Germ Experiment Results !

Mrs Meaton carried out a great experiment with Room 8 students, to discover just how many Germs & Bacteria are lurking on our hands and on our classroom surfaces.  ...................

It has been scientifically proven by Room 8 students that our cleaners and the extra COVID practices that have been put in place are keeping our classroom surfaces safe at LGPS !

The results of the experiment are as follows : -

Least amount of Bacteria/Germs causing Mould -  Classroom Surfaces 
2nd    -   Hand Washing with Soap
3rd     -   Using Hand Sanitiser
4th     -   Girls Unwashed Hands
5th     -   Hands washed only with water.
Most amount of Bacteria/Germs causing Mould  - Boys Unwashed hands

So it is official - Always use soap to effectively wash your hands !!




Well done to this group of scientists, what a great visual reminder of the normally invisible germs and bacteria around us.



Here are some write ups that the children have done regarding their experiment:

Bread Mould Experiment

Hello my name is Phoebe and I’m going to tell you what happened with our bread mould experiment. What did we do? Two weeks ago, Room 8 decided to investigate germs. We used fresh white bread to test the experiment. What did we find out? That washing your hands with soap is much better than sanitising your hands or just washing your hands with water.

Classroom surfaces has only grown a small amount of mould, meaning that cleaners are cleaning regularly.       By Phoebe

 

Bread mould experiment

Last week we used seven pieces of fresh bread to find out how quickly germs spread. We touched different surfaces in the classroom.

Two cool facts

We found out that boy’s dirty hands were the dirtiest and when you wash your hands just with water it only washes of the dirt that you can see.  BY AMELIE

 

Bread Mould Experiment

Two weeks ago 30.4.20  Room 8 did an experiment on how bacteria and germs effect bread. They used seven pieces of untouched white bread. Seven kids were chosen and had different assignments some didn’t wash their hands, only used hand sanitizer and more! Including frequently touched surfaces in the classroom. Where all touched with the white bread.

What happened? Well everyday mould slowly grew! And last Thursday 7.5.20. Room 8 had a look! They were quite surprised with the results. The one with the most mould was no washing hands/dirty hands. Second was hands with just water. Third was sanitizer. Fourth hands washed properly and lastly was classroom surfaces. Also meaning that the cleaners at Little Grove Primary are doing a good job! So does this change the way you wash your hands?                     By. Eleanor

 

Bread Mould Experiment  -  By Will.

Last week we used 7 pieces of bread to find out if we have germs or bacteria on different surfaces. We came back after lunch and we touched bread with dirty hands, hand sanitiser, just water, control and soap.

We found out that dirty hands were the mouldiest. I found it interesting that hand sanitiser was mouldier than soap and water. Only water was the second mouldiest. Control nearly had no mould.


BREAD MOULD EXPERIMENT - By Amber

What did we do?

Last week we used 7 pieces of fresh white bread to find out if we have germs or bacteria on different surfaces. They were Classroom surfaces, Boys dirty hand, Girls dirty hands, just water, water and soap, hand sanitiser and a control that was the most important.

What did we find out?

I thought that classroom surfaces were going to have the most amount of mould, but it had the second least. Washing your hands with soap is the most effective and it works the best, but you can still use hand sanitiser. The results of classroom surfaces show the cleaners have done a good job