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: $35 per Scout per session

Saturday, February 10, 2018

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  • Webelos Adventures in Science

    Webelos

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

    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.
  • Forensics

    Bear Cub Scouts

    Afternoon Session: 1:00pm - 3:30pm

    Forensics

    Activities may include*:

    • Talk with your den about forensics and how it is used to help solve crimes.
    • Analyze your fingerprints.
    • Learn about chromatography and how it is used in solving crimes. Do an investigation using different types of black, felt-tip markers.
    • Do an analysis of four different substances: salt, sugar, baking soda, and cornstarch.
    • Make a shoe imprint.

Saturday, April 14, 2018

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  • Engineer

    Webelos

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

    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.
  • Bear Cub Robotics

    Bear Cub Scouts

    Afternoon Session: 1:00pm - 3:30pm

    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.

*Specific activities are subject to change

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