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== Outcomes ==
 
== Outcomes ==
This badge allows Cubs to enhance their knowledge of the solar system and constellations.<ref> Taken from [http://www.scouts.ca/media/documents/GenMeasuringSuccess.pdf MEASURING SUCCESS - THE SCOUTING WAY] </ref>
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This badge allows Cubs to enhance their knowledge of the solar system and constellations.<ref>{{MeasuringSuccess}}</ref>
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== Requirements ==
 
== Requirements ==
 
 
 
# Teach another Cub how to use the pointer stars of the Big Dipper to find Polaris, the North Star.
 
# Teach another Cub how to use the pointer stars of the Big Dipper to find Polaris, the North Star.
 
# Show how to orient and read a seasonal star map. Be able to find five constellations of your choice.
 
# Show how to orient and read a seasonal star map. Be able to find five constellations of your choice.
 
# Learn and tell a story related to a constellation or an aboriginal legend regarding the night sky.
 
# Learn and tell a story related to a constellation or an aboriginal legend regarding the night sky.
 
# Know and describe 3 sky features:
 
# Know and describe 3 sky features:
* (a) Milky Way
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#* (a) Milky Way
* (b) Aurora Borealis or Northern Lights
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#* (b) Aurora Borealis or Northern Lights
* (c) Comets
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#* (c) Comets
* (d) Meteors
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#* (d) Meteors
* (e) Planets
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#* (e) Planets
* (f) Stars
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#* (f) Stars
* (g) Satellites
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#* (g) Satellites
* (h) Eclipses
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#* (h) Eclipses
 
# Know the phases of the moon and the moon's role in causing ocean tides
 
# Know the phases of the moon and the moon's role in causing ocean tides
 
 
 
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== Cross-badge links:  ==
 
== Cross-badge links:  ==
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* [[Canadian Camper Award]] 5
 
* [[Canadian Camper Award]] 5
  
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=  Program Suggestions and Resources =
 
=  Program Suggestions and Resources =
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[[Image:astronomer.gif|thumb|right|Pre 2011 version]]
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== Resources for Requirements ==
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* [http://www.uncleal.net/uncle-als-starwheels Uncle Al's Starwheels], most will use [http://www.uncleal.net/uncle-als-starwheels/NorthStarwheel.pdf?attredirects=0 English - Northern Hemisphere Starwheel]
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* [http://kepler.nasa.gov/education/starwheel/ Kepler Star Wheel] - Updated star wheel, including stars with exoplanets. 
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* [http://www.survivaltopics.com/survival/how-to-find-the-north-star Finding the North Star (Polaris)]
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* Making and Using a Star Wheel: [http://www.star-finder.ca/ English] [http://www.cherche-etoiles.ca/ français]
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* [http://www.astronomy.com/News-Observing/Astronomy%20Kids/2008/03/Learn%20the%20constellations.aspx Learning the constellations] / [http://www.nrc-cnrc.gc.ca/eng/education/astronomy/constellations/index.html Constellations Visible in Canada]
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* Sky Features (know and describe 3 of the following):
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** [http://www.esa.int/esaKIDSen/SEM536WJD1E_OurUniverse_0.html The Milky Way]
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** [http://www.nrc-cnrc.gc.ca/eng/education/astronomy/topics/solar_phenomenon.html Aurora Borealis or Northern Lights]
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** [http://www.esa.int/esaKIDSen/SEMYC9WJD1E_OurUniverse_0.html Comets]
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** [http://www.historyforkids.org/scienceforkids/physics/space/meteor.htm Meteors]
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** [http://www.esa.int/esaKIDSen/SEMF8WVLWFE_OurUniverse_0.html Planets]
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** [http://www.esa.int/esaKIDSen/SEMU56WJD1E_OurUniverse_0.html Stars]
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** [http://space.about.com/od/glossaries/g/satellite.htm Satellites]
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** [http://library.thinkquest.org/3645/eclipses.html Eclipses]
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* Constellation Stories / Aboriginal Legends (tell one story / legend):
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** [http://www.windows2universe.org/mythology/const_nav.html Windows to the Universe – Myths About Constellations]
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** [http://www.ianridpath.com/startales/startales3.htm Ian Redpath’s Star Tales]
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** [http://comfychair.org/~cmbell/myth/myth.html Comfy Chair – The Mythology of the Constellations]
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** [http://www.dibonsmith.com/constel.htm Richard Dobson-Smith – The Constellations]
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** [http://www.wwu.edu/skywise/legends.html Western Washington University Planetarium – American Indian Starlore]
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** [http://www.cyberpursuits.com/space/pastfuture/myth.asp Star lore & myths from around the world]
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* [http://woodlands-junior.kent.sch.uk/time/moon/phases.html Phases of the Moon]
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* The Moon’s Role in Causing Ocean Tides: [http://www.enchantedlearning.com/subjects/ocean/Tides.shtml Basic Requirement] / [http://boatsafe.com/kids/tides.htm Other Interesting Info]
  
