Classroom Activity

Planning and Serving Food
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Audience: Educators
Grades: K-4


Astronauts need to receive the recommended daily caloric intake so they can maintain their energy level and good health. Students will plan a nutritionally balanced five-day menu for astronauts. In space, astronauts use special trays because of the microgravity environment. These trays hold everything in place while astronauts prepare and eat their food. Students will design and build a tray to hold their meals.

Planning and Serving Food Activity [149KB PDF file]

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