Michigan Crossroads Council - SuperNOVA Saturday - Dauch - Detroit

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SuperNOVA Saturday - Dauch - Detroit

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The MCC STEM Task Force will be bringing together Certified SuperNOVA Mentors to work with your Scout on starting their SuperNOVA Awards.

We will be offering the opportunity for parents and Scouts to come to the Dauch Scout Center to get started on either the Dr. Luis Alvarez (Cub Scouts - Wolf or Bear Ranks), Dr. Charles Townes (Webelos, AOL), Dr. Bernard Harris (Scouts BSA) and Dr. Sally Ride (Venturing and Sea Scouts)
SuperNOVA Awards.

To register for this event you MUST have the following:

Recommended completion of up to 2 NOVA Modules (Cub Scouts/Webelos)
Recommended completion of up to 3 NOVA Modules (Scouts BSA)
Some requirements completed before attending.
"STEM IS FUN" ATTITUDE!

Pre-requirements for Dr. Luis Alvarez (Cub Scouts)

Requirement #1 – Rank Adventure AND notes from Option A or B.
Requirement #2 – Rank Adventure or notes from Option A or B.
Requirement #3 – Notes of Dr. Alvarez facts
Requirement #4 – Notes for 3 other famous scientists, technology innovators, engineers or mathematicians. Requirement #5 – Speak with teacher or Cub Scout Leaders about Supernova Award Requirement #6 – Notes from science project or experiment from your classroom or school.

Pre-requirements for Dr. Charles Townes (Webelos)

Requirement #1 – Rank Adventure(s) AND notes from Option A or B.
Requirement #2 – Rank Adventure(s) AND notes from Option A or B
Requirement #3 – Notes of Dr. Townes facts
Requirement #4 – Notes for 5 other famous scientists, technology innovators, engineers or mathematicians. Requirement #5 – Speak with teacher of Webelos Leaders about Supernova Award Requirement #6 – Notes from science project or experiment from your classroom or school.

Pre-requirements Session for Dr. Bernard Harris (Scouts BSA) and Dr. Sally Ride (Venturing and Sea Scouts)

Preparation for Supernova Activity Topic – Household Chemistry: Diet Coke and Mentos Explosions

For this experiment, you will investigate how and why dropping a Mentos candy into a two-liter bottle of Diet Coke creates a massive explosion.

Part 1: Research and Experiment Design

Research this Diet Coke and Mentos phenomenon by doing the following:

1. Find out what others have discovered about how and why this experiment works. Note who discovered what about the experiment. Keep track of your references and resources.

2. Formulate a hypothesis that you would like to test.

We will be using this reaction to power a vehicle. You should decide what you would like to vary in your experiment.

At the event, we will be working toward Requirement 6 - Supernova Activity Topics

Design an experiment to test your hypothesis. Make sure your plans for the experiment include an outside location, a list of supplies needed (which should be inexpensive, readily available, and safe), adequate safety protocols and equipment (safety goggles, etc.), plans for accurate and precise measurements, a list of step-by-step procedures, number of trials, and plans for recording and analysis of data.
Requirement #1 – Working toward earning your three Novas
Requirement #2 – Working toward earning your Scholarship Merit Badge
Requirement #3 – Working toward earning your Supernova Approved Merit Badges
Bring your research for this requirement: Review the scientific method (you may know this as the scientific process) and note how scientists establish hypotheses, theories, and laws. Compare how the establishment of “facts” or “rules” using the scientific method differs from the establishment of “facts” or “rules” in other environments, such as legal, cultural, religious, military, mathematical, or social environments. Then do the following: Choose a modern scientific subject with at least two competing theories on the subject and learn as much as possible about each theory.
Analyze the competing theories, decide which one is most convincing to you, and explain why to your mentor.
Make a presentation to your mentor that describes the controversy, the competing theories, and your conclusions about how the scientific method can or cannot contribute to the resolution of the controversy.

Cub Scouts in the A.M Session

Older Scouts in the P.M.Session

Contact
When & Where
Session 1 - Cub Scouts- Morning
Dauch Scout Center
Saturday 05-11-2024
8:30 AM ET to 12:00 PM ET
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Session 2 - ScoutsBSA, Venturer, Sea Scout-Afternoon
Dauch Scout Center
Saturday 05-11-2024
12:30 PM ET to 4:00 PM ET
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