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Pet Turtles and Salmonella Lesson Plan


Topic

Pet turtles are a common source of Salmonella

Content (Key Words)

Salmonella, turtles, who is at risk, preventive steps, symptoms

Goals (What You Want to Teach)

  1. Discuss the risk of catching Salmonella from turtles.
  2. Describe Salmonella and the symptoms of Salmonella poisoning.
  3. Identify who are most at risk.
  4. Practice precautions to prevent Salmonella contamination.

Objectives (Learning Outcomes of Activities)

  1. Students will be able to describe how Salmonella is transferred from turtles to humans.
  2. Students will be able to list the symptoms of Salmonella poisoning.
  3. Students will be able to describe who is at risk the most.
  4. Students will be able to list precautions to prevent Salmonella contamination.

Preparation


Procedures/Methods

  1. Introduction
  2. Lesson
  3. Assessment (What Was Retained)
    • True/False and multiple choice quiz (same test as pre-test)

At the end of the lesson give each student a copy of the Poster

Pet Turtles: A Common Source of Salmonella (poster)

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