Students will be able to read and comprehend the nature of various foodborne pathogens.
This can be utilized in or out of the classroom. Students could also do the homework in groups.
Text of Learning Exercise:
Content Reading Lesson ? Bad Bug Book Objective ? SWBAT determine the source, symptoms, associated foods, frequency, target population, and occurrence of outbreaks related to a variety of foodborne pathogens and toxins.
Pre-Reading (in class) We have been studying a unit on types of bacteria. Ask the students if all bacteria are harmful. (No) What is a general name for disease causing agent? (Pathogen) We have already discussed that there are a variety of ways that food can make us sick. Context ? Have you ever gotten food poisoning or known someone who has? Imagine some of your symptoms.
During-Reading (homework) 1. Go to the link http://vm.cfsan.fda.gov/~mow/intro.html
2. Choose and click on an example of a pathogen or toxin under each of the following categories: Pathogenic bacteria, EEC, Parasitic protozoa and worms, Rotavirus, Natural toxins.
3. Read about your examples and fill out the accompanying worksheet.
Post-Reading (in class)
1. In class, go over the ?more information needed? section of the student?s worksheets.
2. Place the students in groups, have the groups talk about their examples and define each category in their own words.
3. Have each group prepare a power point presentation about precautionary measures that can be taken to eliminate various types of foodborne illness.
Bad Bug Book Assignment
Directions: 1. Go to the link http://vm.cfsan.fda.gov/~mow/intro.html 2. Choose and click on an example of a pathogen or toxin under each of the following categories: Pathogenic bacteria,
EEC, Parasitic protozoa and worms, Rotavirus, Natural toxins. 3. Fill in the following information for each of your examples. You will need to complete the following information for five separate examples. If you don?t understand a section of the example, record your question under the section ?I need more information.?
Name: Source: Symptoms: Associated Foods: Frequency of Infection: Target Population: Occurrence of Outbreaks: I need more information about: