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, December 10, 2016

Enrollment is closed for this date.
 

  • Bear Cub Robotics

    Bear Cub Scouts

    Morning Session: 9:30am - 12:00pm 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.
  • Engineer

    Webelos

    Morning Session 9:30am - 12:00pm or
    Afternoon Session: 1:00pm - 3:30pm

    Engineer

    Activities may include*:

    • Discover and record three things that describe what an engineer does.
    • Examine a set of blueprints. Using these as a model, construct your own set of blueprints or plans to design a project.
    • Construct your project, using the blueprints or plans from your own design.
    • Explore other fields of engineering and how they have helped form our past, present, and future.
    • Pick and do two projects using the engineering skills you have learned.

Saturday, January 28, 2017

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  • Make it Move

    Bear Cub Scouts

    Morning Session: 9:30am - 12:00pm only

    Make it Move

    Activities may include:*

    • Create an exploding craft stick reaction.
    • Make two simple pulleys and use them to move objects.
    • Make a lever by creating a seesaw using a spool and wooden paint stirrer.
    • Draw a Rube Goldberg-type machine. Include at least six steps to complete your action.
    • Construct a real Rube Goldberg-type machine to complete a task assigned by your den leader. Use at least two simple machines and include at least four steps.
  • Webelos Adventures in Science

    Webelos

    Morning Session 9:30am - 12:00pm or
    Afternoon Session: 1:00pm - 3:30pm

    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, March 11, 2017

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  • Bear Cub Super Science

    Bear Cub Scouts

    Morning Session: 9:30am - 12:00pm 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 Earth Rocks

    Webelos

    Morning Session 9:30am - 12:00pm or
    Afternoon Session: 1:00pm - 3:30pm

    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.