We worked on the scientist activity pin during 5 days of day camp. Below is the information for day 4.
- Ensure weather station is in place and operating
- Their weather beltloop worksheets (save from previous day, organize by group)
- Model rockets to build
- Printouts from the websites below:
- Pack 114’s illusions for Webelos
- NIH Illusions for kids
Requirements covered and activities for each requirement
Weather Belt Loop requirement 2. Set up a simple weather station to record rainfall, temperature, air pressure, or evaporation for one week
- Have them measure the weather and write it on their worksheet.
- Collect the worksheets for tomorrow.
Scientist 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.
- Build and decorate the rockets. The rockets will fly the next day after the glue has dried. Make sure each boy has his name and group on the rocket. Save the rockets by group for tomorrow.
If there is time: Scientist 12. Show in three different ways how your eyes work together, and show what is meant by an optical illusion.
- The hole in your hand experiment (webelos book). Roll a sheet of paper into a tube. Hold the edge of the tube against the side of your hand. With one eye look through the tube. With the other eye, look at your hand. Why is there a hole in your hand?
- Do the illusions from the websites below (and above) and discuss why they are happening. Pack 114’s illusions for Webelos. NIH Illusions for kids
- Start: This worked really well. Having adult supervision on the rocket glue is essential. Note, we didn’t have time after rocket building to do the illusions.
- Stop: Nothing to stop. It went well.
- Continue: This activity worked well so do again as above (noting that we didn’t have time for the illusions).