own.
For the Digging in the Past adventure, Wolves learn about dinosaurs and fossils.
For the Earth Rocks! adventure, Webelos learn all about geology and discover the many ways rocks and minerals are found in natural and man-made settings.
For the Code of the Wolf adventure, Wolves explore numbers, geometry, graphs, probability, statistics, and ciphers.
For the Air of the Wolf adventure, Wolves learn about activities which can be done using air – paper airplanes, balloons, music, kites, and more.
For the Adventures in Science adventure, Webelos learn about the scientific method and explore some different areas of science.
For the Adventures in Coins adventure, Wolves play games and do activities related to coins. In the process, they learn all about coins.
For the Curiosity, Intrigue, and Magical Mysteries adventure, Tiger Cubs and their adult partners learn about magic, science, secret codes, and other “mysteries”.
For this Bear Necessities adventure, Bears learn some outdoor skills, go camping, do some cooking, and learn a little about the weather.
This science program feature offers the opportunity to plan a month’s worth of troop activities with a weather and energy theme.
STEM stands for Science, Technology, Engineering, and Mathematics. . The engineering Nova STEM award for Boy Scouts is called Whoosh explores machines and motion.
STEM stands for science, technology, engineering, and mathematics. The NOVA Awards program combines knowledge of STEM concepts with hands on activities.
An invisible ink demonstration will add fun to any Cub Scout meeting. If they haven’t seen this before, it will really get their attention. This would fit in with any science themed meeting or a communications themed meeting.
Our troop probably earns an unusual number of the Nuclear Science merit badges because my husband is a counselor. So that is a chance for our Scouts to learn about this topic from somebody who works with this material every day in his job. The Scouts especially enjoy getting to use a survey meter.
Webelos must learn about crystals to fulfill requirement 10 for the Webelos Scientist activity badge. I did this activity with DS, LC, and ZM when they were working on this badge. They really enjoyed it. When making the crystals, make sure they keep adding sugar until it really won’t dissolve anymore and it will be […]
This puzzle is to help your Cub Scouts meet requirement 3 for the belt loop: Explain the following terms: planet, star, solar system, galaxy, the Milky Way, blackhole, red giant, white dwarf, comet, meteor, moon, asteroid, star map, and universe.
If you don’t have a background in science, helping your Cub Scout out with this might seem a little intimidating. But the scientific method is really very basic and only involves a few simple concepts.
One of the requirements for Bear Elective 1: Space is to locate the North Star and two constellations in the night sky. This printable aid will help find it.
Make pinhole planetariums to fulfill Cub Scout Bear Elective 1b. This project involves hammers, nails, and flashlights, so it should be a hit with the Cub Scouts. Includes patterns for the pinholes.