Scientist Activity BadgeScientists know about laws of nature that explain much about the world and the universe. They continue to learn by experimenting, and they make discoveries.

They take nothing for granted. They may think an idea is true, but they test it over and over to prove it.

When you earn the Scientist activity badge, you’ll do scientific experiments and test some famous scientific laws. You’ll explore ideas about how airplanes fly and the way changes in atmospheric pressure can move objects. You’ll also experience the strange tricks your eyes and your brain can play on you.


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:

5. Show the effects of atmospheric pressure.

6. Show the effects of air pressure.

7. Show the effects of water pressure. This may be combined with atmospheric pressure or with air pressure.

8. With adult supervision, build and launch a model rocket. Describe how Newton’s third law of motion explains how the rocket is propelled into the sky.

9. Explain what causes fog. Show how this works.

10. Explain how crystals are formed. Make some.

11. Explain how you use your center of gravity to keep your balance. Show three different balancing tricks.

12. Show in three different ways how your eyes work together and show what is meant by an optical illusion.

13. While you are a Webelos Scout, earn the Academics belt loop for Weather.

14. While you are a Webelos Scout, earn the Academics belt loop for Astronomy.

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