Rover Races: 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.
Rocket Launch: Build, decorate, and launch a model rocket using a 35-mm film canister, baking soda, and vinegar.
Eggstronaut Drop: 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 Colony: Design and construct a model space colony that provides the living requirements for humans to survive on the Moon or Mars.