Space Exploration Badge

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Outcomes

Cubs learn about Canada's role in space exploration and research. [1]

Requirements

Do any four (4) of the following requirements:

  1. Discuss the importance of space technology in Canadian living. This could include:
    • (a) weather forecasts
    • (b) communications
    • (c) search and rescue operations
    • (d) map making
    • (e) promoting international cooperation between Canada and other countries
  2. Make a drawing or model of a satellite, such as Canada's first satellites Alouette I and II, ISIS or Hermes, or another satellite of your choice.
  3. Make a presentation about the Space Shuttle, including the Canadarm.
  4. Design and build a space station. Include living requirements, such as water, air and food supplies, power sources, communications and describe what peaceful activities the space station can be used for.
  5. Draw or make a model of a rocket, or of a space craft of your own design. Tell about any special features you have included in your model.
  6. Draw or make a space suit currently in use or one of your own design. Tell about any special features you have included in your model.
  7. Make a report on or a scrapbook about an astronaut, mission team or space mission of your choice.

Cross-badge links:

Program Suggestions

Pre 2011 Version

The Space Station, PIECE BY PIECE.

Look at what happened from 1998 until 2008. In just ten years it has grown and grown. Watch the pieces come together as they are sent up from Earth. This is the International Space Station (ISS) Assembly diagram, piece by piece. Click on the different components on the right of screen to see more info. http://i.usatoday.net/tech/graphics/iss_timeline/flash.htm

Space Suits

As part of a Space Themed Camp, we made space suits using disposable Hazmat white coveralls made from a Tyvek type material (1 case of 25 pieces for $100). We talked about why astronauts need space suits and we talked about some of the features that space suits have. Then we fitted each of the Cubs with their very own space suit - the cuffs and sleeves have elastics so they are easy to roll up (white duct tape can be used to keep them at the shortened length). Coloured permanent markers can be used to draw the features of their space suit (valves, communications, and of course, their names - some called themselves a Commander, some used other titles.

The Canadian Space Agency

There is lots of information and educational resources available from the Canadian Space Agency: http://www.asc-csa.gc.ca/eng/default.asp

Paper Model of the Alouette Satellite

Here is a paper model of the Alouette Satellite: http://www.asc-csa.gc.ca/pdf/alouette-model.pdf

References

  1. Taken from MEASURING SUCCESS - THE SCOUTING WAY