Food Safety Teacher Resources

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The Science of Food

For Teachers 4th - 12th Standards
Alchemy in the kitchen? A collection explains the science behind the food chain. Videos and support materials cover everything from yummy things like cheese, to chocolate, to sourdough bread, from science topics like genetically...
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Food Safety Smart Curriculum

For Teachers 9th - 12th Standards
This is a must-have resource with everything you'll need for studying food safety with your pupils. From handwashing scorecards and cleaning kitchen surfaces to navigating the world of microbes and food-borne illnesses, here you'll...
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Food Safety

For Teachers 6th - 12th Standards
How can you identify a potentially hazardous food? What symptoms are associated with food-borne illness? Pupils explore the answers to these questions and others regarding food safety through direct instruction, discussion, and a variety...
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Your Environment, Your Health: Food Safety

For Teachers 6th - 8th Standards
Did youknow that chicken causes the greatest risk of food-borne illness. The fourth unit in a six-part series addresses food safety. Scholars research common scenarios of food causing illness through the National Institute for Health....
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Safe Food

For Teachers 7th - 12th
There is so much information in this instructional activity. A very comprehensive unit plan about food safety can be broken up into smaller pieces so as not to overwhelm the class with so much information at once. Some of the topics...
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Food Safety Unit Exam 1

For Teachers 7th - 8th
Students complete seventeen question test about food safety which includes matching vocabulary terms, short answer questions and fill in the blank questions. Test is part of the Food Safety Unit produced by the College of Agricultural...
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Food Safety: Grades 6-8

For Teachers 6th - 8th Standards
New ReviewThe flu or food poisoning? Middle schoolers learn how to safely prepare, cook, clean up, and store food with a lesson that has them first read articles about food safety. Partners create a video that shows them modeling these steps and...
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Food Safety to Prevent Food-Borne Illness

For Teachers 7th - 10th
Students examine strategies and guidelines to prevent food-borne illnesses and contamination through proper handwashing, handling of foods, and food preparation. They review fact sheets on food-borne illnesses, and watch and discuss...
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Food Safety

For Students 6th - 8th
In this science worksheet, middle schoolers read the brochure that is concerned with the concept of food safety. The dangers and advantages are discussed.
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Food Safety

For Teachers 3rd - 4th
Students recognize that safe food preparation is important to good health.  In this food safety lesson, students participate in an activity students separate, clean, chill, and cook food safely. Students use Glo Germ to find where germs...
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Pet Food Safety A Con

For Teachers 9th - 12th
Students use the internet to research pet food safety laws. In groups, they examine what happened during the pet food recall earlier this year and what is being done to improve the situation. They write a news feature story including...
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4th Grade Food Safety Lesson

For Teachers 3rd - 5th Standards
From a high-speed hand-washing lesson to identifying important nutrients in fruits and veggies, this resource has several activity ideas and worksheets for teaching food safety to your learners.
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Kitchen Check

For Students 2nd - 5th Standards
Storing the food in the fridge, keeping the kitchen clean, and preparing food correctly are the focus topics of this food safety resource. It includes well-designed handouts with top tips to remember, coloring worksheets, and answer keys.
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Nutrition Action - Safe Food Quiz

For Students 9th - 12th
Multiple-choice and true-false questions assess your high schoolers' understanding of food safety. This is an interactive learning exercise in which learners can click on the correct answers to discover explanations. You could type the...
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Nutrition In Me! Club

For Teachers K - 1st
Students practice food safety and hand washing. In this health lesson, students discuss the presence of germs and how to keep yourself safe. Students wash their hands after applying Glo-Germ to see what spots they missed. 
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Pet Food Safety a Concern

For Teachers 6th - 10th
Students research pet food safety laws to find out what is required in general, explore what fellow students consume, consult with veterinarian about what he or she thinks about pet food safety, present findings to classmates, and...
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Make a Food Safety Brochure

For Teachers 4th - 6th
Students create brochures that inform their families how to prepare and store food to prevent food-borne illnesses. They research food safety facts and proper food-handling techniques on the internet.
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Food Safety

For Teachers 8th - 10th
Students examine the importance of food safety. In this food safety instructional activity, students identify safe practices to follow in assuring that food is safe from the farm/ranch to the table.
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Chef Solus Food Safety Crossword Puzzle

For Students 4th - 5th
In this food preparation crossword puzzle, learners read 16 clues about food safety practices and place their answers in a crossword puzzle. There is no word bank.
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Food Safety Lab

For Teachers 9th - 12th
Young scholars determine the optimal living conditions for yeast and apply these results to microbes in food. In this microbiology lab lesson, students observe the reaction of yeast to elevated temperatures. They relate these results to...
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Health and Food Safety

For Teachers 5th - 6th
Students discuss ways to keep healthy, and examine factors that influence health, including media. They then participate in mock public meeting on genetically modified foods in order to explore importance of governmental decisions in...
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Food Safety-Consumers Need the Facts

For Teachers 9th - 12th
Students begin by completing a survey asking them to rank their concerns about commercially prepared foods. They develop a definition of relative risk, and complete the "Pro or Con" worksheet. Students work in groups to make a study of...
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Food Safety Lab

