Secondary: Hand Hygiene
Produced by the Health Protection Agency, this e-Bug resource contains teacher guidance, stimulus materials and student activity suggestions. It considers the need for effective hand washing to limit the spread of infections.
Students carry out an experiment to observe how microbes can spread from person to person simply by shaking their hands. They also investigate the most effective methods for washing hands. Once completed, the students should have a better understanding of preventing the spread of infection, and how, when and why to wash their hands.
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