COVID-19 Germs Experiment for Kids!

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  • Published on:  Monday, March 16, 2020
  • As schools are closing and some parents are working from home more than they regularly do, you may find your family spending more time together than before.

    Here's a fun experiment to do with your kids to explain the importance of washing our hands during the Coronavirus pandemic.

    What you’ll need:
    o Pepper (which acts as the germs)
    o Bowl of water (which acts as surface of our skin on our hands)
    o Soap

    Step 1:
    o Shake pepper on top of the water. Give it a good coat! These are the germs that are on the surface of our skin.

    Step 2:
    o Have your child stick one fingertip directly into the bowl of water with pepper or “germs” on it.
    o You'll see the germs stick all over your hand when you don't wash your hands!

    Step 3:
    o Rub a clean fingertip in soap. Make sure it is coated well.

    Step 4:
    o Stick the finger with the soap on it into the “germy” water and watch the germs spread out across the water! This is because the soap breaks down the virus!
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