The Great British Space Dinner

This list links out to the resources for Primary and Secondary teachers for the competition to design a meal for astronaut Tim Peake to eat on the International Space Station.  The competition is now closed but the teaching resources can still be used to learn about healthy eating and changes to the human body in space.

In December 2015, British astronaut Tim Peake will arrive on the International Space Station (ISS). During Tim’s stay on the station, where he will be undertaking important scientific work, he will need to eat, drink and stay healthy. Healthy eating and drinking is crucial for astronaut’s health due to limited availability and extreme environment of space. Microgravity creates various challenges, such as loss of bone and muscle. To reduce this loss, astronauts consume a healthy, varied diet and exercise at least for two hours per day.

Your students can play their part by creating a healthy meal for an astronaut, by applying their knowledge of human nutrition, good diet and health and cooking! In the process, they will learn about diet, bone health, astronaut nutrition and the constraints of food and eating in space.

 

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The Great British Space Dinner

This collection includes videos from Heston Blumenthal and Tim Peake about the Great British Space Dinner and links to the teaching resources for Primary and Secondary schools.

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The Great British Space Dinner – Primary Resources

These resources have been developed, to support primary school teachers, to help children design a meal for astronaut Tim Peake.  The information and activities cover topics in science, design and technology and physical education. 

The competition is now closed but the teaching resources can still be used.

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2010 to 2019

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The Great British Space Dinner – Secondary Resources

These resources have been developed, to support secondary school teachers, to help students design a meal for astronaut Tim Peake.  The information and activities cover topics in biology, food technology and physical education.

The competition is open to children in Key Stage 3 or equivalent.The competition is now closed but the teaching resources can still be used.

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2010 to 2019

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