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Stacy Shirley


Grades: PK-TK, Kindergarten
Subjects: Health, Science

Student Instructions

Click the green add Page 1: pen Draw your germs on the hand and mic record your prediction of what gets rid of the germs Page 2: pen Draw your germs on the hand after wiping them with a paper towel Page 3: pen Draw your germs on the hand after washing them in water Page 4: pen Draw your germs on the hand after washing them with soap and water Click the green check to save your work

Teacher Notes (not visible to students)

The idea for this experiment came from Sid the Science Kid: The Big Sneeze (Season 1, Episode 18) https://youtu.be/n6DuZjePTXs Have students cover their hands in dirt (their germs). Students examine their hands and document the amount of “germs” on their hands. First students wipe their hands with paper towels, examine the amount of “germs” left, then document. Repeat with just water. Finish with soap and water. Talk about the difference in amount of “germs” based on how hands were cleaned. Talk about the importance of washing with soap and water to get rid of the germs they can’t see. ST3.16 Makes a prediction when prompted ST5.16 Uses more detailed drawing, writing, models, or creative expressions to present ideas ST6.8 Compares findings to predictions or expected results