Educators' Resources

These resources are provided in two levels. The Teachers Guide covers the objectives, requirements, and procedure for using the Pathogen Tracker Game as a three-stage lesson in your classroom. Student Worksheets and Answer Sheets are provided separately and the latter are password protected (password required). (NOTE: Please download the Teacher's Guide to find information on how to obtain a password).

We also provide a compiled version of the game's Encyclopedia entries in the order in which they appear, a complete Vocabulary list, a worksheet for fostering career path discussions, a page of Frequently Asked Questions (FAQs), and links to a wide variety of related food safety education and information resources.

Note for Editing Microsoft Word Documents: the following documents are provided as Microsoft Word and Adobe Acrobat files. The Word documents were created in Word 2007 and saved so that they can be used in Word 1997-2003 as well. To edit the Word documents when using an earlier version, SAVE and RENAME your copy of the file and then edit as needed. If you continue to have problems, consult Microsoft's Web site for current support or consult with your IT staff.

Getting Started:

  • Teachers Guide (download: Word | PDF )
  • National Standards and Benchmarks (download: Word | PDF )

Classroom Resources:

  • Worksheets and Answer Keys
    • Level I
      1. Stage One - Worksheet (download: Word | PDF )
        Stage One - Answer Sheet (download: Word | PDF ) password required
      2. Stage Two - Worksheet (download: Word | PDF )
        Stage Two - Answer Sheet (download: Word | PDF ) password required
      3. Stage Three - Worksheet (download: Word | PDF )
        Stage Three - Answer Sheet (download: Word | PDF ) password required
    • Level II
      1. Stage One - Worksheet (download: Word | PDF )
        Stage One - Answer Sheet (download: Word | PDF ) password required
      2. Stage Two - Worksheet (download: Word | PDF )
        Stage Two - Answer Sheet (download: Word | PDF ) password required
      3. Stage Three - Worksheet (download: Word | PDF )
        Stage Three - Answer Sheet (download: Word | PDF ) password required
  • Encyclopedia (download: Word | PDF )
  • Vocabulary (download: Word | PDF )

Other Resources: