Sunday, November 8, 2009

Safety using kitchen tools

Subject: Home Management

Unit: Safety
Grade : 8
Time: Two 90 minutes ses
Topic: Safety when working with food                            Free kitchen tools photos

Objective: At the end of the lesson students will :
- Be aware of the many different types of incidents that can happen in the kitchen
- Able to use knife correcting and place safety for cleaning
- Know the rules when moving hot liquids and pots
- Know and practice safety rules when using electrical equipment
- How to manage cookers and stove.
- Pay special attention to the use of gas drums and matches.
- Make a safety chart for the kitchen

Concept : Practicing safety measures in the home will minimize accident in the kitchen.

Instructional Aid:
Safety Chart, text book- Caribbean Home Economics in action.

Writing, identifying and practicing safety measures
Focus question:
Mary says she has never heard about accidents in a kitchen. Tell her what are some of the accidents that can happen in the home, and identify methods of controlling or preventing them.

Teaching Methods: Question and answer. demonstration, dramatization

Content- out line:
See pages 59-61 in Caribbean Home Economics in Action

Points to consider
a.Safety in using kitchen knives eg.
1. always cut on a cutting board
2. always hold the knife handle
3. never put  knife in water when washing
4. To avoid accidents store knife in a special drawer or a rack

b. when using hot pans:
- always tell others in the way when you are about to move a hot pot
- never place rear edge of table
- never pour water into hot pot
- cool before placing in water to prevent burning by the steam
- never place container of hot liquid on the floor, or near edges of counter or labels

c. when using Electrical Equipment eg.
- Read and follow manual :
- Never stand on wet floor to plug in or plug out when using
- Replace frayed wire on appliance.
- Never let cords dangle over counter edges
- Use dry hands to plug or unplug
- Never put metal or anything in your toaster.

Safety Using Cooker:
- Place away from windows and curtains
- Place coal pot on a safety sheet or concrete counter
- Wipe up grease spill immediately
- Do not leave, pot holder and towels near a flame
- Make sure matches sticks are put out properly before discarding
- Turn off gas, oil and electricity when not in use
-Light matches before turning on gas
Safety using glass ware and China ware
- Do not use crack or chopped glassware or china
- Wrap broken pieces before putting them in the garbage bin
- Use soft damp paper to pick up splinter – never use a mop
- Store dish and glasses where they are easily reached to prevent accidents

Safety for kitchen floors
- Wipe up all liquid spill immediately
- Make sure all floor cover lay flat and cannot cause persons to trip
- Keep toys out of the kitchen
- Vegetables and fruit skin must be removed same time.
- Wear low heels in the kitchen
- Wear no flammable aprons
- Keep insecticide and other dangerous liquids out of the kitchen

teacher  let students examine a photo in text book and get them to identify
.Things that can compromise safety.
.Students divide into groups and make a tables of the various items listed above
and come up with strategies as the measure to take when using and operating.
.Students will report to class in the form of a skit on one specific chosen area
.Students use text book to see if they had covered all the danger areas, if not they will discuss them with teacher and class.

Evaluation: Student make safety charts
write sentences on safety measures and illustrate where possible

Author:(Soy Criada)Juliet Christie Murray


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