For Teachers 7th - 12th
Students use the scientific method to investigate the role of temperature in microbial growth. In this food preservation lesson, students set up an experiment with fruit in room temperature and in a refrigerator. They record the...
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Food Safety: Grades 9-12

For Teachers 9th - 12th Standards
Food poisoning, salmonellosis, E. Coli, shigellosis, tapeworms—all these words can strike fear into eaters. Alas, the five-second rule is not necessarily true! Two activities teach teens safety rules for food purchasing, preparation,...
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Computing Probabilities for the Standard Normal Distribution: The FDA and Food Safety

For Students 9th - 12th Standards
To recall or not to recall, that is the question. Using provided data, pupils calculate the percent of people that may fall ill on average. The scholars determine the standard deviation based upon the mean and the empirical rule, then...
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Food Safety Teamwork

For Teachers 5th - 6th
Students examine the different members of food safety teams and their role in the food safety cycle. They study how these teams work together to keep our food safe.
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Food Safety From Food To Fork

For Teachers 5th - 7th
Students are introduced to the concept of food safety. In groups, they distinguish between fact and opinion and cause and effect while participating in a board game. They write an essay about what knowledge they gained and review the...
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Educate Yourself About Food Borne Illness

For Teachers 9th - 12th
High schoolers explore the rules to food safety and how to keep foods from growing bacteria. In this food illness lesson plan students view a demonstration about bacteria complete a food safety test online.
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Labels Enable!

For Students 4th - 7th
Expose the importance of food safety with this short informational text. After reading through a sample food safety label, learners fill in a chart about the specifics of safe handling instructions for food. This activity asks...
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Pesticide Watch Card

For Teachers 1st - 8th
Young scholars examine human health by identifying dangerous pesticides. In this agriculture lesson plan, students research the food production system in the United States and discuss dangers such as pesticides, chemicals and...
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Food Safety for Super Star Nutrition

For Teachers 1st - 5th
Students discuss the importance of proper hand washing, when and how to wash hands and how handwashing is important in keeping food safe. They review when to wash your hands and the benefits of washing your hands then complete...
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Food Safety and Nutrition

For Teachers 6th
Sixth graders identify microorganisms that cause food borne illnesses and how to prevent the spread of these illnesses. They categorize food into the food pyramid, complete a food diary for one day, discuss and observe recommended...
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Food Safety

For Students 3rd
In this food safety worksheet, 3rd graders create a guide. Students complete 2 lists giving explanations of food safety for both the home and the grocery store.
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Food Safety Maze

For Students 4th - 6th
In this food safety maze worksheet, students help a food inspector get through the maze of food-borne bacteria. There are no tips on how to keep food safe, just a list of all the very dangerous bacteria strains which can be found in food.
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The pH Scale and Meter Calibration

For Students 9th - 12th Standards
What are the different ways to test for pH? First, scholars explore the pH scale and a common way to test for acidity and alkalinity. Then, they learn about the importance of pH in food safety and why variance in pH could potentially...
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Food Safety at the Grocery Store

For Teachers 9th - 11th
Students study the connection between food spoilage and temperature control. They determine the difference between expiration, sell-by, and use by date on food. They investigate food safety practices to look for when food shopping.
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Lesson 4 Buy Safe Food Put Food Away Safety

For Teachers 1st - 4th
Students explore proper food handling. In this food safety instructional activity, students examine proper cold food storage, hand washing, and methods to combat foodborne illnesses.
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Safe Food: It's Your Job Too!: Health

For Teachers 9th - 12th
Pupils get an overview of the importance of food safety and become familiar with common foodborne pathogens.
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Regulation and handling of animal products: a special challenge

For Teachers 7th - 12th
Learners examine how food safety affects sustainable animal production and marketing.  In this agriculture lesson students complete several activities including one on groceries and the rules of animal products. 
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Food Safety and Quality Assurance

For Teachers 9th - 12th
Pupils identify and interpret how milk is processed and learn important concepts in food safety and quality assurance. They identify how milk is processed, the importance of food safety, and the quality assurance process. Students also...
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Double Trouble?

For Teachers 8th - 12th
Students investigate cloned meat and animal products. For this food safety lesson, students research the noted Web sites in search of information about cloning and food labelling. Students use their findings to create informative...
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Raw Seafood ~ On the Half Shell

For Teachers 7th - 12th
The topic is fascinating, but there is not much for learners to do here. Food borne illness has always been a problem for humans to face, and here, data from the Center for Disease Control is analyzed. Learners look at the number of...
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A Safe Food Supply? Is Your Food Safe to Eat?

