Germs are a big deal right now! The majority of the world is isolated in their own homes, for good reason. Germs can be good for your body but they can also be negative. Instead of focusing on the scary things that are going on in the world right now, lets focus on what we can control. That is, how we deal with our germs.
In this post you will find our favorite Usborne’s book regarding germs and other resources to help you create a mini unit to teach your kids about the importance of germs.
Usborne Books about Germs
What are Germs? – Usborne’s Very First Question & Answer
Activities to Teach About Germs
Bubble Bath – if your feeling really excited throw in some foam ABC’s, little Pom Poms as Germs, or let the kids clean the germs off their toys
YouTube Video Clips
These clips were selected to teach a variety of age groups. It is your job to decide which videos are appropriate for your child’s level of understanding, sensitivities and interests.
Wash Your Hands Clean Song – The Kiboomers
The Journey of a Germ – Sid the Science Kid
What is Corona Virus – Dr. Binocs
How Germs Spread – Explaining the Science for Kids
What Happens if There is a Pandemic – ASAP Science
How Pandemics Spread – Ted Ed
Science Experiments That Teach About Germs
I love having the option to do experiments or simply watch them in action. The first two experiments would be quick to put together with minimal supplies needed. One has a fast reaction and one takes time. I say do them both, but the choice is up to you or maybe you want to get your little Scientists to make the decision.
Moldy Bread Experiment – This experiment would be extra easy to lean into the scientific ways of learning. Make a hypothesis, and have your kids record their observations on a piece of paper
Hand Sanitizer vs Washing Your Hands with Soap
Please share our Mini Unit with your friends and family and stay tuned for tomorrow’s lesson.
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