University of Maryland Extension

Maryland 4-H Aerospace Challenge

Maryland 4-H Aerospace Challenge
Saturday, Sep. 14, 2019 - 12:00pm to 7:00pm
Howard County Fairgrounds
University of Maryland Extension - 4-H
2210 Fairgrounds Road
4-H Activities Hall & Outer Parking L
West Friendship, MD 21794
United States
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The Maryland 4-H Aerospace Program provides youth with the opportunity to test their engineering skills and strengthen their aerospace knowledge. In 2019, pre-challenge workshops will be offered across the state to prepare youth for the 4-H Aerospace Challenge in September. Youth do not have to carry an aerospace or rocketry project to participate. All 4-H youth are eligible and encouraged to participate. Information is provided below, along with links to the registration system.

Each age group’s rocket build will have new challenges to test our 4-Hers’ engineering know-how. Seniors will have a unique, more advanced challenge that will put their design skills to the test.

For each age group, the contest will include:

  • A Parts Identification & Technical judging round to discuss how they built their rocket and why they made the design choices they did.
  • A general exam on aerodynamics, model rocketry, and safety
  • A build-a-rocket session using pre-selected kits and parts
  • A safe rocket launch to achieve assigned mission requirements with evaluation both pre- and post-flight

Mark DeMorra
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