Kids learn foundational STEM skills while they wrestle with the same questions as today’s top aerospace scientists and engineers! Activities can be done all at once or individually, making it great for classrooms, afterschool programs, clubs, parents and more.
This unplugged board game promotes teamwork as kids gather the resources needed to live and work in deep space.
In this offline activity, kids build a telescope and learn about physics and light and how telescopes have been used to explore space.
Kids work hands-on to engineer a mechanical arm that works to harvest crops in space.
In this computer science activity, kids learn about cyber security and decoding to stay safe from obstacles in orbit.
How to Participate
Below are a few ways to ensure young people everywhere can participate in the 2021 STEM Challenge.
- Educator Kit: Includes material for 12 youth to participate in the offline activities at the same time. Kits can be used in spaces where physical distancing can be followed.
- Family Sized Kit: Includes materials for 1-4 youth to participate in the offline activities at the same time from inside the home.
Receive a discount on each Galactic Quest kit ($5 off Educator kit, $3 off Family kit) thanks to the generous support of our 2021 signature partner, the United States Space Force! The discount will be applied automatically at checkout.
Note: Kits will ship on or before September 7th due to global production delays from COVID-19.Purchase Kit
Galactic Quest Youth & Facilitator Guides
Galactic Quest Promotional Toolkit - English Resources
Galactic Quest Promotional Toolkit - Spanish Resources
Since 2008, 4‑H STEM Challenge, formerly known as 4‑H National Youth Science Day (NYSD), has been the premier national rallying event for year-round 4‑H science programming, bringing together youth, volunteers and educators from all over the country to complete hands-on STEM activities.