For Teachers 9th - 12th
Viewers of this slide show learn that pesticides used on food crops can be harmful, but that there are certain allowable levels that should not be hazardous. They find out the rigorous process of inspection that meat must go through...
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Gram Staining

For Students 9th - 12th Standards
Scholars use a lab simulation to test contaminated yogurt for bacteria by gram staining. They learn proper lab procedures for handling bacteria and for sterilizing equipment, and then walk through the process on their own to try gram...
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Testing and Adjusting pH

For Students 9th - 12th Standards
Pupils learn how to control food spoilage by adjusting the food's pH. They see that one of the most dangerous bacteria can grow in food if people don't handle and store food properly. Using knowledge of the bacteria's preferred pH,...
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Safe Or Sorry-- Risky And Non- Risky Lunch Box Choices

For Students 4th - 5th
In this health worksheet, students discover that some foods are safe to have in a lunch box at room temperature, and some foods are risky and need a cold pack. Students sort common foods as risky (and tell the reason why) or safe....
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4-H Food Science Activity Page- Life Skill- Healthy Lifestyle Choices

For Students 3rd - 5th
In this 4-H food science instructional activity set, student investigate safe food handling procedures, create a recipe to share, identify the types of meats that are found at their local grocery store, and identify five dairy products....
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Fun Nutrition- Prepare to Cook

For Teachers 2nd - 7th
Students explore food safety and apply these skills during food preparation. In this food safety instructional activity, students discuss the guidelines of food safety and generate a list of safety rules. Students practice washing their...
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From Milk to Cheese & Seed to Shelf

For Teachers 4th - 6th
Learn about food production by making cheese, seeing how a seed gets to a shelf, and discussing food safety. Budding agriculturalists complete several activities and learn about food production, biotechnology, food preservation,...
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Keeping Milk Fresh

For Teachers 6th - 12th
Students identify the risks of spoilage and pathogens in fresh milk. They investigate the farmer's role in keeping milk safe to drink and identify safety procedures used in dairy farming.
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Food and Kitchen Safety Lab

For Teachers 7th - 12th
Students review kitchen management, safety, and sanitation rules, and practice applying safety and sanitation rules in kitchen lab by preparing chicken stir-fry over rice while maintaining safe working environment. Students then complete...
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Germs: Grades 3-5

For Teachers 3rd - 5th
Students investigate personal health issues by discussing germs.  In this contagious disease lesson plan, students identify ways germs infect our bodies and how we can best protect ourselves.  Students discuss food preparation and safety...
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Food Pyramid

For Teachers 3rd
Third graders examine healthy eating habits by identifying the food pyramid.  In this personal health lesson, 3rd graders discuss their own eating habits and how there should be a variety of foods in all diets.  Students research an...
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Food Safety Lab-Part 3 Cross Contamination andHygiene

For Teachers 9th - 12th
Young scholars observe the effect of croos contamination as they inoculate orange juice with penicillin mold from the refrigeration lab and active yeast solution from the sterilization lab. They experience a simulation of passing...
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Microorganisms: Good Guys or Bad Guys?

For Teachers 6th - 7th
Students discover the role microorganisms play in our lives. In this decomposition lesson, students examine decaying foods and plants in order to analyze the different bacteria that grows. Students discuss the good and bad of...
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The Food Safety Team at Restaurants

For Teachers 9th - 12th
Young scholars study who is involved in processing and keeping the food safe in dining out situations. They examine the procedures restaurants take for cleanliness and safety while identifying the role of the Food Code in restaurant...
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Beef Unit and Lab Plan

For Teachers 6th - 12th Standards
What are the proper methods for cooking various cuts of beef? What are some basic rules regarding meat food safety? Here you'll find 10 lab plans with a variety of beef cookery activities, perfect for a home economics or cooking course.
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Bacteria

For Teachers 7th - 12th
Students study food borne illnesses and what foods are more likely to carry them.  In this investigative lesson students examine harmful bacteria. 
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The Secret Life of a French Fry

For Teachers 3rd - 4th
Students explore where the food they eat comes from. In this food instructional activity, students look at agriculture and food production. They follow the production of a french fry and discuss all the steps it goes through before being...
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Lose a Million Bacteria - The Game

For Teachers 9th - 10th
Students participate in a team game reviewing concepts learned on bacteria. In this biology lesson, students must answer the question correctly to hold on to their bacteria. The winning team has the most number left after the game.
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Microbes and Our Food

For Teachers 6th - 12th
Students investigate foodborne illnesses and involved microbes. They identify major pathogens and then research and explain how they contaminate foods and how people are affected.
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Store to Table: Food Safety (Senior, other)

For Teachers 9th - 12th
Students explore their role as food preparation specialists in the prevention of foodborne illness.
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Personal Health Series-Food Safety

For Students 6th - 8th
In this food chain instructional activity, students read about 2 flowcharts showing the route of an apple from an orchard to a lunch bag and of salmon from water to a dinner table. Students list the potential food risks at each stage of...
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Cute Calves of Just Tasty Steaks

For Teachers 8th - 12th
Students examine the state of agriculture. In this animal husbandry activity, students visit selected Web sites to research data on people's changing diets, farming practices, and animal health care. 
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Hand Washing: I Can Handle It!

For Teachers 5th
Fifth graders examine virus transmission. In this health and nutrition lesson, 5th graders explore hand washing and food handling techniques that prevent food borne illnesses. Students name viruses and the diseases caused by them
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4-H Food Science- Intermediate Activity

For Students 5th - 7th
In this nutrition worksheet set, students complete a dinner detective nutrient fill in the blank, a food safety true or false page, and plan a picnic with food safety rules in mind. They investigate careers that involve food safety.
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Killer Wrapper

For Teachers 8th - 12th
Young scholars examine the importance of food safety and the impact it has on their lives.  In this health lesson students complete an oral report on food poisoning and design a low cost "safe" packing material for bread.
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From Milk to Cheese and Seed to Shelf

