Program Feature: SCIENCE

Science Information Troop Meetings Main Event

Science

Reasoning, Hypothesis, Experimentation

Some kids know that one of the best ways to irritate their parents is to ask a bunch of questions: What is air? How does electricity work Why do balls bounce? Why can’t I fly? Why can’t dogs talk? How does gravity work? Why is snow white when water isn’t? What is lightning? What is thunder?

Scientists are a lot like those little kids. They are curious, and they ask hard questions that have been perplexing people for years. But then they do something else: They find answers. They develop hypotheses (possible answers) and then set out to prove those hypotheses through observation and experimentation. Their answers might just add to humanity’s knowledge base, but on occasion, their answers lead to breakthroughs in medicine, technology, space travel, and many other fields.

This month, Scouts will get a taste of what it’s like to be a scientist. The unit’s weekly meetings will be full of engaging experiments, while the main event will take the unit out into the world of science. Who knows? Some Scouts may even decide that asking—and answering—questions is something they want to do for the rest of their life.

Science Information Troop Meetings Main Event

For Adult and Youth Boy Scout Leaders