Students will understand the following:
1. For preservation of food and space-saving storage, astronauts on space missions eat dehydrated foods.
2. Dehydration means “removal of water.”
3. Dehydrated foods can be consumed by mixing the food with saliva from the eater’s mouth or by adding water.
Thankful for the Harvest-Talk about how much farmers help us by growing food for us to eat. Let the kids
cut pictures out of their favorite fruits and vegetables and make a collage.
2. Helping Others: This is also a good opportunity to show children how they can help others by collecting
food for a food pantry. Explain to the children that not everyone has enough food to share, so they can help
by bringing canned foods and other non-perishables.
Children read a chart of directions on how to prepare their zoo food. They will follow each step and measure the appropriate amount for each ingredient