Learning area: STEM
Time commitment: 55 minutes (plus time to conduct and present experiments)
Best for: Kindergarten, Grade 1, Grade 2
To introduce students to the process of planning and conducting a science fair project about germs and the spread of disease.
1. Write the basic steps for the scientific process on the whiteboard.
2. Have students drag and drop steps from their experiment to match each step in the process.
Join the clean club and investigate how handwashing affects germs!
Follow the steps below to conduct your experiment.
Microbes, or germs, are too small to see without a microscope. But if many of them grow together, sometimes the group of them gets big enough that we can see it. The more microbes there are, the faster they will grow big enough to see. We can use this fact to test for microbes.