Learn how to make a paper airplane for the Wolf Cub Scout elective adventures, Motor Away and Air of the Wolf. These fun activities could be done at a pack meeting too And Motor Away counts toward the Cub Scout Nova award, Swing!
Air of the Wolf,
a Wolf Elective Adventure
“This STEM-based adventure helps Wolves explore basic aspects of air–often an overlooked substance. Then they discover some of the many things that air can do for us,” according to the Wolf Cub Scout Den Leaders guide.
Below you’ll find the requirements for the Air of the Wolf adventure along with links to ideas that can help you and your Wolf during this fun adventure.
Complete the following Requirements.
- Conduct two of the following investigations to see how air affects different objects:
A. Make a paper airplane and fly it five times. Try to make it fly farther by altering its shape. Fly it at least five more times to see if your changes were effective.
b. Make a balloon-powered sled or a balloon powered boat. Test your sled or boat with larger and smaller balloons.
C. Bounce a basketball that doesn’t have enough air in it. Then bounce it when it has the right amount of air in it. Do each one 10 times. Describe how the ball bounces differently when the amount of air changes.
D. Roll a tire or ball that doesn’t have enough air in it, and then roll it again with the right amount of air. Describe differences in how they move.
- Complete two of the following:
A. With other members of your den, go outside and record the sounds you hear. Identify which of these sounds is the result of moving air.
B. Create a musical wind instrument, and play it as part of a den band.
C. With an adult, conduct an investigation on how speed can affect sound.
D. Make a kite using household materials. With your den or family, explain the rules for safely flying kites. Fly your kite.
E. With your family, den, or pack, participate in a kite derby, space derby, or rain gutter regatta. Explain how air helps the vehicle move.
Packs can have a simple Raingutter Regatta by turning it into a Recycled Raingutter Regatta! For this environmentally friendly activity, you don’t need kits–just stuff from your recycling bin and a few supplies.