Mars Base Camp - 4-H STEM Challenge

join the 4-H STEM Challenge and        Blast-off to Mars with Ohio 4-H!

We’re launching a trip to Mars Base Camp and want to help you get there! The 2020    4-H STEM Challenge explores sending a mission to Mars and what it takes to sustain life in space. The Mars Base Camp kit includes activities that use STEM skills like mechanical engineering, physics, computer science, and agriculture.

We want Ohio 4-H families to join in and thanks to the Ohio 4-H Foundation and Google, you can receive an $8 discount on the Mars Base Camp family kit. The family kit is available at for $15.95, plus shipping, but with the Ohio 4-H discount and the $5 discount available on their website, your final cost is just $7.80 + tax.

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Ohio 4-H Mars Base Camp Week - October 4-10

To help you on your Martian journey, the Ohio 4-H STEM Team is hosting a week of virtual, space activities. We'll be posting information here about how to access vidoes, guest speakers and demonstrations - stay tuned!

Mars Base Camp Kit - UNBOXED!

Want to know just what is inside the Mars Base Camp family kit? 4-H Educator Margo Long and her son Liam will show you all the cool items inside - take a look at their unboxing video, then head to to get a discount code to purchase your kit! 

Video - Mars Base Camp Kit - UNBOXED!

The Space Lander Challenge

NASA launched Perseverance in July and it will land on Mars in February 2021. While you're waiting, you can build your own space lander with supplies you have at home. Get the Space Lander directions here and get to work on your own Mars mission!

Perseverance rover

Insight from Mars

When astronauts travel to space, they communicate every day with mission control about what they see and learn. Check out this free activity about coding wiInsight from Marsth Scratch and imagine you are the first human explorers on Mars!