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Boy Scout STEM-bo-ree

It was a “sun-filled” day 😉 at the Boy Scout Lone Star Council STEM-bo-ree Saturday.

Look at about 1 o'clock for the sunspot

Look at about 1 o’clock for the sunspot

 

 

 

We looked at the Sun and had the chance to catch a big ‘ole sunspot!

 

 

 

 

scaled down size of Sun and Mercury

scaled down size of Sun and Mercury

 

We learned about the upcoming transit of Mercury and how big Mercury would be if we shrunk the Sun down to the size you see in the photo below.

 

 

 

 

 

getting creative with pinhole projections

getting creative with pinhole projections

We made pinhole projectors to safely view the Sun. Some kids got really creative with their projections! My favorite part of the day was when they got creative and started to make patterns out of their pinhole projectors.