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Elementary School’s Science Experiment With White Bread Goes Viral

The era of flu is here – It’s time to be extremely careful!

The season of flu spreading is finally here and with the Centers for Disease Control revealing widespread Influenza situations in about 23 states, it’s high time you get extremely careful with whatever thing you do. Mose especially, you have to look out for your kids.

A behavioral specialist, Jaralee Metcalf working in an Autism unit with students in Kindergarten through 6th grade has, however, discovered a trending experiment.

Jaralee and her Special Education Teacher, Dayna Robertson both found the experiment on a C.S Mott Children’s Hospital website named ‘How Clean Are Your Hands?’

Jaralee Annice Metcalf

The experiment featured 5 slices of bread in separate bags, of which a slice was inserted untouched while another was touched by kids with unwashed hands. 

A third was touched by kids who washed their hands with soap and water while the 4th  slice was touched by kids who used hand sanitizer. Conclusively, the last slice was rubbed on the classroom Chromebooks.

Within a couple of days, Molds started forming on some slices.

Here Is The Mold That Formed From The Chromebooks Experiments

Jaralee Annice Metcalf

And Here’s The Untouched Slice Of Bread

Jaralee Annice Metcalf

This Was Touched By Kids With Dirty Hands

Jaralee Annice Metcalf

The Washed Hands Experiment

Jaralee Annice Metcalf

The Hand Sanitizer Slice Bread

Jaralee Annice Metcalf

‘We decided to use this experiment because we’ve been learning about decaying leaves, flu season approaching as well as mold. We both agreed it would be an awesome mold experiment to learn about germs.’ Metcalf explained while speaking to Bored Panda.

She added: ‘The experiment worked. The students were so involved as they usually are with hands-on experiments. With the results coming out shocking, the students and staff have taken a very serious turn toward better hygiene.’

Metcalf Described The Experiment In A Facebook Post:

Jaralee Annice Metcalf

Here’s What People Had To Say About The Experiment:

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