Cub Scout Archives: Bear Elective 1 - Space

What do you see when you look toward the sky? You might say “In the daytime I see the sun and clouds. At night, I see the moon and stars.” That’s true, of course. You are also looking at our world’s newest frontier. Here is your chance to learn something about space.

Bear Elective 1 Requirements

  1. Identify two constellations and the North Star in the night sky.
  2. Make a pinhole planetarium and show three constellations.
  3. Visit a planetarium.
  4. Build a model of a rocket or space satellite.
  5. Read and talk about at least one man-made satellite and one natural one.
  6. Find a picture of another planet in our solar system. Explain how it is different from Earth.

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