As schools are closing and some parents are working from home more than they regularly do, you may find your family spending more time together than before.
Here’s a fun experiment to do with your kids to explain the importance of washing our hands during the Coronavirus pandemic.
What you’ll need:
o Pepper (which acts as the germs)
o Bowl of water (which acts as surface of our skin on our hands)
o Shake pepper on top of the water. Give it a good coat! These are the germs that are on the surface of our skin.
o Have your child stick one fingertip directly into the bowl of water with pepper or “germs” on it.
o You’ll see the germs stick all over your hand when you don’t wash your hands!
o Rub a clean fingertip in soap. Make sure it is coated well.
o Stick the finger with the soap on it into the “germy” water and watch the germs spread out across the water! This is because the soap breaks down the virus!