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KS3 Outbreak Investigation

In this lesson, students will apply their knowledge of good food hygiene and safety practices throughout the user journey. The main activity follows John and his mother preparing food for a dinner party.

Last Updated: 14 January 2021 Hard English Cross-contamination, food poisoning, Outbreak, prevention
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What will you learn:

In this lesson, students will apply their knowledge of good food hygiene and safety practices throughout the user journey. The main activity follows John and his mother preparing food for a dinner party.

Activities include:

  • Working in pairs, small groups or as a class to investigate the cause of an outbreak of foodborne illness at a dinner party.

Learning Objectives:

  • To identify harmful microbes that are commonly found in food
  • To identify conditions that promote the growth of harmful microbes and how to prevent this
  • To understand how to safely transport, store and prepare food
  • To understand risks and consequences of food poisoning

Requirements:

  • Printed student worksheets

Curriculum Links:

  • KS3: RSHE: Health and prevention.
  • KS4: Food preparation and nutrition GCSE: Cooking and food preparation - The scientific principles underlying the preparation and cooking of food.
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