E05 The One with the Space Potato

Will Billy try, deny, or cry over the potato salad?

Students are fascinated with Mars, and it’s interesting that many of them think living on Mars won’t be that difficult within their lifetime. Perhaps they’re right! Or perhaps it’s harder than the movies make it seem. Mars One Astronaut Candidate Dianne McGrath talks about the challenges of growing food in outer space as this clip explores some of the significant hurdles facing life on Mars, including the serious question: ‘what’s for dinner?'.

Lesson Plans

For Teachers

Free Australian Curriculum-aligned lesson plans, springboards and activities for Yr 3-6.

E05 The One with the Space Potato

Yr Level

Learning Area

Curriculum Code
Space Food
5 6
Science English
ACSSU043 ACSHE081 ACSHE083 ACSSU094 ACSHE098 ACSHE100 ACELY1704 ACELY1714
Planetary Tubers
3 5
Science Maths
ACSSU048 ACSSU078
Transcript The One with the Space Potato
3 5
Science Maths
ACSSU048 ACSSU078
E05 The One with the Space Potato
Space Food
Yr Level
5 6
Learning Area
Science English
Curriculum Code
ACSSU043 ACSHE081 ACSHE083 ACSSU094 ACSHE098 ACSHE100 ACELY1704 ACELY1714
Planetary Tubers
Yr Level
3 5
Learning Area
Science Maths
Curriculum Code
ACSSU048 ACSSU078
Transcript The One with the Space Potato
Yr Level
3 5
Learning Area
Science Maths
Curriculum Code
ACSSU048 ACSSU078

Factastical #4

Rutabagas are a cross between a cabbage and a turnip. They’re also called Swedes, which makes sense because they grow well in colder climates.