What will you learn?
This Food Hygiene lesson demonstrates how microbes can infect humans through raw and undercooked foods. Students act as chefs for the class and prepare a pretend chicken sandwich. In this activity students literally see how far they have spread harmful microbes!
- Students prepare a pretend chicken sandwich that allows them to see how far they have spread dangerous microbes.
- Worksheets facilitate a discussion on "do's and don'ts" for kitchen cleanliness and management.
- The "Kitchen Investigator" experiment that uses bread to show where most microbes lurk in the kitchen.
- Understand that there can be harmful microbes found on raw food, especially raw meat.
- Know the best way to destroy harmful microbes on meat is to cook thoroughly.
- Know to always wash your hands after touching raw meat.
- Know that raw meat should be kept on the bottom shelf of the fridge.
- Know not use the same chopping board and knife to chop raw and cooked meat.
- Know that meat and vegetables should be chopped on different chopping boards.
- Activity 1
- Glo Gel or powder (Alternative: glitter)
- UV light
- Chicken fillets made from play dough
- Plastic toy food
- Paper plates
- Plastic knives, chopping boards
- Oven area (Optional)
- Activity 2
- Sandwich bags
- Marker pen
- Magnifying glass
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- RSHE: Health & Prevention
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