Uniformed Group Space Night (Cubs, Beavers and Rainbows)

If you are a uniformed group leader, feel free to share this event recording with your group. Live polls, chat and Q and A were used during the live event. You won’t see these interactive features on the recording but your group can still have a go at home by writing down their answers or talking to the person watching along with them.

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Main Activities

  1. Virtual Stargazing using Stellarium (you don’t need to download it to watch).
  2. Make your own handy solar system guide and use it to create a model at home.
  3. A fun space quiz! This can be done offline just noting down the answers on paper or there are details underneath the video in the description here if you want to use the live interactive quiz through mentimeter.

Each person watching from your group will need:

  • Two (at least A4 size) pieces of blank white or light coloured paper for drawing and a dark coloured pen or pencil.
  • A notebook and pen or pencil if you want to make notes for later and to write down your answers for the quiz (if not using mentimeter).

Badge Requirements Covered

The webinar recording aims to cover those in bold alongside the What Next resources, specially chosen to help meet the rest.

Space Activity Badge (Beavers)

  1. Point out some of the things you can see in the night sky. It could be stars, the moon or planets.
  2. Point out and name at least one constellation you can see.
  3. Name the eight planets in our solar system and draw or make a model of one of the planets. You could use papier-mache to make your model.
  4. Find out about a space mission, an astronaut or a planet in our solar system.

Astronomer Badge (Cubs)

  1. Make a model or draw a simple diagram of the Solar System.
  2. Explain the difference between a planet and a star.
  3. Learn how to observe the sun safely. Find out and explain how the earth moves around the sun.
  4. Observe the moon, using binoculars or a telescope if you can. Describe some of its features.
  5. Identify three constellations.
  6. Find out about two space-related subjects. You could find out about planets, the history of space exploration or space technology

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What Next?

A list of handy online resources for you and your group. As these are external websites, we aim to check them regularly but please get in touch if you find any broken links:

What Next [PDF/466 KB]