|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.
This lesson was drawn from the
third module in Science and Our Food Supply: Investigating Food
Safety from Farm to Table: Teacher's Guide for High School Science
Classroom (National Science Teacher's
This innovative and supplemental curriculum introduces students
to the fundamentals of microbiology while at the same time imparting
important public health information.
The curricula found in Science Our Food Supply were developed
in cooperation with the U.S. Food and Drug Administration (FDA).
The curricula that you will be using includes two laboratory lessons
and three public health lessons. In different formats, these lessons
are in Science and Our Food Supply. The lessons have all been tested
by an experienced team of middle level teachers and meet National
Science Education Standards.