Science / History investigation on handwashing

Class 2 have investigated the importance of hand washing as part of our work on Florence Nightingale, which also linked to our Science work on Animals and their needs.

The children all passed around a slice of fresh bread before putting it into a sandwich bag. They then went and washed their hands with soap and water. After that, they were given another slice of bread to pass around before it went into the sandwich bag. Another slice of bread was put straight into a sandwich bag without being handled.

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We left the bread for several days and after a week or so, we looked to see what had happened. We talked about the importance of good hand washing to in order to help stop bacteria growing.

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