Brilliant Labs

Aerospace Mission Control




  • Out of this world science projects.

  • We're available to help if you need us.

  • Open source Aerospace activities.  

  • Aerospace events through the school year & Rocket Day in early July. ​

Students are inquisitive and enjoy hands-on science.  Aerospace projects & challenges not only tap into this natural wonderment, but make learning math, physics and teamwork fun.  



The Brilliant Labs Aerospace Program, will support teachers and students who are passionate about aerospace and want to discover. Our program will consist of exciting real-world aerospace projects, several Challenges a year, Rocket Day, and exciting partnerships with organizations and companies from the aerospace sector of Atlantic Canada! 



We're here to help you engage students and take teaching science out of this world! Take a look at out project portal for amazing hands on projects that are all Aerospace themed! They come with step by step guides, required materials, and background information available to all teachers and students. See the following projects for an example of what we can do!


Many of the activities listed are open source and can be used by anyone with a willingness to learn thanks to our supporters and friends of aerospace.  Thank you to NASA for their continued support of educators and youth worldwide and our friends at the Canadian Space Agency for giving us project ideas & Rocket Day support. 


Canada is going to the Moon! Our country is part of the NASA-led Lunar Gateway program, and the Junior Astronauts campaign will allow Canadian youth to understand how they can play a role in this important endeavour, and get excited about space and science.

Young Canadians can test their skills and knowledge through the Canadian Space Agency's Junior Astronauts campaign with online activities in:

  • science and technology;

  • fitness and nutrition; and

  • teamwork and communications.

Selected kids in grades 6 to 9 from across Canada will have the opportunity to come to the Canadian Space Agency in Saint-Hubert, Quebec for a week of training by astronauts, scientists and engineers.

CSA: Junior Astronaut

Countries all over the world are preparing to send humans far into space, beyond the International Space Station (ISS). The Moon, nearly 400,000 kilometres away, will soon be orbited by a new space station: the Lunar Gateway. The station will be made up of different modules for scientific research and human habitation, and four astronauts will be able to live and work there for up to three months at a time. During their mission, they will occasionally venture onto the surface of the Moon to carry out scientific experiments and test new technologies.

Much like the ISS, the Lunar Gateway will require a cutting‑edge water recovery system to continuously provide the astronauts with drinking water during their time on board. The system will have to be completely autonomous so that it can operate even when no astronauts are present.

You are part of a team of four people: an engineer, a scientist, an architect and an astronaut. You've been hired to develop a water recovery system for the upcoming Lunar Gateway. You need to think of the materials you'll use to build a system to recycle, reuse or filter water as efficiently as possible.

CSA: Water recovery


NASA's BEST  (Beginning Engineering Science and Technology) Program is a great way to integrate engineering across many subject matter areas.  Program Activity Guides available for K-8 ! 

Integrate Engineering

Sally Ride EarthKam is NASA program that invites students and teachers from around the world to explore Earth from the perspective of the International Space Station (ISS). During three to five missions each year, students can submit requests to have a digital camera aboard the ISS capture images of almost any place on Earth. 

We encourage students to learn to use it as a tool for other incorporating images of an area over time to study climate changes, or simply to learn about another country, culture...the possibilities are endless.

Curriculum links: geography, photography interest, mapping, learning about orbits, longitude and latitude, great for introduction to other space related learning opportunities etc.)

NASA: Sally Ride


Coding the location of the ISS relevant to your location using scratch coding with a free ISS tracking extension (block based coding). 

CODE the location

of the ISS

The ISS is a high-tech platform to help us understand how we as humans can live in space, how are bodies react, eat, sleep in space a wide variety of other experiments.  This project allows students to build and code a reaction test game where 2-person teams can then test their reaction time to a blinking light, which will then measure in milliseconds how long it took them to tap the buzzer on the project they have built.  The project uses block based coding so it’s a great way to introduce coding to students!

Required Material:

Microbits (with USB cord) and chromebooks / laptop for coding

No software required (open source online coding software nothing to install!)

Tin Foil


Other materials to add flare (makers, paint, foam cardboard, safety scissors, etc.)


Lesson overview found by googling!

Instructional video:

Find the code!

Astronaut Reaction

time test

Install NASA’s “Station Spacewalk game (windows or Apple) where students can conduct a virtual space walk like an astronaut, conduct experiments, conduct “missions” like repairing the station, fixing the solar array.

NASA: Space Walk 







Your efforts are helping us inspire Atlantic Canadian youth to dream of a career in aerospace



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