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Aerospace Project

Build and launch a rocket, design an airplane or fly your own hot-air balloon. Learn about the science of flight by doing hands-on activities like these and more. Working on a team or individually, you may even discover your future career!



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Project resources

Level 1 learning goals:

Build a marshmallow rocket, study aviation careers, examine how airplanes work. (4 activities, total)

Level 2 learning goals:

Buld a straw rocket, learn about weather conditions, make a paper hot air balloon, learn the International Phonetic Alphabet. (13 activities, total)

Level 3 learning goals:

Make a shuttle on a string, make a Japanese kite, build a hang glider, learn about a control panel of an aircraft.(12 activities, total)

Level 4 learning goals:

Create an altitude tracker, determine fuel efficiency for a commercial aircraft, explore pilot certification, evaluate navigation systems, learn about airport issues. (12 activities, total)

Other online resources

Project leader resources

Project meeting outlines

Record keeping & evaluation


To get involved with the 4-H Aerospace project, contact your county 4-H office.

Mark Haugen,, 320-200-9444

All resources on this page have been reviewed by our faculty and included for their educational value. No endorsement is intended or implied. Minnesota 4-H does not profit from the inclusion of any commercial project resources.

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