As part of our learning challenge we have been learning the importance of good hygiene to keep healthy. We investigated how germs can spread easily using glitter and hand cream to imitate how germs can be passed on to each other. Then we tested different ways to clean our hands using, no water, cold water and finally soapy warm water. We observed closely using magnifying glasses. We learnt that the best way to remove germs from our hands is by using warm soapy water.
We worked scientifically to investigate how a sneeze travels. We used an aerosol spray to simulate a sneeze and explored using the aerosol to spray onto large pieces of paper at different distances to see the effect.
We compared the spray pattern from the different distances and discovered that the bigger the distance from the paper the bigger the circle of spray.
We learnt that it is important to cover your nose when you sneeze otherwise it can spread germs which can be harmful and make us ill.