Webelos Scouts that earn the Astronomy Belt Loop while a
also satisfy requirement 14 for the
Scientist Activity Badge.
Complete these three requirements:
- Set up and demonstrate how to focus a simple telescope or binoculars.
(A local astronomy club may be a resource for this activity.)
- Draw a diagram of our solar system--identify the planets and other
- Explain the following terms: planet, star, solar system, galaxy, the
Milky Way, black hole, red giant, white dwarf, comet, meteor, moon,
asteroid, star map, and universe.
Astronomy belt loop,
five of the following
- Draw a diagram of a telescope and explain how it works.
- Explain how to use a star map.
- Draw and label five constellations. See if you can locate any of them
in the sky using a star map.
- Find the North Star. Explain its importance.
- Interview an astronomer. This person may be a professional or an
amateur asronomer from a local astronomy club. Report on what you learned
to your den or family.
- Learn about careers that relate to Astronomy. What school subjects
will help you get a job in astronomy?
- Visit a planetarium or a local astronomy club. Give a report on what
you learned to your den.
- Make a poster illustrating the different kinds of stars. Include a
diagram showing the life cycle of a star.
- Learn about some of the early space missions. Tell your den or family
about one of them.
- Find a news story about a recent happening related to space. Tell your
den or family about this event.
- Write a report on two famous astronomers.
- Locate three major observatories on a map. Explain why these locations
are good for astronomy.
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