|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 one activity.
|This lesson can only be taught if it follows Lesson
4 Supermarket Smarts—Part 1. The Family
Letter used in Lesson 5 could be
sent home following Lesson 4.
- Students will begin to understand the complexity of maintaining
food safety in a supermarket.
- Students will gain insight into
the rules and laws that supermarket managers use as they keep
food safe in a supermarket.
- Students will be strengthened in their
ability to cooperate and compromise during a group project.
will gain skills in orally providing factual information to a
- Students will reinforce their understanding of the importance
of the 4Cs of Food Safety (Clean, Cook, Combat Cross-Contamination,
If students have reports that are reproducible, assist
them to reproduce their reports in the quantity needed for the
- Be sure that you have knowledge of the types of reports
being prepared by the students so that equipment is available
and presentations can move along smoothly. Depending on the number
students in the class and the number of teams, remind students
that each team has three to five minutes for its presentation.
students to observe the rules of cooperation and courtesy
established in your classroom. Clapping as a form of appreciation
following a presentation is a courteous gesture.
- Prepare Parent
Sits Atop the Bacterial Heap for distribution
at end of class period.
- Read Whip Around
This lesson was drawn from Module 4 in Science and Our Food
Supply: Investigating Food Safety from Farm to Table: Teacher's
Guide for Middle Level Science Classroom. This innovative and supplemental
curriculum introduces students to the fundamentals of microbiology
while at the same time imparting important public health information.
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 curriculum that you will be using draws only from public health
lessons—not laboratory lessons—which are also available
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.