Astronaut Training: Taste

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Gravity isn't the only thing astronauts lose in space. Learners investigate why astronauts complain about a loss of taste while in space in a hands-on activity. They taste test foods while limiting their other senses and rate each food based on its flavor intensity as well as other characteristics.

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Instructional Ideas
  • Invite parents and other guests to be the taste testers and collect data from different age groups to compare
  • Check for food allergies before beginning the lesson
Classroom Considerations
  • Allow time to collect and prepare materials
  • Remind pupils of food handling safety precautions
Pros
  • Includes links to additional resources
  • Provides important background information
Cons
  • None