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Teaching Critical Thinking -

Critical thinking is driven by questions. As you use the resources here at Food Safety FIRST, you will learn the skills you need to help students formulate and answer questions and thus enhance their learning.

The activities and science experiments in Science and Our Food Supply, which supplement our Food Safety FIRST modules, were designed to engage students in Inquiry-Based Learning. The lessons and resources in our program will help you teach your students how to ask important questions, discover, and learn.

While you use food to bring science into your classroom, students will identify and evaluate evidence that they will use to make decisions and communicate clearly and accurately about issues that connect to their daily lives.

Another aspect of critical thinking that you will develop in this program is Internet Literacy.

Internet Literacy is a broad term to describe all of the critical thinking skills needed in order to find and evaluate information on the World Wide Web. In our modules, you will learn tips to improve your Internet Literacy while you practice Internet search and evaluation skills so you can pass on these aspects of critical thinking on to your students.

You can learn more about evaluating Internet resources at:

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Developed by UMass Extension Nutrition Education Program in cooperation with National Science Teachers Association, UMass Amherst Departments of Nutrition and Food Science, STEM Education Institute and the Department of Computer Science, copyright 2004. UMass Extension and the United States Department of Agriculture cooperating. UMass Extension provides equal opportunity in programs and employment. This project is funded in part by USDA CSREES Grant Number 2002-51110-01501.
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