As we look at the vibrant leaves and breathe in the brisk air outside, it is evident fall has arrived and is planning to stay.
As so many of us educators experience, the cooler air that fall and winter brings can often affect our immune systems and bring about increased susceptibility to colds and flu. Teaching about germs and reinforcing the concept of handwashing can evolve into an entire week-long science series.
Explore our videos on germs, keeping hands clean, how to correctly wash hands, and the importance of soap to emphasize the importance of such a simple hygiene task.
There are infinite opportunities to take this basic hygiene science lesson and make it interdisciplinary by incorporating math, art, literature, and social studies. For example:
Wash your hands, spread the word, and stop the germs.