House flies are not only a nuisance while they are buzzing around your head, they are also carriers of germs and diseases. Insect sprays will kill the house flies, but they are not safe to use around food, children or animals. Sticky flypaper will catch some of them, but it's unattractive. Making your own fly traps is inexpensive and uses...
Apples and Handwashing: "We put a clean apple slice in one jar. We passed another apple slice around the class as we came in from recess with dirty hands. We have been observing the two jars in the science center. This is the difference after 8 days - gross! (This picture doesn't really show the mold.)" - A great way to teach about germs.
FREEBIE!! Cold and flu season is just around the corner. Help your students remember to practice good hygiene habits with the "Germ Stopping Song." The "Germ Stopping Song and poster is a fun way to remind students to cover their coughs and sneezes, use tissues, and wash their hands. It is sung to the tune of "Row Row Row Your Boat" and goes like this: "Co-ver when we cough! Co-ver when we sneeze! Use a tissue. Wash our hands. Keep our own germs please!
"Menstrual rags were considered dangerous, precisely because they facilitated a dangerous mixing of germs and gases in a warm place" (Brumberg, 38).This pin warns of the dangers of what tampons contain and how forms of hygiene products can be harmful.
picture of germs - Nasal infection as a contagious sinus disease transmitting a virus with a human nose and nostrils spreading dangerous infectious germs and bacteria while sneezing during a cold or flu symptoms - JPG