Students will make connections to their lessons on space and prepare meals that are typical to an astronaut's life, discussing the challenges of solar living, the differences in space food, and how we can use the sun to cook food on Earth.
How can we, as earthlings, use different tools and study astronaut life, in order to create culinary creations that will bring a deeper understanding and empathy about life in space? Students will make connections to their lessons and books on space and prepare meals that are typical to an astronaut's life.
Start by separating your eggs and saving only the whites in a large bowl. Begin mixing them with an electric mixer until slightly foamy. Next add in the cream of tartar and mix again until it is white and foamy and soft peaks form. This will take a couple of minutes.
Next you will add your sugar. Be sure not to dump all of it in at once or it will deflate the foaminess! Slowly add it in a spoonful or two at a time while mixing. Add your extract and coloring in at this time, too. Mix it again until stiff peaks form- these will not bend over as you pull up a spatula or spoon.
We made two flavors with ours so I split it in half and made half vanilla and half min chocolate chip. Yum!
Scoop into a baking sheet lined with parchment paper and bake in an oven preheated to 200 degrees for 2 hours. This allows it time to sufficiently dry out and and get crispy.
Day 2: I can prepare a meal that could travel into SPACE!
This potato soup mix stirs together quickly and works great as an example of what astronauts bring to space! To make the soup you just need to boil some water and stir in the mix. Adjustments made for vegan too!