4-H Space Exploration
About the Activities
Explore the wonders of Space with easy at home experiments and short educational instructional videos. These activities were developed to take place over the course of a few days, relying on kids' natural curiosity to learn.
Topic: STEM, Aerospace
Estimated Time: 30 minutes per activity
Brought to you by Texas A&M AgriLife Extension & Utah State University Extension
Click on the titles below to view the supplies needed to complete each activity. All supplies needed can be found in or around the house.
Watch the videos below for step-by-step instructions to complete each activity and learn more about Mars and space exploration.
Questions for your kids and teens.
- Why is it important to test and make adaptions when conducting science experiments?
- How can germinating seeds without soil be useful to our everyday lives here on earth?
- What is an example of something that has proven accuracy in our everyday lives here on earth?
- Why do you think it important to observe and collect data when conducting science experiments?
Investigate and Explore
Take what you've learned to the next level to learn more and explore the possibilities.
Since space exploration first began, scientists have been conducting experiments and gathering data - just like you! Your interest in space could lead you to study aerospace engineering, agriculture, physics, health, and nutrition.
One day, you could be a nutritionist monitoring an astronaut's health to ensure they receive the right combination of nutrients during long-term spaceflight. You could work as a chemist and experiment with fertilizer formulas to add the right amount of nutrients to plants to help astronauts grow vegetables on the International Space Station.
STEM careers are all around us!
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