Night Owl Cadette Badge
Requirements for Cadette Badge Night Owl 1. Take a field trip to explore the night 2. Tour your world after dark 3. Meet people who work night hours 4. Explore nature at night 5. Host an Extreme Nighttime Party
Night Sky Program: Schedule program around the passing of visible satellites in the night sky. You can find this here:http://science.nasa.gov/iSat Print off Sky maps for your area and season. Find some here: www.skymaps.com/... Craft: Construction paper ( I let the kids choose color), chalk and star stickers. Ask the kids to design their own constellation. Stories: The Big Dipper by Branley and Zoo in the Sky: a book of animal constellations byMitton.
Pin Punching. I found these jumbo pins at the dollar store and printed out the constellation cards from here. The added bonus to this activity is that once James has them all punched we'll go into a dark room, shine a flashlight behind them and project the images onto a wall!
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Night has captured the imagination since the dawn of time. But with modern-day electricity, it's easy to overlook the mysteries and beauty of the world after the sun goes down. So grow your imagination and expand what you know (or think you know!). Turn out the lights, tune in your senses, and step out in to the night.