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Mystery Science Mini Lesson - How Does Hand Sanitizer Kill Germs? (Third - Fifth Grade)

Grades: 5th Grade, 4th Grade, 3rd Grade
Subjects: Science, Home Learning

Student Instructions

Science is all around us. Let's get ready to learn something new today with Mystery Science! 1. Tap the link and watch the video. Make sure to stop and think about the questions when asked. 2. πŸ—£ Talk to your family member about what you learned about germs and hand sanitizer. What are germs and where can you find them? Do all germs and bacteria make you sick? How can you stop the spread of germs that cause sickness? 3. ✏️ Write down what you now know about germs, who discovered them and how, the types of germs, how they are spread, and how hand sanitizer and washing hands helps. 4. add Tap the add button. Get ready to be the teacher! πŸ‘©πŸ½β€πŸ« 5. video Tap the video camera to record yourself teaching us all there is to know about germs and hand sanitizer. Talk us through what you wrote down and your thoughts about germs and how to stop their spread. 6. check Tap the check to save. Family Extensions: - Use found objects, clay, or play dough to construct different models of the germs, viruses, and bacteria you learned about. - Create a poster teaching people how hand sanitizer works. - Get micro and look very closely at surfaces when you are at home or outside. Notice anything you didn't notice before? - Create a book about the history of germs.

Teacher Notes (not visible to students)

Students can enjoy powerful science activities while learning from home. Mystery Science mini-lessons are a way for students to explore science topics individually or with their families. Learning from home is a great time to encourage curiosity and build scientific thinking skills. You can find more lessons here: https://mysteryscience.com/school-closure-planning. NGSS 3-LS2-1 - Construct an argument with evidence, data, and/or a model. NGSS 4-LS1 From Molecules to Organisms: Structures and Processes