Year 2

Science – Germs Experiment

When we returned to school, after the January lock down, we focused our science lessons on learning the importance of hand washing and why some germs are ‘bad germs’. We used a UV light box, kindly donated to our school, to carry out our experiment. First we put our hands under the UV light to see how many germs are on our hands prior to washing them, then we washed our hands as well as we could with soap and warm water. We were so surprised to see that we had missed some areas on our hands, particularly our knuckles and thumbs, when we put our hands back under the light. It took some of us four or five washes to get rid of most of the germs!