* [http://www.scouts.ca/dnn/LinkClick.aspx?fileticket=uoq%2fNXbv%2f8k%3d&tabid=419 Explore the Night Sky] - [http://scoutinglife.ca Scouting Life Magazine] January/February 2009
 
* [http://www.scouts.ca/dnn/LinkClick.aspx?fileticket=%2becUVzkBVeY%3d&tabid=419 Make Your Stargazing Events Shine] - [http://scoutinglife.ca Scouting Life Magazine] January/February 2009
 
* [http://www.scouts.ca/dnn/LinkClick.aspx?fileticket=tVX7KhdBQuA%3d&tabid=419 Explore the Night Sky] - Links from the above Scouting Life article
 
* [http://www.stellarium.org/ Stellarium - free open source planetarium for your computer] '''Excellent!'''
 
* [http://www.handsonuniverse.org/activities/uncleal/NorthStarwheel.pdf UNCLE AL'S HANDS-ON UNIVERSE STAR WHEELS (Northern Hemisphere)]  '''Excellent!'''
 
* [http://science.howstuffworks.com/tide-cause.htm HowStuffWorks? - What causes high tide and low tide?]
 
* [http://spaceplace.nasa.gov/en/kids/st6starfinder/st6starfinder.shtml Make a Star Finder] (Activity)
 
* [http://www.tecepe.com.br/nav/inav_stars.htm Navigator Software - Identification of stars and planets]
 
* A neat resource from NASA is this link: http://spaceplace.jpl.nasa.gov/cubscouts/
 
  
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== Other Useful Links ==
  
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* [https://web.archive.org/web/20110605071541/http://www2.scouts.ca/dnn/LinkClick.aspx?fileticket=uoq%2fNXbv%2f8k%3d&tabid=419 Explore the Night Sky] - [[Scouting Life Magazine]] January/February 2009
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* [https://web.archive.org/web/20110701121901/http://www.scouts.ca/dnn/LinkClick.aspx?fileticket=%2becUVzkBVeY%3d&tabid=419 Make Your Stargazing Events Shine] - [[Scouting Life Magazine]] January/February 2009
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* [http://skynews.ca/ Sky News] the magazine of Canadian astronomy
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* [http://www.stellarium.org/ Stellarium] - free open source planetarium for your computer '''Excellent!'''
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* [http://www.tecepe.com.br/nav/inav_stars.htm Navigator] - software for identifying stars and planets
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* [http://www.skymaps.com/ Sky Maps] - printable monthly maps of the night sky and notable celestial events for the month
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* [http://spaceplace.nasa.gov/en/kids/st6starfinder/st6starfinder.shtml Make a Star Finder (NASA)] (Activity)
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* [http://www.star-finder.ca/ Star Finder (also known as a Planisphere)] from the [http://www.rasc.ca/ Royal Astronomical Society of Canada (RASC)]
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* [http://www.rasc.ca/other-resources Educational Resources] from the Royal Astronomical Society of Canada (RASC)
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* [http://www.rasc.ca/ Royal Astronomical Society of Canada] hosts local star parties and provides local outreach services.
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* [http://spaceflight1.nasa.gov/realdata/sightings/cities/skywatch.cgi?country=Canada NASA Human Space Flight (Canada)] Lists International Space Station sighting opportunities over Canada
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* [http://spaceplace.nasa.gov/cubscouts/ The Space Place for Cub Scouts] A neat resource from NASA.
  
 
==References==
 
==References==

Latest revision as of 10:35, 12 July 2019


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Under the program revitalization effort of the Canadian Path, this article is no longer be applicable to the current program.
It remains here for reference purposes only.
For information on items replacing this topic, see Cub Scout Space.


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Contents

Outcomes

This badge allows Cubs to enhance their knowledge of the solar system and constellations.[1]

Requirements

  1. Teach another Cub how to use the pointer stars of the Big Dipper to find Polaris, the North Star.
  2. Show how to orient and read a seasonal star map. Be able to find five constellations of your choice.
  3. Learn and tell a story related to a constellation or an aboriginal legend regarding the night sky.
  4. Know and describe 3 sky features:
    • (a) Milky Way
    • (b) Aurora Borealis or Northern Lights
    • (c) Comets
    • (d) Meteors
    • (e) Planets
    • (f) Stars
    • (g) Satellites
    • (h) Eclipses
  5. Know the phases of the moon and the moon's role in causing ocean tides

Cross-badge links:

Program Suggestions and Resources

Pre 2011 version

Resources for Requirements


Other Useful Links

References

  1. Taken from MEASURING SUCCESS - THE SCOUTING WAY