Radioactive Isotope Transport Camping Activity
|This Activity is meant for older campers.|
Decide for yourself if it is appropriate for your younger campers or not.
|Required:||Log section 8 inches in diameter and 8 inches long (or, a big tin can 3/4 full of water).|
8 ropes - 12 feet long.
2inch wide rubber band cut from old inner tube.
|Preparation:||Tie the ropes to the rubber band.|
Set the log (or can) in the center of the area.
Mark a disposal area about 20 or 30 feet from the log.
|Notes:||gets campers working together to complete a challenge.|
|Goal: Transport the radioactive container to a safe disposal site without spilling it or touching it.|
Each camper grabs the end of a rope.
They manuever the rubber band over the container.
Stretch the rubber band by pulling on the ropes, set it over the container, and let it tighten around the container.
Lift the ropes to carry the container to the disposal area.
Alternative: Have 3 or 4 containers to move and see how many can be moved in a set time.
Use cans of water outside and try not to spill any while transporting.
Can be played as a game between teams.