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Dehydrating Food for Space Flight Activity

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Product Type: Lesson Plan/Activity
Audience: Educators
Grade Levels: 5-8
Publication Year: 1999
Product Number: EG-1999-02-115-HQ
Subjects: Mathematics

On board the space shuttle, dehydrated foods and drinks make up much of the menu. The major reason for using dehydrated foods and drinks is that water, a byproduct of the shuttle's fuel cells, is abundantly available for food preparation. Using rehydratable food and drinks significantly reduces weight. In this activity, students will dehydrate food and use a formula to calculate the percentage of moisture loss.

Dehydrating Food for Space Flight Activity [55KB PDF file]

This activity is part of the Space Food and Nutrition Educator Guide.

Page Last Updated: January 2nd, 2015
Page Editor: Flint Wild