part of the GSEOK Astronomy Club and receive the Junior level patch:
Reaching for the Stars! Girl Scout Juniors will learn about the star
maps, constellations, comets and sun dials through hands-on activities.
Girl Scout Junior Troops. No tagalongs.
October 26, 2013 from 1:00-4:00 p.m.
29th & Yale Church of Christ, Tulsa, OK
$5.00 per girl.
Leaders must have completed Beyond
the Meeting training. Prior to the event, troops must complete two of
the following activities:
1. Which planets are visible to the naked
eye? Locate one or more and tell what part of the sky (direction), date,
and time you located it. What is in our solar system? Explain the
differences of those things in it. Draw a simple diagram of the solar
2. Locate the North Star. What is the other name for it? Use it to locate at least two other major stars and name them.
Observe the moon on the first or last quarter. Using a moon map and a
telescope or binoculars, locate valleys, ridges, or mountain ranges on
the surface. Answer the following questions:
a. How long does it take the moon to complete an orbit around the Earth?
b. What causes the phases of the moon?
c. How does the moon's orbit affect the tides on Earth?
d. How old is the moon?
e. How were craters formed?
f. When did the first American walk on the moon? How many times have we gone to the moon?
4. Do one of the following:
a. Is there a planetarium in your town? Visit it and share your experience with a group.
b. Interview an astronomer. What do they do? What education is needed to become an astronomer?
c. Start a neighborhood astronomy club or start one with your troop
that you can meet on campouts. If other troops are there, involve them
and help them start their own. Aske a local astronomy club to help you
Erik Davidson, Doug Napier, and Sherry Robinson.
Kathryn Davis-Robb, KDavisRobb@gseok.org, 918-745-5217 or 800-707-9914 ext. 217.