Choose from options 1 or 2, then complete all of the tasks under your chosen option.
Explore and discuss the science behind two Scouting activities or hobbies. For example, you could investigate the science behind a perfect campfire, how a kayak stays afloat and travels through the water, or how a compass or GPS device works.
Complete one of these:
Plan and complete three science experiments or activities. You could try making invisible ink, creating an eruption, designing a catapult or putting together a battery. Check your plan with an adult first, then for each experiment:
Find out how one of your experiments or activities links to the real world. Then, explain it to others. For example, if you made a battery, what are batteries usually made from? If you created an eruption, how similar or different is this to how volcanoes erupt?
CREST is a STEM (science, technology, engineering and maths) enrichment programme and CREST Awards are well regarded by schools, employers and universities.While working towards option 1 of this badge, Scouts could complete a CREST Discovery or Bronze Award by completing a project of at least five or ten hours. Find out more at crestawards.org.