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Activity Badge

The Scientist Activity Badge will teach some of the basic laws of science and how to demonstrate them.


Scientist requirements

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:

  1. Show the effects of atmospheric pressure.
  2. Show the effects of air pressure.
  3. Show the effects of water pressure. This may be combined with atmospheric pressure or with air pressure.
  4. 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.
  5. Explain what causes fog. Show how this works.
  6. Explain how crystals are formed. Make some.
  7. Explain how you use your center of gravity to keep your balance. Show three different balancing tricks.
  8. Show in three different ways how your eyes work together and show what is meant by an optical illusion.
  9. While you are a Webelos Scout, earn the Academics belt loop for Weather.
  10. While you are a Webelos Scout, earn the Academics belt loop for Astronomy.

The official source for the information shown in this article or section is:
Webelos Cub Scout Handbook, 2003 Edition (BSA Supply SKU #34754 (formerly #33452))

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Requirement resources

1. Bernoulli's Principle - pp. 404-6

  • The pressure of a moving gas decreases as its speed increases.

2. Pascal's Law - pp. 406-7

  • If a liquid is in a closed container, pressure in every direction will be the same.

3. Newton's first law of motion - p. 407-9

  • An object at rest tends to stay at rest until an outside force moves it. An object in motion continues to move at a constant speed in a straight line unless an outside force acts on it.

4. Cub Scout Academics belt loop for Science
5. Atmospheric pressure - pp. 409-12
6. Air pressure - pp. 412-3
7. Water pressure - pp. 414-6
8. Model rocket - Newton's third law of motion - pp. 407, 417-8
9. Fog - pp. 419-20
10. Crystals - pp. 421
11. Center of gravity - balancing tricks - pp. 422-3
12. Show how your eyes work together - optical illusion - pp. 424-8
13. Cub Scout Academics belt loop for Weather
14. Cub Scout Academics belt loop for Astronomy

Many Webelos Scouts may earn belt loops and pins a second time to qualify for Webelos Activity Badges. All boys may earn belt loops more than once; however, leaders should encourage boys to try different requirements and earn the pin. Packs should have a clear policy in place to determine whether the pack or the boy's family will be responsible for the cost of awards that are earned more than once.
Cub Scout Academics and Sports Program Guide #34299B, p.4 and Cub Scout Leader Book, p. 31-1.

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See also

Webelos Den Leader portal

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