Conduct activities related to how we explore our solar system and beyond.
Learn more about human space exploration
Additional activities about Health in Space
Work in teams to model how we communicate with a rover on Mars.
A Trip to Mars:
Play a game using posters and dice that steps through a human mission to Mars, to learn about Mars exploration, the variety of people supporting missions, and factors that can affect a mission outcome.
Gateway to the Moon:
Play a game using posters and dice that steps through a human mission to the Moon via Gateway, to learn about lunar exploration, the variety of people supporting missions, and factors that can affect a mission outcome.
Build, decorate, and launch a model rocket using a 35-mm film canister, baking soda, and vinegar.
Design and test a capsule that will protect an egg that is dropped from a height.
Strange New Planet:
Work in teams to collect data and plan missions to explore unknown worlds, observing them from a distance to simulate observations by ground-based telescopes, then from increasingly closer distances during flybys and orbits.
Build a Space Station:
Design a space station and review the parts needed to meet the living requirements for humans to live and work in space.
Build a Moon Base:
Design and construct a model that provides the living requirements for humans to survive on the Moon or Mars.