Astronauts eat three meals a day on the International Space Station, just as they do on Earth, but there are some difficulties with eating in space. Can the children find out what these problems are and what kind of foods astronauts eat to stay healthy - then design a meal to be eaten on the International Space Station, or perhaps on another space craft?
Eating in Space Worksheet
Here's a worksheet that's lots of fun but gets the kids thinking too. Can they imagine they have to pack this suitcase for a 3-month stay on the International Space Station or in a spacecraft? They'll need to really think carefully about each item!
Get the kids thinking about science and space with this fun worksheet! Can they plan their own experiment to carry out on a space shuttle using the worksheet prompts to help them?