For Teachers 7th - 12th
Students learn about food production by making cheese, seeing how a seed gets to a shelf, and discussing food safety. In this food production lesson plan, students complete 3 days worth of activities and learn about food production,...
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Safe Food Storage

For Teachers 4th - 7th
Students identify food safety practices and storage methods.
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Picnic Safety

For Teachers 3rd - 5th
Students plan a picnic menu using the food safety rules. They pack a cooler with different types of cold packs and also pack a basket with food that does not have to be kept cold.
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The Pizza Puzzle

For Teachers 6th - 12th
Students identify the origin and preparation of the main ingredients in pizza. They identify the food safety procedures followed in a pizza factory and then prepare and eat a pizza in class.
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Bag Lunch

For Teachers 3rd - 5th
Learners rate foods as safe or unsafe and follow rules for food safety to make them safer.
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Hands of Doom

For Teachers 4th - 6th
Pupils discuss the four essential step used for safe food handling: clean, separate, cook, and chill. They identify the bacteria that can cause food poisoning, practice how to properly wash hands before and after handling food, determine...
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Understanding Water Activity

For Students 9th - 12th Standards
How does water activity play a role in food spoilage? First, the learners think about which types of foods would be best to take on a backpacking trip based on the water activity of different foods. It then walks through why water...
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Is Aspartame Safe?

For Students 9th - Higher Ed Standards
How sweet it is! Is it possible for something that tastes so sweet to be bad for us? Young sweetener scientists get an in-depth look at aspartame with a video from the American Chemical Society's Reactions playlist. Content includes...
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Effects of Food Regulation in the Progressive Era

For Teachers 6th - 8th Standards
New ReviewMoldy canned goods, exploding ketchup, and filthy conditions: These were some of the issues the reformers of the Progressive Era targeted with legislation such as the Pure Food and Drug Act. Using images of food factories and documents...
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Cooking Up Chicken

For Teachers 6th - 12th
Although designed for career education classes by the Chicken Farmers of Saskatchewan, the information contained in this 46-page booklet is appropriate for cooking classes and individual chicken consumers. Everything you wanted to know...
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Package Those Foods!

For Teachers 6th - 8th Standards
Designing the right package — it's more than a pretty picture. Challenge small groups to design a food package. They must consider the type of food they are packaging and the package's ability to control the physical and chemical changes...
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Next Meal: Engineering Food

For Students 6th - 12th Standards
Are genetically engineered foods risky or beneficial overall? The video, part of the PBS food science series, explores the debate from a scientific perspective. It explains the history of genetic modification, the benefits, and the...
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Seafood and Human Health

For Teachers 3rd - 8th Standards
Whether your young biologists realize it or not, humans play a significant role in marine ecosystems. To help them understand this fact children first create graphical representations that show homo sapiens' place in marine food chains,...
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Controlling Water Activity in Food

For Students 9th - 12th Standards
Food storage matters! Scholars learn how the amount of water in corn can affect its rate of spoilage. They create a control group, then test three corn samples stored in three different locations for water activity. As a result of the...
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How to Use Oil Immersion Microscope

For Students 9th - 12th Standards
Teach the class how to use a microscope to identify bacteria in food. Scholars explore the different parts of the microscope and learn how to determine total magnification. They walk step-by-step through the procedure of preparing slides...
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How Safe is that Fresh Autumn Cider?

For Teachers 11th - 12th Standards
Corn stalks and pumpkins, caramel apples and cider, falling leaves and brisk nights. There are a few of autumn's favorite things. But how safe is that unpasteurized cider bought at the roadside stand? Young researchers investigate the...
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Providing Safe Food to the Consumer

For Teachers 9th - 10th
Students identify safe practices that must be followed to assure the food chain from the farm or ranch to dinner table is providing safe and quality food for the consumer. Students visit websites to examine numbers of food borne...
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Kitchen Safety & Sanitation

For Teachers 9th - 12th
Students are given list of unwanted food contamination, correctly identify illness and preventions. They are then given a list of kitchen hazards, correctly identify in writing prevention techniques. They explore information on food...
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Food Preparation

For Teachers 1st - 2nd
Students examine the importance of hygiene in food preparation and make a healthy dessert in this lesson plan. They follow safe procedures for food safety and hygiene, recognize the importance of each safety procedure, and make the...
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Preparing to Cook

For Teachers 3rd - 7th
Students explore cooking. They follow safe procedures for food safety hygiene. Students discuss their experiences of cooking at home and school. They discuss what they did to prepare to cook. Students view a video. They create a poster...
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How Many Bacteria on Your Food?

For Teachers 9th - 12th
Students discuss and conduct a food safety experiment which looks at bacteria and food poisoning. They swab the other area of some food and grow bacteria in an agar plate.
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Bacteria? Not In My House

For Teachers 4th - 7th
Students evaluate a kitchen set up with food safety hazards and create a plan to prevent bacteria then go home to examine their own kitchens.
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Labels Enable!

