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Professor Brainstorm's Space Food
A really fun way to liven up your science lessons

Suitable for children from 4 to 104!

As used in Professor Brainstorm's Mission to Mars Show
and included in the Science Club packs,   Mission to Mars Instant Science pack
  and the Space Food Experiment pack.

Astronaut Ice Cream
is real ice cream which has been freeze-dried.

For a really memorable space science lesson, order some
Astronaut Ice Cream and let the children try it.
Ask them to think about how Astronaut Ice Cream differs
from normal ice cream.
It isn't cold,
it doesn't need to be kept in a freezer,
it has a different texture,
it weighs a lot less (i.e. has less mass),
and it lasts forever.
(Well, nearly! The sell by date is typically 2 years from date of purchase.)

One packet is sufficient for about 12 people to have a small taste -
although some people can eat a whole packet!
Warning: May not be suitable for people with certain food allergies.

Astronaut Ice Cream   (P10B)   £4.00 per packet
plus £3 p+p if your total order value is less than £30.

Click here to download an Order form
Or simply e-mail your order to profbrainstorm@hotmail.com

 

Astronaut Strawberries

These are real whole strawberries - which have been dehydrated.
Unlike normal strawberries, they don't go mouldy -
making them ideal for long space expeditions.
(The sell-by-date is typically 2 years from date of purchase.)

As well as being great to eat, you can use them for a fun science experiment:
- weigh a few Astronaut Strawberries;
- place them in some water for a few seconds;
- then weigh again.
Can you work out what proportion of a strawberry is water?

Space Strawberries are sold by weight - so the number of fruits in a pack can vary considerably - from as few as 12 to more than 30.
Warning: May not be suitable for people with certain food allergies.

Astronaut Strawberries   (P10A)   £4.00 per packet
plus £3 p+p if your total order value is less than £30.

Click here to download an Order form
Or simply e-mail your order to profbrainstorm@hotmail.com

 

Space Food Experiment

Suitable for ages 4 to 13 years
Reception to Year 8 (P1 - S2)

There are two parts to this activity:

In Part 1 the children touch and taste the space food and make comparisons with ordinary food. (There is enough space food in the pack for everyone in the class to taste a small amount.)

In Part 2 the children rehydrate a few Space Strawberries - to determine what proportion of a normal strawberry is just water. (Different worksheets allow children of different ages and abilities to tackle this problem.)

The activity introduces pupils to:

Thinking about the practicalities of long distance space travel;

Why some foods are more suitable for space travel than others;

Why some foods last longer than others;

The amount of water in a strawberry.

Space Food Experiment Class Pack (Primary)   (S10C)   £28
Space Food Experiment Class Pack (KS3)   (K10C)   £28
plus £3 p+p if your total order value is less than £30.

The pack contains 3 packets of Space Ice Cream and 3 packets of Space Strawberries.
This should be sufficient for the whole class (up to 30 pupils) to try a little of each.
You can buy extra packets of Space Food for £4.00 each (see above).

Click here to download an Order form
Or simply e-mail your order to profbrainstorm@hotmail.com

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