Hands On teaches students food safety in a fun, interdisciplinary learning environment while helping schools to meet state-mandated curriculum standards. Hands On provides all the materials and supplies for the implementation of the curriculum free of charge; this is a $600 value.
The Hands On food safety topics meet state curriculum standards and includes lesson plans for math, science, social studies, language arts and vocabulary.
- concept of scale (ex: magnification of bacteria)
- exponential growth (ex: bacterial growth)
- simple statistical analysis and graphical representation of data (ex: mean, median, mode, range, box-and-whiskers plots)
- Understanding standards of living throughout the world
- Informal research skills
- Geospatial mapping skills
- Scientific Inquiry (ex: how to set up a lab, identifying variables, gathering data, etc.)
- Learning about bacteria (ex: what causes it to grow? How can we kill the bad bacteria?
- Basic cell structure and function
- Reading non-fiction source material (ex: reading for detail and understanding the main idea)
- Process writing (ex: expository writing
- Verbal and written communication (ex: group activities, writing a press release)