For Students 4th - 5th
For this health worksheet, students read a short article on the importance of careful labeling on food items. They identify four symbols and tell the meaning of each.
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Boy Scout Merit Badge: Cooking

For Students 8th
In this boy scout merit badge:  cooking worksheet, 8th graders research the topic using websites listed, answer 8 detailed questions about food safety, the food pyramid, and careers, then plan and prepare several menus, including costs.
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Teddy Roosevelt's Square Deal

For Students 8th - 12th
In this Square Deal learning exercise, learners read assigned textbook pages and then complete the provided graphic organizer by identifying how Roosevelt proposed to address the 1902 coal strike, monopolies, the environment, racial...
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Keeping Little Kids Safe Spelling Worksheet

For Students Pre-K - K
In this little kids safety learning exercise, students read paragraphs about food, water, and more and write spelling words taken from each paragraph. Students write 4 words 3 times each.
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McDonald's and 'Spiked' Coffee

For Teachers 9th - 12th
High schoolers explore food safety. Pupils research what laws relate to food you cook yourself, food you may buy in a restaurant and food bought in a grocery store. They interview food inspectors. Students create a chart to indicate...
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Nutrition Crossword Puzzles: Katilin's Crossword Lesson Plan

For Teachers 3rd - 5th
Pupils complete a crossword about nutrition by reading the clues and typing in the correct words. In this nutrition lesson plan, students have either a breakfast, food safety, fiber, lunch, or fruits and veggies crossword to choose from.
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Wanted: The Infamous Five

For Teachers 9th - 12th
Students name the five most common types of foodborne pathogens. They comprehend how bacteria can grow and spread. Students are taught healthy hygiene and food-safety habits. They discuss the crimes of the five most wanted foodborne...
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Health: Diet and Nutrition

For Teachers 2nd - 6th
Young scholars access a variety of nutrition and health related resources on the Internet. They examine the food pyramid, match food groups, play interactive games, read an online story, analyze the labels on food packaging, and take a...
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Manufacture of Ground Beef

For Teachers 9th - 11th
Students study the proper temperature and technique to cook ground meat safely. They examine the critical control points when ground beef is being processed.
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Restaurants and Institutional Examination 4

For Teachers 10th
Match the vocabulary terms in column A with the definitions in column B. Write the letter of the definition in column B in the space next to the terms in column A.Write short answers or fill in the blank to the following questions and...
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Convenience Foods and The Role of Preservatives

For Teachers 9th - 12th
Students examine the role of packaging, additives, and preservatives in food preservation specifically pizza. They experiment with bread to determine the effect of preservative on it.
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Manufacture of Ground Beef

For Teachers 10th
Tenth graders examine how ground beef is processed. In this process and manufacturing lesson plan, 10th graders recognize control points during beef processing. They will identify the proper temperature during ground beef processing and...
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Manufacture of Cheese

For Teachers 8th - 12th
Students examine the steps and safety procedures in the cheese making process. They make and taste a variety of cheeses comparing their properties.
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Unit: Home: Examination Five

For Teachers 10th
Write short answers or fill in the blank to the following questions and statements. Use complete sentences when answering questions. Questions included are, but not limiterd to Why should raw and cooked foods be stored separately in the...
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Unit: Processing and Manufacturing: Examination Three

For Teachers 10th - 11th
StudentsMatch the vocabulary terms in column A with the definitions in column B. Write the letter of the definition in column B in the space next to the terms in column A. Afterwhcich, students Write short answers or fill in the blank to...
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Farm * Examination 2

For Teachers 10th
In this assessment, 10th graders Match the vocabulary terms in column A with the definitions in column B. Write the letter of the definition in column B in the space next to the terms in column A. Upon completionof the first task,...
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Is It Hog Wash, or Not?

For Teachers 6th - 12th
Pupils investigate pathogens that can be present in pork products and summarize the responsibilities of pork farmers in ensuring the safety of their products. They also investigate the affects of hog farming on the environment and...
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Convenience Foods and The Role of Preservatives

For Teachers 6th - 12th
Students identify the convenience food components of pizza and the role packaging and additives play in the preservation of foods. In this food preservation lesson plan, students view and investigate packaging of food products. They...
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Manufacture of Cheese

For Teachers 10th - 12th
Students explore how cheese is manufactured. In this product manufacturing activity, students identify the steps in cheese making and what the hazard analysis critical control points are for manufacturing cheese.
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That’s Fresh

For Teachers 4th - 6th Standards
Whether your class members want to learn how to make better sack lunches, gourmet Italian dinners, or regional specials, a set of cooking lesson plans is sure to serve up their interests. As cooks work through the series of lessons, they...
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Eat Healthy • Be Active Community Workshops

For Teachers 6th - 12th Standards
Recipe makeovers, healthy alternatives, quick tips for a nutritious lifestyle...this 187-page document has it all! Don't miss a thorough packet of workshop activities and handouts designed to support your teaching of the MyPlate...
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Eggstra Safe Eggs

For Teachers 7th - 9th
Students study about the bacteria that grow in eggs. They examine what farmers do to keep eggs safe such as providing clean environments in the chicken house.
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Extra Safe Lunches

For Teachers 9th - 12th
High schoolers prepare a checklist for safe, clean conditions in the school cafeteria and lunchroom. They design the school lunch menu for one day.
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A Variety of Very Safe Veggies

For Teachers 8th - 10th
Students study viruses and bacteria that can contaminate vegetables. They examine how vegetables can be preserved and what farmers might do to keep vegetables safe. They examine with pickling as a way to keep vegetable preserved safely.
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Helpful Microorganisms

For Teachers 4th - 7th
Students study how some microorganisms are helpful and practical in foods. They work with microorganism in a number of food, such as yeast in bread and yogurt.
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Food Foldable

For Teachers 2nd
There's nothing as satisfying as a crunchy carrot or a juicy apple! Teach your middle and high schoolers about healthy eating habits with a set of nutrition activities. After analyzing the model of the food pyramid, learners apply the...
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Should the United States Support the Development of More Biotechnology to Genetically Modify Food?

