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An Impressive Experiment Reveals The Importance Of Hand Washing

An Impressive Experiment Reveals The Importance Of Hand Washing
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Before the Coronavirus crisis many people were taking handwashing for granted, we knew its importance but we did not give it much care. Now the Corona era has changed many things concerning our hygiene and the way we are performing it. But when it comes to kids, it is absolutely another story. Kids don’t usually pay attention to washing their hands or even listen to the continuous demands of their parents concerning their hygiene. Yet it is worth repeating that hand washing is the best method to keep kids from being infected and stops the spreading of germs.

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However, the challenge to convince kids about the importance of handwashing and to what extent it can protect them from bacteria and viruses remains. Whether they are at schools or playing in the yard or at home they are inevitably exposed to germs. So, if you feel tired of reminding your kids to wash their hands when they come in from playing or after using the bathroom or before eating, you should keep in mind that they always need concrete examples to be convinced, and the best way is experiments.

A teacher called Jaralee Metcaf from Idaho decided to show her pupils what words couldn’t reflect concerning the importance of handwashing. Her project was simple and clear but it impressed not only her students and their parent but also all social media followers after she published it on several platforms.

If you didn’t have the chance to see it, the following slides will inform you about the experiment that reveals the importance of handwashing.

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  1. It shows you that the sanitised cleaning cannot be better than the old fashion a good soap and warm water and clean your hands all the ways you can to clean them every where including the nails under. Today I cut my nails short to get the less germs, under the nail I clean them whit a small file.

  2. a friend who is an elementary teacher has consistently had lower absentees due to illness. the only thing she’s ever done different is make her students wash their hands if they cough or sneeze or blow their nose or go to the bathroom…. it’s pretty amazing since it was enough of a difference that the school noticed.

  3. Excellence illustration for Parents & Children
    “A picture is worth a thousand words “
    Thank you,
    Responsible Educator

  4. FUI MAESTRO DURANTE 43 AÑOS, COLOMBIA, EN DIFERENTES COLEGIOS Y RECUERDO QUE NUNCA HICIMOS CAMPAÑAS POR EL LAVADO DE MANOS, AHORA LA PANDEMIA NOS MUESTRA LA IGNORANCIA QUE HEMOS TENIDO A ESTA NORMA DE HIGIENE PERSONAL. DEBERÍAN COLOCAR ABUNDANTES LAVAMANOS CERCA A LOS SALONES DE CLASE Y CAMPAÑAS CONSTANTES PARA REZALTAR SU IMPORTANCIA. CUÁNTAS INASISTENCIAS TANTO DE COLEGAS COMO ESTUDIANTES SE HUBIERAN EVITADO CON ESTE SENCILLO PERO MARAVILLOSA PRACTICA DE HIGIENE.

  5. There is a very detailed method for applying hand sanitizer in order for it to be effective.
    If applied correctly it has been proven, in many studies, to be more effective than soap and water.
    1. If there is any visible soiling on hands then soap and water must be used instead of, or in conjunction with, sanitizer (soap & water first)
    2. If hands become sticky/tacky then soap and water must be used
    3. The method of sanitizer application requires using a certain amount, applying thoroughly to every part of the hands in a very specific way, for a specific amount if time.
    Lastly, hands need to dry naturally, no towels etc, before touching anything.
    If the correct technique is used then It is extremely effective.
    4. All health departments have pamphlet diagrams on this technique available
    The technique does not take long to learn.

  6. An extra note re hand sanitizers / they need to have a specific percentage of alcohol, not just any hand gel will work. If the alcohol percentage is correct and you use the correct technique it results in 99.9% effectiveness

  7. I remember when I was in elementary school back in the late 50’s and 60’s we use to have bathroom breaks. The teacher always remind her students to wash out hands. And also before lunch those that needed to use the restroom go first and wash their hands and those that didn’t just wash their hand.
    We were always taught hygiene.

  8. It makes sense since i was taught to wash my hands with soap and water in order to avoid any chemical toxic until i saw these examples of this bread. Sometimes I forgot to wash my hands whenever I got home from work . Thanks once again.

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