Germs, Be Gone!

In Science, Year Two have been learning all about personal hygiene. They learned that keeping themselves clean and tidy means they can live a healthier and happier life. Year Two learned about lots of different ways they can have good personal hygiene, including brushing their teeth, wearing clean clothes and having a bath or a shower.

The children had to think of objects they touch every day, such as a toilet flush or a door handle. They realised that lots of other people touched these objects too.

Year Two did an experiment to investigate how washing our hands with soap can reduce the amount of germs we spread. First, they were given a bowl of water with pepper in. When they dipped their finger in the water, the pepper (the germs) stuck to their skin. Next, the children put soap onto their finger and dipped it into the water again. This time, the pepper didn’t stick to their finger, it moved away. The children were amazed!

After they had conducted their experiment, the children wrote about it in their Science books. They had to remember what they needed, the steps they had to follow and, of course, the amazing results.

Article 24 – We all have the right to live in a clean and safe environment.

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