For Teachers 7th - 10th
The controversy surrounding GMOs is food for debate. With the abundance of articles that can be garnered from various media sources, a skill-building activity that teaches learners how to carry on a balanced, informed discussion of this...
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Law and the Rule of Law

For Students 6th - 12th
We hear a lot about the importance of the rule of law, but most people do not really know what those words mean. The lesson is a webpage that defines the rule of law, explains why it is important in a democratic society and provides...
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Life Cycle Of Painted Lady Butterflies

For Teachers K - 1st Standards
The Very Hungry Caterpillar is the inspiration for this project-based learning activity. Kindergartners create a lifecycle chart for a butterfly with four sections: egg, caterpillar, pupa, and butterfly. It is a three-dimensional...
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Exploring Pumpkins

For Teachers K
Pumpkins take the center stage in an engaging and informative instructional activity. Kindergartners learn about all things pumpkin! They examine the characteristics of the inside and outside of a pumpkin, learn about its life cycle,...
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Attack of the Aphids!

For Teachers 10th - Higher Ed Standards
Insects threaten the food production industry, and aphids are one of the big players! Analyzing data of aphid populations gives insight into their behaviors. Learners model the population data of an uninhibited population with an...
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Baking Bread

For Teachers 3rd - 5th
Reading and following recipes is a wonderful way to encourage the comprehension of procedural text. Here is a fabulous bread recipe that includes links to sites that show how bread is made in the commercial bread industry. 
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Is Radiation Dangerous?

For Students 7th - 12th
Not all radiation is hazardous. Electromagnetic radiation is pure energy. Nuclear radiation comes from the atomic nucleus in which isotopes become unstable and radioactive. Share this video with your class to explore the types of...
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Comparing The Jungle with Fast Food Nation

For Teachers 6th - 8th Standards
Where's the beef? Should you eat it? Young investigative journalists are asked to read excerpts from Upton Sinclair's 1906 The Jungle, and guided by a list of questions, compare Sinclair's muckraking novel about in the Chicago...
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Mathematics & Nutrition

For Teachers 7th - 12th
Pupils apply math to calculate fat and calories in the food they eat. They examine food package information to become aware of the ingredients and to learn about healthy life styles. They work in groups to create crazy meals using the...
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Nutritional Needs

For Teachers 3rd - 4th
Students complete work at six stations as they investigate children's nutritional needs, kitchen safety, and snacks. First, they listen to Dr. Seuss', "Green Eggs and Ham" before discussing nutrition and the station activities. At each...
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Showing and Telling What You Know

For Teachers 1st - 4th
Students participate in activities to exhibit their knowledge of staying healthy by keeping food safe from harmful bacteria. In this bacteria free food lesson plan, students view a video and prepare a chart and present to others what...
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FACS: From Milk to Cheese & Seed to Shelf (Ag)

For Teachers 9th - Higher Ed
Students explore eight Career and Technical areas and make connections with business, family and consumers, and technology. They examine and describe how agriculture and natural resources impact our quality of life. Students recognize...
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Microbes and Health

For Teachers 2nd - 4th
Students participate in activities that show them how tiny germs are spread. In this germs lesson plan, students engage in hands on lessons to show them how microorganisms can easily spread disease through the mouth and hands.
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Food and Nutrition

For Teachers K - 3rd
Young scholars participate in an after school program that promotes decision making, cooperation, choosing healthy foods, recognizing and naming a variety of foods, state healthy benefits from eating healthy foods and involving oneself...
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Fruits and Growing Together Review

For Teachers 3rd - 5th
Students explore healthy food. In this fruits lesson, students discover the anatomy of a flower and how flowers on some plants turn into fruits. They participate in class discussions and complete various activities to enhance their...
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Milk: A Practical Application

For Teachers All
Explain the coagulation and coalescence processes associated with milk protein and cheese. List the components of milk and explain how each component is dispersed in the milk. Describe what happens when milk protein is coagulated Discuss...
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Kitchen Equip and Lab Procedures - Level I

For Teachers All
If students use and store kitchen equipment appropriately as well as utilize sanitary work habits, the foods laboratory will be a safe and easy place to work. See Preface Materials: As a motivator ask: "Why should I worry whether or not...
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Lab Management - Level II

For Teachers All
Students who know what lab procedures are expected will work more effectively and be more successful during their lab experiences. See Preface Materials: Students decide upon lab partners and sign their names for each unit. Hand each...
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Jody's Submarine Sandwich

For Students 6th - 7th
In this science instructional activity, students read a word problem about a submarine sandwich. Students answer 2 questions about the problem and complete a chart about the number of bacteria in the sandwich at different times.
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Analyzing Birds and Planes

For Teachers 8th - 11th
Students find a variety of topics and subjects in this lesson. In the math section of this lesson, students graph linear equations and analyze their data. They solve one and two step equations to find the variable.
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Industrialization

