STREAM Activity: Astronaut Pudding
Eat pudding just like an astronaut!
Activity best for children ages 4 and up
Have you ever wondered what astronaut food tastes like? In today’s blog, we will create a special treat- astronaut pudding! This is a fun way to demonstrate the challenges of living and working in space, where everything must be brought aboard a space capsule. All foods eaten in space must be freeze-dried or dehydrated in pouches. Dehydrating means to take the water out of something. Because water is heavy, they can haul more dehydrated foods to space than they could everyday foods. Grab your ingredients, and let’s get started on this out-of-this-world recipe!
What kind of astronaut food would you want to try?
Do you know where they get their water from?
Start by gathering your materials for your astronaut pudding!
Start by adding together your dry materials. In your plastic bag or cup, add 1 tablespoon and 2 teaspoons of powdered milk & 1 tablespoon and 2 teaspoons of powdered chocolate pudding.
Now add ½ cup of water and mix until the ingredients are combined.
When the wet and dry ingredients are fully combined, you will get a pudding consistency.
Grab a spoon and enjoy your astronaut pudding!
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If I Were an Astronaut by Eric Braun
“If I Were an Astronaut” sparks an interest in space and science, encouraging children to want to learn more about astronauts and outer space explorations.