Astronautics Activity Badge
Give this badge task a try from home, record your evidence. Let me know how you get on, watch it, do it, build it, test it, share it, tag it, show it, send it, and you’ll get the badge.
There are lots of different types of space missions, many which involve launching a robot into space. Research all the things as detailed on the Scout website, use your Space Station app as part of your research.
Look for the latest space launches from the European Space Agency, NASA, and SpaceX, or find out about Starlink. Learn about the Scout partnership with the UK Space Agency.
Tim Peake is a UK Astronaut and a Scout Ambassador, find out how he went to the International Space Station, what he did there and how he got back.
Did you know at certain times you can see the International Space Station, ISS, with the naked eye, research how fast it is, how big it is, how high it is, how old it is, what is its mass, do you know how long it takes to travel around the world?
There are phone apps that can be downloaded from the Apple App Store or the Google Play Store directly onto your phone. Using your GPS and orbital trajectory data the app will tell you exactly when you will be able to see the ISS from where you are, unless it is a cloudy night. Below are the download links to some free to download examples, please ask your adult for permission.
Build a reaction rocket at home, with help from your adult, build the rocket, go to the garden or local park, film your launch with a countdown and film it reaching for the skies. Upload your evidence to OSM or tag 4th Heswall on social media.
Design and Build your own lightweight Mars Lander or have a go at following these downloadable instructions to build a space rover…
As part of your Astronautics Activity badge design and test different types of parachutes for your Mars Lander.
Use eggs for your testing before you go for launch with your best parachute and you Mars Lander.
Build a parachute using this online activity guide from the Scout Association.
Perfect Parasceneding Parachutes
Click on the parachute to see a great “How To Live” video from Maddie and Greg
Planets & Constellations
With the recent clear skies this is a great time to discover our solar system. There are some great apps that help you pinpoint the constellations and planets that are visible in our night sky. The app will help you achieve the Astronomer and Astronautics Activity badges.
Phone apps are very useful and can be downloaded from the Apple App Store or the Google Play Store directly onto your phone. Below are the download links to some free to download examples, please ask your adult for permission.
OSM Badges at Home
You can upload all your pictures, videos and findings to OSM Badges at Home. Ask your adult to write a brief description against the task tick box, cover the criteria and get the badge.