Kids Vids LESSON PLAN
Hand Washing with Soapy
This lesson can be Health or Science
For this lesson you will need:
á Hand Washing with Soapy Video
á Germinator Quiz that can be downloaded at www.kidsvids.net/teachers.html
á When To Wash coloring page that can be downloaded at www.kidsvids.net/teachers.html
á Germinator coloring page that can be downloaded at www.kidsvids.net/teachers.html
á Crayons, colored markers or pencils.
á Liquid Soap, running water and paper towels.
á Stop watch (optional)
What are germs?
-Germs are found all over the world, in all kinds of places. There are four major types of germs: bacteria, viruses, fungi, and protozoa. They can invade plants, animals, and people, and sometimes they make us sick. Soapy told the kids about Bacteria and Viruses.
What are Bacteria?
Bacteria are tiny, one-cell creatures that get nutrients from their environments in order to live. In some cases that environment is a human body. Bacteria can reproduce outside of the body or within the body as they cause infections. Some infections bacteria cause include sore throats (tonsillitis or strep throat), ear infections, Hepatitis, Salmonella and pneumonia.
-Bacteria consist of only a single cell, but don't let their small size fool you. They are amazingly complex.
-Bacteria live on or in just about every material and environment on Earth from soil to water to air, and from your house to arctic ice to volcanic vents. Each square centimeter of your skin averages about 100,000 bacteria.
What are Viruses?
Viruses need to be inside living cells to grow and reproduce. Most viruses can't survive very long if they're not inside a living thing like a plant, animal, or person. Whatever a virus lives in is called its host. When viruses get inside people's bodies, they can spread and make people sick. Viruses cause chickenpox, measles, flu, and many other diseases. Because some viruses can live for a while on something like a doorknob or countertop, be sure to wash your hands regularly!
-When we forget to wash our hands, or don't wash them properly, we can spread germs to other people, or give them to ourselves by touching our eyes, mouths, noses or cuts on our bodies.
-We can also pick up germs from objects, such as doorknobs, stair railings and money, touched by other people who aren't good hand washers. Have your students think about all the things they touch each day and how many people may have touched them before.
Tell your students about the two words germs fear — soap and water. Washing your hands well and often is the best way to ward off these harmful germs and to become GERMINATORS. Wash your hands every time you cough or sneeze, before you eat or prepare foods, after you use the bathroom, after you touch animals and pets, after you play outside, and after you visit a sick relative or friend.