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4-H clover 4-H Aerospace Project

drawing of rocket flying straight up

What you'll do

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 by yourself, you may even discover your future career!

  • Develop an interesting and understanding of science, engineering and technology.
  • Develop problem-solving and logical reasoning skills. 
  • Improve communication and teamwork skills by working the way scientists and engineers do - in teams. 
  • Develop scientific ethics and understand how science relates to people's lives. 

Levels of learning


Fairs and exhibits


Future study and careers

You could study aerospace engineering and mechanics at a university.

Aerospace engineers design and test aircraft, spacecraft, missiles and satellites. Aerospace technicians operate and maintain these machines. 

The National Aviation Administration offers ways for youth to learn about and get involved in flying. 

Reviewed in 2018

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