Hand Washing Experiment

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An engaging experiment allows scholars to understand why the recommendation is to wash for 20 seconds with soap and water — while making them aware of their own habits! 

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CCSS: Adaptable
Instructional Ideas

  • Have students take note of how many people they observe washing and not washing their hands when they are in public restrooms
  • Create posters to place in bathrooms reminding everyone to wash hands properly
Classroom Considerations

  • Experiment requires a sink for each group
  • The lesson is the fifth in a series of nine

  • Includes an evaluation sheet to assess understanding
  • Provides correlated textbooks and many Internet resources

  • None
Common Core