Space Hazards

Space Hazards Science Educator Guide cover shot

Science Educator Guide

Grades 3–5
Planetary Science
4 Activities; 45-55 minutes per activity

What's Included?

  • Space Hazards Science Educator Guide


In this unit, youth will learn about hazards on Earth and in space and different strategies humans have developed to mitigate them. This builds on the concept of engineering space gloves to mitigate hazards in different planetary environments in the Engineering Adventures unit, In Good Hands: Engineering Space Gloves.

PLANETS Science Series are a great companion to the PLANETS Engineering Units but are also designed to stand alone.

Science, Engineering, or STEM?

The PLANETS Science and Engineering activities are complementary and help youth integrate engineering, technology, and science; however, each guide can also stand alone.

In Good Hands - Space Gloves illustration

Engineering Educator Guide

Grades 3–5 and Engineering
9 Activities; 45 minutes per activity

What's Included?

  • Space Hazards Engineering Educator Guide
  • Space Hazards Engineering Journal
  • Space Hazards Engineering Journal in Spanish
  • Engineering Design Process_Poster
  • Space Hazards Engineering Materials List


India and Jacob visit Antarctica to learn about space hazards and help engineer part of a space suit for a new NASA mission! Kids work as materials engineers, considering the trade-offs of each material in their space gloves to help astronauts complete one of three missions to an asteroid, Earth’s moon, or Mars.

Engineering Context-Setting Soundtracks for Youth

Use these audio files from India and Jacob to help introduce each activity of Space Gloves to youth.

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