We are Scientists!

On Friday 15th November, we carried out an investigation into how easily germs can spread and the importance of washing our hands. First of all, Miss Jewitt came into the classroom, sneezed and spread her ‘germs’ (glitter) everywhere! One tiny little sneeze ended up with germs all over the carpet, our clothes and shoes, and even our hair! We then conducted an experiment to investigate the importance of washing our hands with soap. We placed our fingers into water without soap and the ‘germs’ (pepper) clung tightly to our fingers. We then repeated it with soap on our hands and amazingly, the germs were repelled from our skin! Next, we have created an experiment to investigate the importance of washing our hands before touching food. Firstly, we placed a piece of bread into a sealed freezer bag without it coming into contact with skin (by wearing rubber gloves). Secondly, we placed a piece of bread into a freezer bag with clean, washed hands. Finally, we passed a piece of bread around the circle without anyone washing their hands. It was then also placed into a freezer bag. Each bag has been carefully labelled, and we look forward to seeing the results over the coming weeks!