On Saturday, June 27, NCAC held its’ 4th STEM@Home Nova event! Nova Counselor, Dr. Jason Kralj of Potomac District ran a ZOOM class for 20 Cub Scouts to earn the Nova Award: Swing!
Scouts completed a few requirements on their own (such as watching physics-related videos for requirement 1 and submitted their assignments for Dr. Kralj to review in Google Classroom).
However, we did most of the requirements together during the ZOOM class. A very fun activity was requirement 2A: With parental permission, Cubs took an old or broken mechanical item and broke it down into its component pieces! We investigated some cool items in our class; cubs took apart alarm clocks, scooters, CD players, hard drives, and even washing machine components! Can you tell what is what?!
The class was lots of fun and almost all of the cubs completed their Nova Awards!
Want to join the next STEM@Home event? Dr. Kralj is teaching Down & Dirty this Saturday, July 18 and you can sign up here: https://scoutingevent.com/082-STEMatHome
This upcoming event will have a cool twist to it too:
- From 1-1:30PM, this session will include an interaction with WD Lab Grown Diamonds, which uses patented Chemical Vapor Disposition to create diamonds for the gemstone market as well as for medical and scientific fields!
- From 1:30 – 3PM, cubs in the Down & Dirty Class will continue their activities and requirements with Nova Counselor Dr. Kralj
Sign up and join us!