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==Belt Loop Requirements==
==Belt Loop Requirements==
Complete these three requirements:
Complete these three requirements:
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:1. Explain the scientific method to your adult partner.
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# Explain the scientific method to your adult partner.
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:2. Use the scientific method in a simple science project. Explain the results to an adult.
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# Use the scientific method in a simple science project. Explain the results to an adult.
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:3. Visit a museum, a laboratory, an observatory, a zoo, an aquarium, or other facility that employs scientists. Talk to a scientist about his or her work.
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# Visit a museum, a laboratory, an observatory, a zoo, an aquarium, or other facility that employs scientists. Talk to a scientist about his or her work.
==Academics Pin Requirements==
==Academics Pin Requirements==
Earn the Science belt loop, and complete five of the following requirements:
Earn the Science belt loop, and complete five of the following requirements:
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:1. Make a simple electric motor that works.
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# Make a simple electric motor that works.
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:2. Find a stream or other area that shows signs of erosion. Try to discover the cause of the erosion.
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# Find a stream or other area that shows signs of erosion. Try to discover the cause of the erosion.
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:3. Plant seeds. Grow a flower, garden vegetable, or other plant.
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# Plant seeds. Grow a flower, garden vegetable, or other plant.
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:4. Use these simple machines to accomplish tasks: lever, pulley, wheel-and-axle, wedge, inclined plane, and screw.
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# Use these simple machines to accomplish tasks: lever, pulley, wheel-and-axle, wedge, inclined plane, and screw.
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:5. Learn about solids, liquids, and gases using just water. Freeze water until it turns into ice. Then, with an adult heat the ice until it turns back into a liquid and eventually boils and becomes a gas.
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# Learn about solids, liquids, and gases using just water. Freeze water until it turns into ice. Then, with an adult heat the ice until it turns back into a liquid and eventually boils and becomes a gas.
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:6. Build models of two atoms and two molecules, using plastic foam balls or other objects.
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# Build models of two atoms and two molecules, using plastic foam balls or other objects.
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:7. Make a collection of igneous, metamorphic, and sedimentary rocks and label them.
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# Make a collection of igneous, metamorphic, and sedimentary rocks and label them.
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:8. Learn about a creature that lives in the ocean. Share what you have learned with your den or family.
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# Learn about a creature that lives in the ocean. Share what you have learned with your den or family.
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:9. Label a drawing or diagram of the bones of the human skeleton.
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# Label a drawing or diagram of the bones of the human skeleton.
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:10. Make a model or poster of the solar system. Label the planets and the sun.
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# Make a model or poster of the solar system. Label the planets and the sun.
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:11. Do a scientific experiment in front of an audience. Explain your results.
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# Do a scientific experiment in front of an audience. Explain your results.
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:12. Read a book about a science subject that interests you.
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# Read a book about a science subject that interests you.
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== Help with these requirements ==
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{{Worksheet}}
== Notes ==
== Notes ==
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== Related achievements, electives, or other awards ==
== Related achievements, electives, or other awards ==
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* [[Tiger Cub Scout]]
 
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* [[Wolf Cub Scout]]
 
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** [[Wolf Electives]] 6, 15
 
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* [[Bear Cub Scout]]
 
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** [[Bear Electives]] 4
 
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* [[Webelos Scout]]
 
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** Webelos [[Scientist]] Activity Badge requirement 4
 
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* [[Cub Scout Academics and Sports Program]]
 
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** [[Cub Scout Academics: Astronomy]] Belt Loop and Pin
 
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** [[Cub Scout Academics: Geology]] Belt Loop and Pin
 
