Year 2 combined our English work on instructions with STEAM as the children learned about the challenges of eating in space and how these can be addressed. From watching Canadian astronaut Chris Hadfield’s videos filmed on board the International Space Station we learned that astronauts eat tortillas rather than bread. This is because the crumbs from normal bread will float around the zero-gravity environment and cause problems.
Year 2 wrote instructions for how to make a “Space Tortilla” and enjoyed making (and eating!) them. They also adapted their favourite foods on Earth to space flight. Want to eat Oreos but worried about the crumbs getting stuck in your space computer? No problem – put them in a milkshake with a special locking straw! Would you like to enjoy sushi in zero-gravity but worried your toppings will float away? Don’t worry, our team of space engineers have created a design with super-sticky rice and extra seaweed wrapping so that it all stays together!
By Thomas Wood
Year 2 Alligators Teacher