Space Exploration

Learn from an astronaut what it takes to live, work — and eat — in outer space.

About the Activities

Humans aren’t ready to explore the farthest reaches of space just yet, but we’re getting closer.

In these activities, students will join astronaut Isabella Hernandez in interactive videos and learn how to grow food in space, how to operate a lunar terrain vehicle, and see firsthand what it takes to live and work among the stars.

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Grade Level: 3—8
Topic: Environmental Science, Life Science, STEM

Astronaut in space
Satellite in space

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Galactic Quest STEM Challenge Kit (2)

Galactic Quest Kit

Grades: 3-9


The 2021 STEM Challenge takes youth on an out-of-this world adventure.


Family Kit: 1-4 youth | Educator Kit: 12 youth

Please allow 1-2 weeks for shipping.


$19.95 | $32.95


Mars Base Camp Rover

Grades: 3-8


Youth use engineering skills to build a vehicle that can explore the surface of Mars while participating in the Mars Base Camp Red Planet Odyssey unplugged activity.



Inspire Kids to Do STEM Tee

This 4-H STEM-centric tee harnesses the fun and creativity that are central to all STEM project areas, including these and many more! Adult sizes only.



Aerospace Pin

Once you've completed your Mars Base Camp or Aerospace mission, you've earned the right to display your accomplishment proudly with your 4-H Aerospace pin.


5/8" x 3/4", antiqued finish medal.




Marshmallow Rocket Kit

Grades: Pre-K - 3


In this 4-H Cloverbud activity, youth learn the basics of rockets and astronauts and will build a model rocket out of marshmallows. Comes with an 8-page activity booklet and an inflatable space shuttle.




Aerospace Curriculum

Grades: 1-12


Deepen knowledge and understanding of aerospace while completing a series of fun, hands-on activities. Set includes Aerospace Adventures Levels 1-4 plus the Helper's Guide.




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