⁣Lesson Plan: Behind the Dough: Exploring Domino's Pizza Production Process

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⁣Lesson Plan: Behind the Dough: Exploring Domino's Pizza Production Process

Grade Level: 4-6

Subject: Science, Mathematics, Home Economics

Duration: 45 minutes

Learning Objectives:

- Understand the pizza production process at Domino's
- Investigate the ingredients and steps involved in making Domino's pizza
- Analyze the role of technology in streamlining pizza production
- Discuss food safety and quality control measures implemented by Domino's
- Explore the importance of teamwork and time management in a fast-paced food production environment

Common Core Standards:
- CCSS.ELA-LITERACY.RI.4-5.1: Refer to details and examples in a text when explaining what the text says explicitly.
- CCSS.ELA-LITERACY.RI.4-5.7: Interpret information presented visually, orally, or quantitatively.
- CCSS.ELA-LITERACY.W.4-5.2: Write informative/explanatory texts to examine a topic and convey ideas.
- CCSS.MATH.CONTENT.4.OA.A.2: Multiply or divide to solve word problems involving multiplicative comparison.

Materials:
- Articles or online resources about Domino's pizza production process
- Images or videos showcasing Domino's pizza production facilities and processes
- Pizza ingredients (optional)
- Paper and writing utensils

Procedure:

1. Warm-up (10 minutes):
- Display the title: "How Domino's Makes Its Pizza."
- Engage students in a class discussion about their favorite pizza toppings and their assumptions about how Domino's makes their pizzas.
- Ask students to brainstorm the steps involved in making a pizza.

2. Introduction to Domino's Pizza Production (10 minutes):
- Introduce the concept of Domino's pizza production and its streamlined process.
- Share images or videos showcasing Domino's pizza production facilities and the various stages of pizza making.
- Discuss the importance of consistency and efficiency in the food industry.

3. Exploration of Ingredients and Steps (15 minutes):
- Explain the ingredients used in Domino's pizza dough, sauce, and toppings.
- Share articles or online resources that describe the specific steps involved in making Domino's pizza, from dough preparation to baking.
- Discuss the importance of portion control and quality ingredients in achieving a consistent product.

4. Analysis of Technology in Pizza Production (10 minutes):
- Facilitate a class discussion on the role of technology in streamlining pizza production at Domino's.
- Explore concepts such as automated dough mixing, conveyor ovens, and order tracking systems.
- Analyze how technology enhances efficiency and customer experience.

5. Discussion on Food Safety and Quality Control (10 minutes):
- Engage students in a discussion about the food safety and quality control measures implemented by Domino's.
- Discuss topics such as proper food handling, temperature control, and sanitation practices.
- Explore how Domino's ensures consistency and meets food safety standards across its locations.

6. Importance of Teamwork and Time Management (10 minutes):
- Discuss the importance of teamwork and time management in a fast-paced food production environment like Domino's.
- Explore roles and responsibilities within a pizza production team, including dough preparation, sauce spreading, topping application, and oven management.
- Encourage students to reflect on the value of effective communication and coordination in meeting customer demands.

7. Conclusion (5 minutes):
- Summarize the key points discussed throughout the lesson.
- Encourage students to reflect on their understanding of how Domino's makes its pizza and the importance of efficiency, quality, and teamwork in food production.

Assessment:
- Participation in class discussions
- Completion of a short written reflection on the steps involved in Domino's pizza production and the importance of food safety and teamwork

We visit the Connecticut center of Domino's to see how the popular pizza chain makes 125,000 pizzas a day. There are 5,500 Domino's in the US, which rely on their own manufacturing centers for fresh dough. In the Connecticut center alone, over 125,000 dough balls are sent to stores in the northeast each day!FOOD INSIDER believes life should be a delicious adventure. Subscribe to our channel: http://insder.co/Food and visit us at: https://thisisinsider.comFOOD INSIDER on Facebook: https://www.facebook.com/foodinsiderFOOD INSIDER on Instagram: https://www.instagram.com/thisisinsiderfood/FOOD INSIDER on Twitter: https://twitter.com/insiderfoodINSIDER on Snapchat: https://insder.co/2KJLtVo Produced by: Amelia Kosciulek, Aly WeismanHow Domino's Makes Its Pizza | Food Insider

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