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Active Time
< 10 minutes
Total Project Time
< 10 minutes
Key Concepts
Germs, diseases, hygiene

Introduction

How well do you wash your hands? Do you just give them a quick rinse with water, or do you use soap? Do you wash the backs of your hands and in between your fingers? Good hand washing is one of the best ways to prevent the spread of germs and diseases like the flu and common cold. Try this activity to find out if there are hard-to-wash parts of your hands where germs might be hiding!

Credits

Ben Finio, PhD, Science Buddies
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Materials

  • Sink
  • Washable paint
  • Soap
  • Hand towel
    Materials for hand washing experiment

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Active Time
< 10 minutes
Total Project Time
< 10 minutes
Key Concepts
Germs, diseases, hygiene
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