SCOUTS - Be Prepared

Scientist

To atain the Scientist badge, the Cub Scout must complete the following:

They must explain to and/or show a leader what they have done, explaining any conclusions they have made.

Part A – The Physical World

Three items from this section must be completed

1. Make a simple switch from household items. mso-bidi-font-size:10.0pt;layout-grid-mode: both;mso-no-proof:yes">Show how it could be used to control a light bulb powered by a battery.

2. Show how electrical currents produce magnetic, chemical and heating effects, and explain what happens.

3. Show that the hot air rises.

4. Make an artificial rainbow by splitting up and beam of white light.

5. Make and pin-hole camera and understand the principles of operation, e.g. size of hot.

6. Keep simple weather records over a month, e.g. rainfall, temperature, cloud cover, wind direction.

7. Make a simple compass and show the effects of metallic and magnetic materials upon it.

8. Make a simple periscope.

9. Show how to recover dissolved substances from a water solution.

10. Make a model show how the earth orbits the sun.

 

Part B. - The Living World

Three items from this section must be completed

1. Make some yoghurt and find out how the living creatures are involved in the process.

2. Grow Cress (or a similar plant) and investigate what happens when light and water are excluded from it.

3. Use and net and jar to find out how many different creatures live in the water and mud at the edge of a pond.

4 Set up a wormery ant colony and record their activity over a few weeks.

5. Grow a beam or pea. When the route and shoot are visible investigate what happens when the seed is turned upside down and left to continue growing.

6. Collect seeds from various plants and discover how these are protected and dispersed.

7. Grow or make crystals or make crystal shapes from paper.

8. Investigate what happens to their pulse rate before during and after exercise.