For Teachers 11th
Eleventh graders examine government regulations. In this industrialization instructional activity, 11th graders look into what was going on inside American factories during the era. Students read excerpts of The Jungle and watch selected...
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The Kindness Company

For Teachers 6th - 8th
Middle schoolers organize themselves into a simulated company complete with applications, interviews and training. They identify a community need they can fulfill related to cooking or sewing and work to make and deliver the designated...
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Challenges of Sampling

For Students 9th - Higher Ed
In this sampling worksheet, learners try different sampling methods to determine which is the best for determining contamination on a substance. This worksheet has 5 short answer questions.
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Biological and Agricultural Engineering

For Teachers 8th
Eighth graders explore mathematics by conducting a series of investigations using a colorimeter. In this math lesson, 8th graders explain the purpose of food irradiation. They collect data and graph them.
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Yeast Experiments

For Students 7th - 8th
In this science worksheet, students explore two experiments involving yeast. Students discover that yeast grows faster at room temperature than at hot or cold temperatures.
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Cooking Up the Scientific Method

For Teachers 1st
First graders identify the different steps of the scientific method. In this life science lesson, 1st graders apply this method when conducting a series of hands-on activities. They collect data and write observations in their journals.
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Soil, Designer Soil: From Rainforests to the Prairie

For Teachers 6th - 9th
Students explore the role and importance of soil in the ecosystem.  For this Science and Social Studies lesson, students complete an experiment using various kinds of soil and clay and then examine how soil has a direct impact on our...
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Introductions to Biotechnology

For Teachers 9th - 12th
Although this PowerPoint has valid information, the 49 slides may not engage your students as much as necessary.  Each slide has a title and 2 or 3 bullet points, but no images or external resource links to break up the information. ...
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Hand Washing: I can handle it!

For Teachers 2nd - 3rd
Learners wash cinnamon off of their hands in a variety of ways to learn proper ways to disinfect. For this washing hands lesson plan, students use water, soap, cooking spray, and other ingredients to wash hands and talk about the results.
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Mystery of the Poisoned Panther Picnic

For Teachers 1st - 3rd
Students identify how and where bacteria grows. In this health education lesson, students watch the video "Mystery of the Poisoned Panther Picnic" and identify the rules for keeping food fresh. Students complete the included transparency.
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Importance of Hand Washing and Introduction to Nutrition

For Teachers K - 5th
Students examine a healthy lifestyle. In this hand washing lesson, students discover important times they should wash their hands and what is the proper way in which to do so. They participate in class discussions and an activity on this...
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Question - Answer

For Teachers 3rd - 4th
Students use the comprehension strategy question-answer to improve reading comprehension. They read a passage out of their textbook, and the teacher models the question/answer strategy by asking about key points mentioned in the reading.
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Safety Lesson

For Teachers 9th - 12th
Students review or introduce personal safety concepts in a variety of areas common to the lives of students.
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Keeping Our Food Safe

For Teachers 1st - 4th
Students learn about bacteria and how it is all around us on people and on surfaces. Students develop an understanding of the correct hand washing technique to ensure their cleanliness. Students demonstrate exactly how to wash their...
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Kitchen Equip and Lab Procedures - Level I

For Teachers 9th - 10th
Students, in groups, record at least four pieces of equipment that fit a specified category as well as a safety tip to observe when using the equipment.
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Food Foldable

For Teachers 2nd
Second graders read the poem, "Balanced Diet" and cut out the food foldable inserts. They fold the food foldable in half and cut on the dotted lines. They then unfold the food foldable and weave through inserts through the openings,...
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Nutrition and Food Science

For Teachers 9th - 12th
Pupils examine the causes and symptoms of food-borne illnesses and ways to prevent them.  In this nutrition lesson students work in teams to investigate a type of food-borne illness and present a scenario about it. 
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Jr. Chef Club Delightful Desserts

For Teachers 2nd - 5th
Students identify the fat content in foods. In this nutrition lesson, students review the food pyramid and identify foods that are low in fat. Students create a low-fat dessert by using fruit.
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Nutritional Influence on Illness and Disease

For Teachers 6th - 8th
Pupils examine nutritionally related diseases and illnesses, evaluating studies and developing topics for a science fair project. They investigate bacteria, researching how it can be harmful or helpful, and create illustrated displays.
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FACS: Sanitation & Food - Support Services (HST)

For Teachers 9th - 12th
Students discuss the importance of proper food handling and sanitation by workers to ensure health and wellness. After watching a demonstration, they discuss how importance hand washing is to stop the spread of disease. To end the...
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Industrial Agriculture

For Teachers 7th - 12th
Young scholars write about the benefits that industrial agriculture has had on growing crops. In this industrial agriculture lesson plan, students research how technology has impacted the processing speed of growing food.
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Hand Washing and Introduction to Growing Healthy Foods

For Teachers 3rd - 5th
Students investigate hand washing. In this healthy habits lesson, students discover the benefits of hand washing. Students examine the reasons to wash hands to prevent the spread of germs.
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Germbusters

For Teachers Higher Ed
Students describe different safe kitchen practices. In this adult health lesson plan, students explain how germs spread. They discuss ways to find bacteria and food born diseases.
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Balloon Blowup Activity

