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Galactic Quest

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.

Astro Adventure
This unplugged board game promotes teamwork as kids gather the resources needed to live and work in deep space.

Stellar Optics
In this offline activity, kids build a telescope and learn about physics and light and how telescopes have been used to explore space.

Cosmic Claw
Kids work hands-on to engineer a mechanical arm that works to harvest crops in space.

Cyber Satellite
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.

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Galactic Quest Youth & Facilitator Guides

(VIDEO) Parent & Educator How-To Webinar

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Galactic Quest Youth Guide

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Galactic Quest Youth Guide - Spanish

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Galactic Quest Facilitator Guide

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Galactic Quest Facilitator Guide - Spanish

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(VIDEO) How to Use Your 4‑H STEM Challenge Kit - Part 1 - Go on an Astro Adventure

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(VIDEO) How to Use Your 4‑H STEM Challenge Kit - Part 2 - Go into Cipher Space!

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(VIDEO) How to Use Your 4‑H STEM Challenge Kit - Part 3 - Explore the Cosmic Claw!

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(VIDEO) How to Use Your 4‑H STEM Challenge Kit - Part 4 - Stellar Optics

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Educator Materials

Bayer Crop Sciences Sales Rep, Wyatt Jones, Discusses STEM in Agriculture

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Bayer Crop Sciences Toxicologist, Kimberly Hodge-Bell, Talks About How & Why She Became a Scientist

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