Educator Guide

Space Food and Nutrition Educator Guide
The front cover of the Space Food and Nutrition Educator Guide

The information in this document was accurate as of the original publication date.

Audience: Educators
Grades: K-8
Product Number: EG-1999-02-115-HQ


Space food research meets the challenge of providing food that tastes good and travels well in space. The activities in this NASA educator guide for grades K-8 emphasize hands-on and cooperative involvement of students as they explore the unique problems of keeping astronauts happy and healthy in space.

Space Food and Nutrition Educator Guide [2MB PDF file]

Individual sections:
>  Cover
>  Introductory Materials
>  National Education Standards Charts
>  Introduction
>  Food Preparation for Space
>  Food Selection
>  Planning and Serving Food
>  Classifying Space Food
>  Ripening of Fruits and Vegetables
>  Mold Growth
>  How Much Is Waste?
>  Dehydrating Food for Space Flight
>  Appendices