Scientist Activity Badge

Webelos

Webelos learn through experiments and observations while working on the Scientist activity badge. Find helps for this badge here.

Scientist Requirements

Do these:

  1. Read Bernoulli’s Principle. Show how it works.
  2. Read Pascal’s Law. Tell about some inventions that use Pascal’s law.
  3. Read Newton’s first law of motion. Show in three different ways how inertia works.
  4. While you are a Webelos Scout, earn the Cub Scout Academics belt loop for Science.

And do six of these:

  1. Show the effects of atmospheric pressure.
  2. Show the effects of air pressure.
  3. Show the effects of water pressure. This may be combined with atmospheric pressure or with air pressure.
  4. With adult supervision, build and launch a model rocket. (NOTE: You must be at least 10 years old to work with a model rocket kit sold in stores.) Describe how Newton’s third law of motion explains how the rocket is propelled into the sky.
  5. Explain what causes fog. Show how this works.
  6. Explain how crystals are formed. Make some.
  7. Explain how you use your center of gravity to keep your balance. Show three different balancing tricks.
  8. Show in three different ways how your eyes work together, and show what is meant by an optical illusion.
  9. While you are a Webelos Scout, earn the Cub Scout Academics belt loop for Weather.
  10. While you are a Webelos Scout, earn the Cub Scout Academics belt loop for Astronomy.
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Inertia Demonstration

This demonstration can be used to fulfill Webelos Scientist activity badge requirement 3. It could also be used as part of a demonstration of the scientific method or a science experiment for the Science belt loop and pin from the Cub Scout Academics and Sports program.

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Balloons

Air Pressure Demonstration

This demonstration can be used to fulfill Webelos Scientist activity badge requirement 6: Show the effects of air pressure.It would also be a fun way to end a pack meeting or den meeting with a science theme

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Boeing 747 Aircraft Taking Off

Bernoulli’s Principle Demonstration

Use this demonstration for Webelos Scientist activity badge requirement 1: Read Bernoulli’s principle. Show how it works.It could also be done in conjuction with the Science Belt Loop and Pin from the Cub Scout Academics and Sports program.

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Ziploc Bag vs Pencil Experiment

This simple experiment to demonstrate the scientific method is always a hit with the scouts. The results are not usually what they expect. Use this to fulfill requirement 2 for the Cub Scouts Academics and Sports Program Science Belt Loop.

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Science Belt Loop

Science Belt Loop for Cub Scouts

I always enjoy seeing kids faces light up when they realize how fun hands on science can be. Letting them explore the way the world works and try to understand why something happens is always exciting. If you want to spark an interest in science in your Cub Scouts, have them look at the Science […]

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Science

How to Grow a Sugar Crystal

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 […]

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Weather

Printable Explanation of the Water Cycle

With all of the rain we’ve been having lately, this seems like a good time to post this aid to help explain the water cycle. I made this aid to help my Webelos when they were working on the Weather belt loop as a requirement for the Scientist activity badge. The material also fits in […]

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Astronomy Belt Loop

Astronomy Belt Loop for Cub Scouts

In honor of Star Wars Day (May the Fourth be with you!), today my focus is on the Cub Scout Academics and Sports Program Astronomy Belt Loop. Help your Scouts reach for the stars by encouraging them to work on this belt loop.

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Science

Webelos Den Meeting Plan – Scientist Part 1

The Scientist activity badge for Webelos can be a little intimidating at first, but as long as you are prepared and keep the activities simple it is manageable. This den meeting plan covers half of the requirements. An separate article (to be posted tomorrow) describes a den meeting plan to complete the badge.

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Weather

Water Cycle Demonstration

This project will demonstrate the water cycle to scouts. This demonstration can be used with requirement 1 for the Weather belt loop for Cub Scouts or with requirement 6 for the Weather merit badge for Boy Scouts.

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Helps and Requirements for Webelos

Webelos is the Cub Scout program for boys in 4th and 5th grade. Find helps and requirements for the Webelos program on this page.

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