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Science investigator

Supported by Rolls Royce to help you complete the Brownie Science Investigator badgeSupported by Rolls-Royce to inspire our future scientists and engineers

1. Do at least one activity from each of the three sections.

All about me

* Sound - ears
- Identify five different sound effects.
- Make three different noises for someone else to identify.
* Mouth
- Try four foods (lemonade, toothpaste, water and yogurt) and decide which is most acidic. Now make an indicator
totest your ideas.
* Identification
- Find out what makes me, me.
- Make a pinhole camera and use it to look at another Brownie.
- Compare your fingerprint with the rest of your unit or a group of friends - can you find your own?
* How clean am I?
- Find out about how bacteria are spread.
- Understand the importance of washing your hands.
- Make your own cleanser.
* Fuel for life
- Demonstrate how there is energy in food.
- How much energy do you need? What do you use it for?

Build it

* Structures (building towers or bridges)
- In your Six or with a group of friends build a structure, such as a bridge or tower. Could your structure survive
an earthquake?
* Air
- Find out how air can power transport and produce renewable energy.
* Forces
- Find out about how different forces act on each other.
* Safety
- Explore how science has been used to improve safety.
* Movement
- Make a vehicle and see how far it can travel.

All around me

* Growing
- What does a plant need to grow?
* Colours
- How are different colours made?
- Make, test and use different dyes.
* Sky
- Understand and demonstrate how you can navigate your way during the day and at night.
- Make your own compass.
* Liquids
- Pick a combination of liquids - water, cooking oil, washing-up liquid, honey, milk. Investigate how things sink/float.
* Animals
- How are animals adapted to their environments? What issues have an impact on this?

2. Do one of the following.

* Visit a museum, science centre, zoo, botanical garden, science festival, aquarium, nature reserve or university/school
extra-curricular day.

* Have a scientist, engineer or medical professional talk to you about their work.

* Find out about two famous scientists.

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