Tuesday, September 20, 2011

Free PD and Curriculum Kit about Science and Food

Science And Our Food Supply Investigating Food Safety from Farm to Table

The FDA and NSTA (National Science Teacher's Assoc.) has created a professional development series and free curriculum kit about the Science of Food based on the National Science Education Standards. The site has information on the training for teachers as well as how to order the curriculum kit. The materials are for Science and Family and Consumer Science teachers in Middle and High School. It includes the science and technology of food production, transportation, storage and preparation.

The curriculum kit includes teacher guides, videos and references.  The site also has a lot of the references on it.

Select educators will be selected for a multi-dimensional professional development program, but any teacher can order the curriculum kit and use the materials on the web site.

This is a great way to apply science concepts to something all students know about: food.