Glencoe Science Level Red

Unit 4: Beyond Earth

Space food


How do you think astronauts prepare their food? What kinds of foods can they eat? You’ll probably be surprised at how many different kinds of foods they can choose for their meals. However, how do they avoid chasing their food all over the space craft in a zero-gravity environment and how could something like crumbs ruin a mission?


Investigate the production of space foods and present an informational commercial to the class. Try to keep your commercial brief while emphasizing safety, preparation, and taste of the food.


One class period to research and one class period to present a commercial.


Food for Space Flight – NASA

Food TECH Fact Sheet – NASA

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