STEM in a Box
The Council STEM Committee has put together several kits, STEM in a Box, that leaders can check out from the Council Service Center in Pleasant Hill for two weeks at a time. There is a nominal fee or deposit for these boxes so we can keep them replenished. We also welcome input into new STEM in a Box ideas that we can put together. If your Unit/District/Council would like to know more and build their own set of STEM in a Box kits, please contact the STEM Committee Chair, Michael McDowell at email@example.com.
Giant Jenga $10 Deposit
Explore the basic principles of engineering as you seek to build a tower.
- Bungee Math $10 Deposit
While Scouts can't Bungee Jump off of the Golden Gate Bridge or the Eiffel Tower, they can model what it would take to do it. (Scouts BSA Math Supernova Activity)
- Oil Spill Clean-Up (Small Event) $10 Fee
See what it takes to clean up after an oil spill and learn how the natural world is impacted by these events. (Cub Scouts Science Everywhere Nova Award) This kit is suitable for a Cub Scout or Webelos Den.
- Oil Spill Clean-Up (Large Event) $20 Fee
This kit is nearly identical to the smaller Oil Spill Clean-Up Kit, but has supplies for a Pack (roughly 50 Cub Scouts and Webelos).
Marble Run $10 Deposit
Harness the forces of gravity to make death defying loop-d-loops and jumps as you construct a marble run out of simple household materials. (Scouts BSA Shoot! Nova Award)
Catapults $10 Deposit
This kit supplies all the materials necessary for Cub Scouts or Webelos Den to build and experiment with catapults. Using a Team approach, the kit can be used for a Pack meeting, too. (Cub Scout Swing! Nova Award)
Start Your Engines! $20 Fee
Design and build three different types of vehicles using either wind, solar, or battery power. This is not a plug-and-play kit. (Start Your Engines! Scouts BSA Nova Award)
Building Bridges $10 Fee
This kit provides the materials to design and construct bridges using craft sticks and dowels. See how strong these simple materials can be. This kit can be used both at the Den and Pack level. (Cub Scout Science Everywhere! Nova Award)
Egg Drop $10 Fee
Challenge your Scouts to drop an egg without breaking it. (You must supply the eggs, though.) (Scouts BSA Engineering Supernova Activity)
Got Water! $10 Fee
Water is one of the most important molecules on Earth. Learn about the nature of water and the forces at play between molecules. (Scouts BSA Splash! Nova Award)
Fluid Physics $10 Fee
Using very simple tools, learn about the physics of fluids through an examination of buoyancy and displacement. (Cub Scout Science Everywhere! Nova Award)
Ladder of Light $10 Fee
Explore electricity and circuitry using light diodes. (Cub Scouts Science Everywhere! Nova Award)
STEM in a Box Inquiry
To save you time and aggravation, please contact us to determine the availability of the box you are interested in and when you would like to reserve it.