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 and
a handwashing rules guide.
- Students will become aware that bacteria are all around, on
people and surfaces.
- Students will learn the steps in correct
- Students will learn when they should wash their
- Students will learn that they can stay well by washing
- Students will learn that they must wash their hands
before they touch, prepare, serve, or eat food.
Teacher note: This lesson was drawn from Unit 1 The Microworld
(Teacher Information, page 4); from Student Activity Sheet: How Do
Bacteria Get Around? (page 12); from Unit 2 Sanitation; and from
Lesson 1 Hand Washing (page 14-15) found in The Food Safety House:
Preparing Food Safely Teacher's Guide Grades 1-3.
Food Safety House: Preparing Food Safely Teacher's
Guide (2000). Order from Kids First Inc. Cost is $40.00. Curriculum
is divided into two parts: one for first through third grade
and the other
through sixth grade. It includes a flip chart with colorful visuals
and teacher's guide.
- One cup of flour
- USDA Fight Bac™ poster may be obtained through
USDA or Kids First, (401)
751-4503 (phone, (401) 421-0248 (fax), firstname.lastname@example.org.