For Students 3rd - 5th
In this science activity worksheet, students will work in small groups to observe and record what happens to balloons after they are placed on flasks and immersed into a warm water bath and an ice water bath.
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The Future of Food Movie Worksheet

For Students 5th - 10th
For this "The Future of Food" worksheet, students watch the movie and respond to 37 short answer questions regarding information from the documentary.
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Science NetLinks: Sanitation and Human Health

For Teachers 6th - 8th
Students learn something about the ways that sanitation technology has helped people. They do this by examining the history of sanitation in the context of disease outbreaks and comparing the quality of life in those times to that of today.
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Fur, Feathers and Fins

For Teachers 7th - 9th
Students examine the stages between growing the animal and buying it at the grocery store.  In food system lesson students study the role that animal products have on nutrition and study animal agriculture. 
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Jr. Chef Club

For Teachers 2nd - 3rd
Students review proper hand washing techniques and make a recipe. In this cooking lesson plan, students explore how to wash their hands properly before cooking and how to make a few edible treats.
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Food Forensics: A Case of Mistaken Identity

For Teachers 9th
Ninth graders explore the specific reaction between an antigen and the antibody that recognizes it. They carry out an exploratory experiment leading to the concept of specificity.
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Agriculture Scavenger Hunt

For Teachers 6th - 8th
In this science worksheet, students find the words that are related to the finding of terms and information about agriculture for ten questions. The answers are on page 3.
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Fish Activities

For Teachers 1st - 5th
In this fish activity worksheet, students learn a counting rhyme about fish. They then discuss the best way to care for fish and they learn 4 different types of fish. On the second page, students count lines of fish and color them a...
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The Big Apple

For Teachers 8th - 9th
Students study the buying and selling market and how prices are determined for an agricultural product. In this competitive market lesson plan, students study how prices are determined in a market by studying the forces of supply and...
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Industrialization

For Teachers 10th - 12th
Students demonstrate their understanding of the Industrial Revolution in England to the development of modern society. They study the economic and social impact of this movement.
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Word Search and Define – Lesson 2

For Students 6th - 8th
In this health worksheet, students identify and locate eight vocabulary terms in the puzzle and then, they fill-in the blanks to the correct description of each.
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Upton Sinclair's The Jungle: Muckraking the Meat-Packing Industry

For Teachers 9th - 12th
Young scholars explore muckraking. In this American history lesson plan, students listen to their instructor present a lecture regarding the details of Upton Sinclair's The Jungle. Young scholars respond to discussion questions...
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Funky Food Farm

For Teachers 6th - 12th
Young scholars research about ways to keep food from spoiling. In this health science lesson, students design an experiment to keep the ice cubes from melting. They present their designs and results in class.
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It's Under Control

For Teachers 8th - 9th
Students identify six effective ways to prevent food borne illness in the home. They develop the ability to responsibly and safely handle food, from purchase to preparation. Students comprehend just how susceptible food can be to...
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Nutrition

For Teachers 4th
Fourth graders engage in an original unit about nutrition and record daily intake of food in order to help create a healthy eating plan. They practice making practical food choices for optimum health and then investigate how to maintain...
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Food Safe Consumer

For Teachers 6th - 9th
Students explain how to prepare and keep food safely. In this health science lesson, students research common mistakes and tips for maintaining a clean kitchen. They identify main causes of foodborne diseases.
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Word Scramble – Lesson 3

For Students 6th - 8th
In this health activity, students identify and define vocabulary terms related to foodborne illness. They unscramble the words listed at the bottom of the sheet and use them to complete each of 8 blanks.
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"KIDS CREATE COMMUNITIES"

For Teachers 1st - 3rd
Students brainstorm the idea of a community and make a list of the attributes that are common. They create an ideal community and discuss its qualities in small groups. Each group puts together a presentation of a community for the whole...
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Milk: A Practical Application

For Teachers 9th - 10th
Students examine the impact of the physical and chemical properties of milk and its use as an important food.
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Food Irradiation: What is Safe?

For Teachers 12th
Twelfth graders are introduced to the concept of food irradiation. In groups, they create information on validity rules, rank them and compare them with a set of rules by experts. Using the internet, they summarize multiple arguments...
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Microbes and Health

For Teachers 6th
Sixth graders become acquainted with the concept of how microorganisms cause disease. They role play that some class members have exhibited some alarming symptoms. Groups must determine which disease the symptoms are pointing to.
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Immigration

For Teachers 9th - 12th
Students read sections of the book, "The Jungle" and discuss the important topics with their groups. They analyze transparencies and political cartoons with their groups in order to understand the material.
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Integrated Pest Management

For Teachers 11th - 12th
Students compare and contrast the role of the honeybee in nature. They find information by using a variety of resources that could include the internet. Students take part in a paper and pencil formal evaluation with questions that...
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Super star Nutrition for Kids

For Students 2nd - 3rd
In this healthy habits worksheets, students read about the proper way to wash hands.  Students study the 7 most frequent times when hands should be thoroughly washed.
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Declaration of Independence

For Teachers 11th
Eleventh graders interpret and analyze political cartoons. In this primary source analysis lesson, 11th graders examine the implications of Industrialization as they respond to questions regarding selected political cartoons about the...