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Elementary School’s Moldy Bread Science Experiment Gives Eye-Opening Glimpse At How Germs Spread


Flu season is upon us, and every precautionary measure makes a difference. While adults are generally responsible for maintaining their own hygiene and staying up to date on their medical needs, it isn’t always as easy with children. Not only do they cut corners a lot of the time where staying clean is concerned, but they’re around so many other children whose families may not prioritize these measures as much as your own. It can be stressful to keep your family from falling ill, but one school has found a way to get through to kids.

Jaralee Metcalf is a behavioral specialist who works in an autism unit with students in kindergarten through sixth grade. She teamed up with her co-teacher, special education teacher Dayna Robertson, to find an unforgettable way to explain the spread of germs to kids. That’s when they stumbled upon a science experiment on C.S. Mott Children’s Hospital‘s website. The experiment is called “How Clean Are Your Hands?” and the visuals are hard to forget.

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