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== External links ==
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;[[Wolf Cub Scout]]
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'''Printable checklists'''
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:[[Wolf Electives]]
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*[http://scouterdennis.googlepages.com/Reqs-ScienceBeltLoop.pdf Belt Loop only]
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:*Elective 6b. could be met by completing {{PAGENAME}} Pin requirement 12
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*[http://scouterdennis.googlepages.com/Reqs-ScienceBeltLoopandPin.pdf Belt Loop & Pin]
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:*Elective 12f. could be met by completing {{PAGENAME}} Pin requirement 10
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:*Elective 15a, 15b, 15c, or 15d. could be met by completing {{PAGENAME}} Pin requirement 3
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;[[Bear Cub Scout]]
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:[[Bear Electives]]
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:*Elective 4d. could be met while completing {{PAGENAME}} Pin requirement 1
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;[[Webelos Scout]]
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*[[Scientist]] Activity Badge requirement 4. (earn the {{PAGENAME}} Belt Loop ''while a Webelos Scout'')
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;[[Cub Scout Academics and Sports Program]]
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*[[Cub Scout Astronomy]] Belt Loop requirement 2 is similar to {{PAGENAME}} Pin requirement 10
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*[[Cub Scout Geology]] Belt Loop requirement 1 and Pin requirement 3 are similar to {{PAGENAME}} Pin requirement 7
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*[[Cub Scout Wildlife Conservation]] Belt Loop requirement 3 could be combined with {{PAGENAME}} Pin requirement 8
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Revision as of 22:01, March 24, 2008

Science
Belt Loop and Pin
Science Academics Belt Loop
Image:a-Science.gif
Science Academics Pin
(line drawing, actual pins are color)

The Cub Scout Science belt loop and pin are a part of the Cub Scout Academics and Sports Program. Tiger Cub, Wolf, Bear, and Webelos Scouts may earn this award in a Family, Den, Pack, school, or community setting. Tiger Cubs must be always accompanied by their Adult partner.


Contents

Belt Loop Requirements

Complete these three requirements:

  1. Explain the scientific method to your adult partner.
  2. Use the scientific method in a simple science project. Explain the results to an adult.
  3. Visit a museum, a laboratory, an observatory, a zoo, an aquarium, or other facility that employs scientists. Talk to a scientist about his or her work.

Academics Pin Requirements

Earn the Science belt loop, and complete five of the following requirements:

  1. Make a simple electric motor that works.
  2. Find a stream or other area that shows signs of erosion. Try to discover the cause of the erosion.
  3. Plant seeds. Grow a flower, garden vegetable, or other plant.
  4. Use these simple machines to accomplish tasks: lever, pulley, wheel-and-axle, wedge, inclined plane, and screw.
  5. Learn about solids, liquids, and gases using just water. Freeze water until it turns into ice. Then, with an adult heat the ice until it turns back into a liquid and eventually boils and becomes a gas.
  6. Build models of two atoms and two molecules, using plastic foam balls or other objects.
  7. Make a collection of igneous, metamorphic, and sedimentary rocks and label them.
  8. Learn about a creature that lives in the ocean. Share what you have learned with your den or family.
  9. Label a drawing or diagram of the bones of the human skeleton.
  10. Make a model or poster of the solar system. Label the planets and the sun.
  11. Do a scientific experiment in front of an audience. Explain your results.
  12. Read a book about a science subject that interests you.


The official source for the information shown in this article or section is:
Cub Scout Academics and Sports Program Guide, 2003 Edition (BSA Supply No. 34299)


Help with these requirements

Worksheet A FREE workbook for Cub Scout Science is available here! Adobe Acrobat PDF
with the maps, charts, links, diagrams, and checklists you need!
Or click here to print just the Cub Scout Science requirements.
meritbadge.org has PDF and DOC versions of
Boy Scout merit badge workbooks,
Webelos workbooks, and Cub Scout workbooks.

Notes

  1. Earning the Cub Scout Science Belt Loop while a Webelos Scout is requirement 4 of the Webelos Scientist Activity Badge.
  2. Details on earning a Cub Scout Sports or Academic pin or belt loop multiple times

Related achievements, electives, or other awards

Wolf Cub Scout
Wolf Electives
  • Elective 6b. could be met by completing Cub Scout Science Pin requirement 12
  • Elective 12f. could be met by completing Cub Scout Science Pin requirement 10
  • Elective 15a, 15b, 15c, or 15d. could be met by completing Cub Scout Science Pin requirement 3
Bear Cub Scout
Bear Electives
  • Elective 4d. could be met while completing Cub Scout Science Pin requirement 1
Webelos Scout
  • Scientist Activity Badge requirement 4. (earn the Cub Scout Science Belt Loop while a Webelos Scout)
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