|Lesson 1 Bacteria on the Run
National Health Education Standards
(grades 1-4) 1:1; 3:1; 3:3
|Time: 30 minutes
This lesson is discrete and can be taught
as a single lesson or in conjunction with others in
this series. The Teacher Resources include pre-and
post-tests for this lesson;
these may be used at the teacher's discretion.
The lesson includes four activities.
|Student Learning Objectives
- Students will learn that some bacteria
in foods can cause illness.
- Students will learn that they should wash their hands to fight
- Students will learn that when storing foods they should SEPARATE
foods to avoid Cross-Contamination.
- Students will learn that bacteria can be destroyed by Cooking.
- Students will learn that bacteria can multiply if cold foods
become warm. They will learn the principle of Chill.
- Fight Bac™ Curriculum: Complete Kindergarten through
3rd Grade Introductory Kit. "He's BAC: A Children's
Guide to Keeping Food Safe," Activity Guides K-3rd grade.
Smart Kids Fight BAC™ video. Order
from the University
of Georgia Extension Service,
Also available: K-1st grade Activity Booklets, 2nd-3rd grade
Activity Booklets, He's BAC Storybooks.
note: The video can be used with fourth graders. It
uses cartoon characters, so all ages will identify will with
- USDA Fight Bac™ poster may be obtained through
USDA or Kids First, (401)
751-4503 (phone), (401) 421-0248 (fax), firstname.lastname@example.org.
- Order the Fight BAC™ Curriculum: Complete Kindergarten
through 3rd Grade Introductory Kit.
- Ask that a video tape recorder and TV monitor be set
up in your room.
- Order packets of activity books and He's BAC storybooks,
if you believe these materials can bring emphasis to the video
- Personalize and then duplicate the enclosed Family
Letter to send home with students at the end of this lesson. Family letter
should only be duplicated if lesson is being taught as a unit.
has been granted in advance for the reproduction of these print materials
in their entirety.