Cub Scout Pack 1776
26Sep/20

December 2nd & 9th: NOVA Out of this World

We're leaving Earth for two nights in December and going Out of This World! In this multi-part STEM program, Astro-Cubs will be learning about NASA, its Mars 2020 mission and Perseverance Rover, planets and constellations. We will putting what we've learned to the test with two STEM craft projects: build your own Mars rover and pipecleaner constellations.

Out of This World is the Cub Scout Nova Award for space exploration science. This STEM program incorporates learning with cool activities and exposure to science, technology, engineering and mathematics for Cub Scouts. To earn this award, Cub Scouts explore topics such as planets, space, space exploration, or astronomy. They must also complete one of their adventures related to astronomy, health, or design or they must do a related investigation.

While this award can only be earned by Wolves, Bears or Webelos, Lions and Tigers are encouraged to partcipate in both nights.

December 2: NASA Guest Speaker, Andy Sokol
  • Date: December 2, 2020
  • Time: 6:00 p.m. (Note earlier time)
  • Zoom link to be emailed

Mr. Andy is a Vehicle Systems engineer with NASA's Launch Services Program. Among other topics, Mr. Andy’s presentation will include discussions on NASA, the Mars 2020 mission that recently launched (and will be landing on Mars in February 2021) and the Perseverance Rover.

December 9: Pack Meeting & Out of This World STEM Projects
  • Date: December 9, 2020
  • Time: 6:30 p.m.
  • Zoom link to be emailed

Following our Opening Ceremony and Cubmaster's Minute, we will conduct our second NOVA Out of this World presentation. Here, we will reach for the stars as we learn about five main constellations, recreating them in pipecleaner form. For the second STEM project of the night, scouts will building and run their own Mars rover.

Craft materials for both the build your own Mars rover and pipecleaner constellations will be delivered to Scouts' doorsteps by December 5th.

Contact the Cubmaster to add a sibling to the delivery list.

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