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Scientific Experimentation

These space science activities encourage the children to develop and test hypotheses, plan and revise their designs, and conduct investigations.

Searching for Life
Children conduct a simple experiment comparing soil samples for signs of life.

Protecting Life: The Martian Challenge
Children create a “martian” and design and test protection for the harsh ultraviolet radiation conditions on Mars.

Infant Moon: Moon Mix!
Children create a model of the Moon’s layers by testing and selecting materials based on their densities.

Designing, testing, and modifying a capsule to protect an egg from breaking

The Melting Point
Children predict and test the effects of salt on ice, before making ice cream.

That’s a N(ice) Temperature
Children experiment to find the melting and freezing points of water and ice.

Eggstronaut Drop
Children design, test, and modify a capsule to protect an egg from breaking during a landing.