AstroFood – Learning about edible plants in Space
In this set of activities, students will learn about the different components of plants.
They will learn which parts of plants are edible and learn the difference between a vegetable, a fruit and a seed.
The students will have to imagine and draw the plant associated with the fruit/vegetable/seed they are observing.
They will also learn that different plants require different growth conditions and will give different yields. Based on this they will consider which plants are suitable for growing in space as a good source of nutrition for astronauts.
Did you know?
Humans use around two thousand (2,000) different types of plants from all over the world to produce food! Do you know where all the grocieries in the supermarket come from?
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