Dehydrating Food for Space Flight Activity

On board the space shuttle, dehydrated foods and drinks make up much of the menu. The major reason for using dehydrated foods and drinks is that water, a byproduct of the shuttle's fuel cells, is abundantly available for food preparation. Using rehydratable food and drinks significantly reduces weight. In this activity, students will dehydrate food and use a formula to calculate the percentage of moisture loss. To download the .pdf document, click here.

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