Students “See” Germs with Glitter

A recent Health experiment helped students “see” germs – invisible things that can cause them and their friends to get sick.

Students were asked to wash their hands with soap and water, then glitter was dumped on their hands. After that, every student shook hands with their friends – it was easy to see how the glitter germs were transferred.

After this experiment, students better understood the importance of proper hand washing and how it makes sense to cough into your elbow.


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