Dehydrating Food for Space Flight -- Grades 5-8
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
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This activity is part of the Space Food and Nutrition Educator Guide