Living and Learning – Keeping bugs and germs at bay!

Friday 13 March 2020

Professor Myers came to visit and did a couple of Science experiments with the children to show how important hand washing is. The children put their hands in glitter (to represent the germs) and had to wash their hands with soap and water to get rid of the ‘germs’. This was a great way to learn how important it is to take our time when washing our hands.

For the second experiment the children all touched a piece of bread which was then placed in a sealed bag. A second piece of bread was put in a sealed bag without anyone touching it.  We left it for a few days to see what would happen. We asked the children to predict what they think will happen to the bread. They replied with lots of different answers.

“I think it might turn mouldy.”

“Germs will be on it.”

“Go all green…like your hair (Professor Myers hair).”

We are still waiting to find out the results.

The children have also enjoyed cleaning the ‘crocodiles teeth’. This promoted a lot of discussion around why it is important to brush your teeth.

Home-link – 3 challenge cubes.

Can your child tell you why it is important to wash their hands, brush their teeth and cover their mouth when coughing?