An astronaut in a space shuttle with a fork of macaroni and cheese and some of it is floating in space because of the lack of gravity.

Family Audience Space Food

About this Activity

This lesson is "Family Audience Space Food". Follow the lesson plan as you guide participants through a discussion on the history of food in space and the adjustments astronauts have to make when eating in a microgravity environment. You can use the slideshow to guide discussion and have participants investigate the topic. Participants can use the worksheets at the end of the lesson plan to record thoughts and take part in an activity. Lessons can be led both synchronously or asynchronously.

For synchronous instruction, we recommend a platform that allows both for whole class discussion and for students to interact in small groups.

For asynchronous adaptations, we provide suggestions for teachers to provide additional support for the activities and for students to share their work with each other. To have participants work on this lesson independently, share this link with them and have them share using the platform of your choice.

Activity Slideshow

A man and woman read an exhibit panel on Intrepid's flight deck while their child points at the propeller of an aircraft.

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