Mon Apr 30, 2012 5:38 PM
Science of Food Safety SciGuide Review
I found the resources in this SciGuide to be very useful in teaching a lesson on Food Safety to a class of second graders. It is nice to have so many resources for food safety in one place, especially since there is so much out there on the Internet. There are great sites for teachers as well as for students.
The themes I was able to use were Understanding Bacteria and Retail and Home. There are many links from these themes to teach about bacteria, hand washing, and the four core principles of food safety (clean, separate, cook, chill). Students enjoyed using the interactive games such as the Food Safety Web Wheel (http://www.inspection.gc.ca/english/corpaffr/educ/gamejeu/wheeroue/wheeroue.shtml) and Food Detective Fight BAC! (http://www.fooddetectives.com/) Another fun resource is a site for Food Safety Music (http://foodsafe.ucdavis.edu/html/audio.html) where you can download a power point of the words for students to follow along as the song is played.
One thing I would liked to have seen is better student work samples with more writing.
Overall, this is an excellent resource.