image_print

Rocket Badgerockets

(Discover Science and Technology)

By Jeff Lubin

This badge must be done with adult supervision due to the complex nature of building a rocket and launching.

Penguin: Do three requirements including the two starred.

_____ 1.* What is a rocket? Be able to identify a rocket from a photograph. Find out when the first rockets were used and by whom.

_____ 2.* Learn all the safety rules for being around rockets.

 

Otter: Do four requirements including the two starred.

_____ 1.* Do Penguin requirements 1 & 2.

_____ 2.* Discover the intention behind the first rockets, and be able to tell their primary use today.

 

Dolphin: Do five requirements including the two starred.

_____ 1.* Do Otter requirements 1 & 2.

_____ 2.* What were two recent events involving rockets? Discuss them with an adult.

 

Butterfly: Do six requirements including the two starred. 

_____ 1.* Do Dolphin requirements 1 & 2.

_____ 2.* Discuss at least three positive things and three negative things rockets have contributed to our world.

 

Eagle: Do seven requirements including the two starred.

_____ 1.* Do Dolphin requirements 1 & 2.

_____ 2.* Visit a hobby shop and view different parts available for rocket building. What are the primary tools you need to build a rocket? What different kinds of engines, models, and features are available? Build your own rocket and show your model to your troop.

 

Owl: Do nine requirements including the two starred.

­­_____ 1.* Do Eagle requirements 1 & 2.

_____ 2.* Teach someone how to do a skill from this badge or teach some knowledge about this badge to someone.   You can teach kids, your spouse, seniors, anyone, just as long as you are sharing your new found knowledge.   If for some reason you cannot teach what you have learned to someone else, you may choose an additional 2 optional requirements instead.

 

Optional Requirements: 

 

_____ 3. Discover when the first manned and unmanned mission into space took place.

_____ 4. What is the furthest place in space we have received pictures from? If possible, look at a few of the photographs.

_____ 5. Be able to describe the main components of a rocket.

_____ 6. Learn about and discuss the procedure for launching a NASA rocket into space.

_____ 7. Learn about the major events in space exploration. What places in space have human beings visited? What places have robots visited?

_____ 8. Learn about the laws in your area regarding rocket launching. Where and when are you allowed to launch a rocket?

_____ 9. Build a rocket and launch it in a lawful location. Eagles and above must build a second rocket to fulfill this requirement. (All participants under the age of 12 must have adult supervision)

_____ 10. Visit a hobby shop and view different parts available for rocket building. What are the primary tools you need to build a rocket? What different kinds of engines, models, and features are available? (Penguins - Butterflies only).

_____ 11. Learn about the basics of aerodynamics. How do aerodynamics affect rockets?

_____ 12. What is NASA? Describe NASA’s mission and how long it has been in operation.

_____ 13. Learn about at least two rocket accidents in history. What was the damage inflicted on property and human life?

_____ 14. Learn about animals that have participated in the history of space exploration.

_____ 15. Learn about the first man to the moon.

_____ 16. Participate in a community service project involving rockets.

_____ 17. Learn about different careers involving rockets. Where would you be expected to live, what would your pay be, and what would your hours be? Butterflies and up: If possible, shadow someone with a job involving rockets.