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* BSA: <span class=plainlinks>[https://i9peu1ikn3a16vg4e45rqi17-wpengine.netdna-ssl.com/wp-content/uploads/2018/11/Whoosh-Nova-2018Nov26.pdf Whoosh! requirements {{PDF}}]</span> (November 26, 2018) &mdash; Scouting.org
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* BSA: <span class=plainlinks>[https://www.scouting.org/wp-content/uploads/2018/11/Whoosh-Nova-2018Nov26.pdf Whoosh! requirements {{PDF}}] (November 26, 2018) Scouting.org ''([https://i9peu1ikn3a16vg4e45rqi17-wpengine.netdna-ssl.com/wp-content/uploads/2018/11/Whoosh-Nova-2018Nov26.pdf alternate copy] via netdna-ssl.com)''</span>
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Submit any questions regarding the STEM Nova or Supernova awards to [email protected]


Whoosh!

This patch is worn as a temporary emblem
on the right uniform pocket.
Created:2013
Level:Scouts BSA

The BSA's STEM Nova Awards program is designed to introduce and encourage further study of STEM (Science, Technology, Engineering and Mathematics) by Cub Scouts, Scouts, Venturers, and Sea Scouts. Youth may earn all STEM Nova awards for their program. The Supernova awards are designed to inspire further study. It is recommended that you complete at least two STEM Nova awards before starting the requirements for the Supernova award.

Youth may complete any STEM Nova award with a parent or unit leader’s guidance. However, Supernova Awards mentors must be approved by the local council. (Note: Lion Cubs and Tiger Cubs are not eligible to participate in the STEM Nova Awards program.)



This module is designed to help you explore how engineering affects your life each day. Whoosh! is part of the Engineering category.


Whoosh! requirements

  1. Choose A or B or C and complete ALL the requirements.
    A. Watch about three hours total of engineering-related shows or documentaries that involve motion or motion-inspired technology. Then do the following:
    1. Make a list of at least five questions or ideas from the show(s) you watched.
    2. Discuss two of the questions or ideas with your counselor.
    Some examples include—but are not limited to—shows found on PBS ("NOVA"), Discovery Channel, Science Channel, National Geographic Channel, TED Talks (online videos), and the History Channel. You may choose to watch a live performance or movie at a planetarium or science museum instead of watching a media production. You may watch online productions with your counselor’s approval and under your parent’s supervision. One example is the NOVA Lever an Obelisk page on ancient Egypt and the use of levers, available at www.pbs.org/wgbh/nova/egypt/raising/lever.html .
    Examples of magazines include—but are not limited to—Odyssey, Popular Mechanics, Popular Science, Science Illustrated, Discover, Air & Space, Popular Astronomy, Astronomy, Science News, Sky & Telescope, Natural History, Robot, Servo, Nuts and Volts, and Scientific American.
    B. Read (about three hours total) about motion or motion-inspired technology. Then do the following:
    1. Make a list of at least two questions or ideas from each article.
    2. Discuss two of the questions or ideas with your counselor.
    C. Do a combination of reading and watching (about three hours total). Then do the following:
    1. Make a list of at least two questions or ideas from each article or show.
    2. Discuss two of the questions or ideas with your counselor.
  2. Choose ONE merit badge from the following list. (Choose one you have not already used for another Nova award.) After completion, discuss with your counselor how the merit badge you earned uses engineering.
    ArcheryEngineeringRifle Shooting
    AviationInventingRobotics
    Composite MaterialsMining in SocietyShotgun Shooting
    DraftingModel Design and Building
    ElectronicsRailroading
  3. Do ALL of the following:
    A. Make a list or drawing of the six simple machines.
    B. Be able to tell your counselor the name of each machine and how each machine works.
    Helpful Link
    "Six Simple Machines": ConstructionKnowledge.net
    Website: http://www.constructionknowledge.net/general_technical_knowledge/general_tech_basic_six_simple_machines.php
    C. Discuss the following with your counselor:
    1. The simple machines that were involved with the motion in your chosen merit badge (Hint: Look at the moving parts of an engine to find simple machines.)
    2. The energy source causing the motion for the subject of your merit badge
    3. What you learned about motion from earning your merit badge
  4. Choose A or B and complete ALL the requirements.
    A. Visit an amusement park. Then discuss the following with your counselor:
    1. The simple machines present in at least two of the rides
    2. The forces involved in the motion of any two rides
    B. Visit a playground. Then discuss the following with your counselor:
    1. The simple machines present in the playground equipment
    2. The forces involved in the motion of any two playground fixtures
  5. Do the following:
    A. On your own, design one of the following and include a drawing or sketch: an amusement park ride OR a playground fixture OR a method of transportation.
    B. Discuss with your counselor:
    1. The simple machines present in your design
    2. The energy source powering the motion of your creation
  6. Discuss with your counselor how engineering affects your everyday life.

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Notes

Worksheet A FREE workbook for Whoosh! is available here! (PDF or Word) with the maps, charts, links, diagrams, and checklists you need! Or click here to print just the Whoosh! requirements. usscouts.org has PDF and Word versions of workbooks for Scouts BSA ranks and merit badges, Cub Scouting ranks and adventures, and STEM Nova awards.


External links

STEM Nova Awards Program Advancement
Award Overview:STEM Nova awards
Worksheets:Nova & Supernova Award Worksheets
Cub Scout
Nova:Science: Science EverywhereDown and DirtyNova WILD!Out of This WorldUncovering the PastTechnology: Tech TalkCub Scouts Can CodeEngineering: Swing!Next Big ThingUp and AwayMath: 1-2-3 Go!Fearful Symmetry
Supernova:Dr. Luis W. Alvarez Supernova Award (Wolf/Bear only) • Dr. Charles H. Townes Supernova Award (Webelos only)
Scouts BSA
Nova:Science: Shoot!Let It Grow!Splash!Mendel's MinionsTechnology: Start Your Engines!Hello, WorldEngineering: Whoosh!Up and AwayNext Big ThingMath: Designed to Crunch
Supernova:Dr. Bernard Harris Bronze Supernova AwardThomas Edison Silver Supernova Award
Venturer / Sea Scout
Nova:Science: Launch!Wade!What a LifeTechnology: Power UpExecuteSomething from NothingEngineering: Hang On!Up and AwayMath: Numbers Don't Lie
Supernova:Dr. Sally Ride Bronze Supernova AwardWright Brothers Silver Supernova AwardDr. Albert Einstein Gold Supernova Award
Scouter:Dr. Paul A. Siple Bronze Supernova Award

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