Sunday, January 15, 2012
So we have all been sick lately, this time of year, gotta love it!
So I decided to take advantage and teach the kids about GERMS!!! Yes, the icky, nasty things that make us sick ugh!
First I showed them some pictures online of what germs can look like under a microscope
Of course I heard the "EWWWW!!! And Gross!!!!"
I explained that germs are found all over the world, in all kinds of places.
There are four major types of germs: bacteria, viruses, fungi, and protozoa.
They can invade plants, animals, and people, and sometimes they make us sick.
I can read all day long but to really understand you must show, so I decided to do a little experiment with the kids to show how fast germs can spread. I put germs A.K.A, baby powder on all of our hands and told them to just act normal. After a few minutes I showed them just how fast the germs on their hands spread. It was so funny it was in their hair on their clothes, face etc...
I wrapped up the lesson by letting them know that good hygiene and hand washing is all we have to do to keep the bad germs away and stay healthy. Kids were really happy to hear that and I think they will defiantly be willing to wash those hand better now !