Scouts with Boats

Bear Cub Scouts & Webelos

The California Science Center offers programs to support Bear Cub Scouts and Webelos. In each 2.5 hour program, scouts will complete requirements related to either a Bear Elective Adventure or a Webelos Elective Adventure. Please see below for information on activities.*

Cost: $25 per Scout per session

Saturday October 10, 2015

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  • Bear Cub Super Science

    Bear Cub Scouts

    Morning Session: 9:00 - 11:30am only

    Super Science

    Activities may include:*

    • Make static electricity by rubbing a balloon or a plastic or rubber comb on a fleece blanket or wool sweater. Explain what you learned.
    • Conduct a balloon or other static electricity investigation that demonstrates properties of static electricity. Explain what you learned.
    • Conduct one other static electricity investigation. Explain what you learned.
    • Do a sink or float investigation. Explain what you learned.
    • Do a color morphing investigation. Explain what you learned.
    • Do a color layering investigation. Explain what you learned.
  • Webelos Adventures in Science

    Webelos

    Morning Session 9:00 - 11:30am or
    Afternoon Session: 12:30 - 3:00pm

    Adventures in Science

    Activities may include:*​​ 

    • Draw a picture of a fair test that shows what you need to do to test a fertilizer’s effects on plant growth.
    • Visit a museum, or aquarium that employs scientists. Prepare three questions ahead of time, and talk to a scientist about his or her work.
    • Carry out the experiment you designed for requirement 1, above.
    • Create two circuits of three light bulbs and a battery. Construct one as a series circuit and the other as a parallel circuit.
    • With adult assistance, explore safe chemical reactions with household materials. Using two substances, observe what happens when the amounts of the reactants are increased. 
    • Build a model solar system. Chart the distances between the planets so that the model is to scale. Use what you learn from this requirement to explain the value of making a model in science.

Saturday December 12, 2015

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  • Bear Cub Robotics

    Bear Cub Scouts

    Morning Session: 9:00 - 11:30am only

    Robotics

    Activities may include:*

    • Identify six tasks performed by robots.
    • Build a robot hand. Show how it works like a human hand and how it is different from a human hand.
    • Build your own robot.
    • Learn about some instances where a robot could be used in place of a human for work.
  • Webelos Earth Rocks

    Webelos

    Morning Session 9:00 - 11:30am or
    Afternoon Session: 12:30 - 3:00pm

    Earth Rocks

    Activities may include*:

    • Explain the meaning of the word “geology.”
    • Explain why this kind of science is an important part of your world.
    • Share with class what you learned about the meaning of geology.
    • Look for different kind of rocks or minerals while on a rock hunt.
    • Identify the rocks you see on your rock hunt.
    • With a magnifying glass, take a closer look at your collection. Determine any differences between your specimens. Share what you see with the class.
    • Test rocks according to the Mohs scale of mineral hardness.
    • Talk with an earth scientist. Discover the  many career fields that are included in the science of geology. Ask the geologist or earth scientist about the importance of fossils that are found. Ask the geologist or earth scientist what you can do to help preserve our natural resources.
    • Do an earth science demonstration or investigation and explore geology in action.

*Specific activities are subject to change

Questions? Call (213) 744-7444 for more information, or email EducationPrograms@cscmail.org.