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Boy Scout Troop 154 Lock-in

With the help of parent volunteers, Physics Outreach presented a series of 16 guided inquiry investigations for Boy Scout Troop 154 in Monticello. The interactive investigations introduced approximately 60 elementary age boys to concepts related to physical science, including circuits, laws of conservation, naturally occurring forces, pendulums, fluids, and visual phenomena.

Boy from Troop 154, Physics Outreach Boy 2 from Troop 154, Physics Outreach
Among the favorites that made it big were two investigations involving electric circuits. The scouts learned about the components of circuits, and then made and tested their predictions about the kinds of materials that act as conductors and insulators.

Physics Outreach with Boy Scout Troop 154
At the conclusion of the event, senior physics student Aaron Zimmerman held a Q and A with the boys to hear about what they had learned.

See more about this story, including a video of some of the activities, on the Purdue College of Science website.

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Last Updated: May 5, 2016 4:44 PM

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