July Cub Scout Roundtable Issue

Volume 6, Issue 11

Sea To Shining Sea (Webelos Aquanaut & Geologist)




We are trying to get the word out on our award winning NASA web site for young kids. Many of the activities on the web will fulfill Wolf and Bear requirements. A few are applicable to Webelos achievements.

We would appreciate if you would include the following information in your scout troop newsletter or web site. We also have flyers if you would like to have these to pass out at meetings. (Please indicate quantities desired and a mailing address by return e-mail if you would like any of these.)

For further information regarding the Space Place web site please feel free to contact us:

Jacob Andrade

(818) 393-5936


And now the info on their site

Wondering where to find a good recipe for a tasty solar system snack? Contemplating a cosmic purpose for an unwanted compact disc (CD)? Trying to figure out how much yarn it would take to reach an asteroid?

Then look no further than NASA's The Space Place web site http://spaceplace.jpl.nasa.gov Managed by NASA's Jet Propulsion Laboratory (JPL) in Pasadena, Calif., this web site provides interesting facts, fun activities and exciting contests for students in grades K-6.

By logging on, students become active participants in NASA's exciting space exploration missions through the web site's five categories: Make Spacey Things; Do Spacey Things: Space Science in Action: Dr. Marc's Amazing Facts; and Friends Share.

In Make Spacey Things, you can learn how to transform a CD into a model Saturn decoration, how to cook tasty but scientific asteroid potatoes and how to create a relief map puzzle of the world. In Do Spacey Things, you can fall into a black hole, dive below the surface of Mars and participate in contests to give real names to asteroids or spacecraft.

In Space Science in Action, you can name the trees on earth from space, make a super sound cone and solve an extraterrestrial riddle. Dr. Marc's Amazing Facts explains how far spacecraft travels, how planetary data is transmitted back to Earth and how space telescopes work. For example, it would take 88,000 tons of yarn to stretch from Earth to asteroid Braille -- or more than enough yarn to make sweaters for every person in the United States!

In the Friends Share section, you can view the drawings and goals for life in the new millennium by others, and see if your local library or museum is a Club Space Place partner.

The Space Place is updated regularly with puzzles and games, fun space facts and scientific exercises about the latest breakthroughs and technology from current and future space missions. The Space Place gives students the opportunity to fully explore the universe from their computers or, in some areas, from their local library or museum.

Nancy Leon Education and Public Outreach Lead NASA New Millennium Program
(818) 354-1067


Bounce, the dryer sheet can repel mosquitoes - Tie a sheet of Bounce through a belt loop when outdoors during mosquito season.


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