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Teach Science Concepts and Inquiry with Food
FDA Symposium participants work on one of the activities.

During this half-day Symposium, experts and educators from FDA explained how foodborne pathogens are tracked in an outbreak investigation and the scientific basis for the percent daily values (%DVs) on the Nutrition Facts Label. FDA experts and master educators also lead participants in activities exploring the meaning of the food label and examining the effects of different treatments of milk on milk storage. These presentations and activities gave educators tools to use in their classrooms to engage students with several of the National Science Education Standards. Each participant received a notebook of teaching resources from FDA.


This symposium was held at the 2009 NSTA National Conference on Science Education in New Orleans, LA. The program was designed for teachers of grades 5-8.




For more information contact symposia@nsta.org


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