Primary: Hand Hygiene
Produced by the Health Protection Agency, this e-Bug resource looks at how harmful microbes can be spread by contact and how good handwashing can help to prevent this spread.
Extensive teacher guidance, stimulus materials and students' activity sheets are included in the resource.
In the activities, children carry out an experiment to see how microbes could spread from person to person simply by shaking each others hands. They also investigate different methods of hand washing, to determine which is the most effective.
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