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Teacher's Disgusting Experiment Proves Hand-Washing Is Super Important

Lex Gabrielle 24 Dec 2019

All parents and teachers know that getting your kids to have good habits when it comes to personal hygiene is very important. Not only do we want to make sure our kids are clean, but we want to make sure they don't get sick.

Schools are definitely the easiest place for kids to pick up some illnesses.

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From hallways to staircases and even in classrooms, germs are everywhere. When our kids sit at their desks or touch a doorknob, they're touching everyone else's germs, too.

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Not all kids wash their hands, let's be real.

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While we put signs in classrooms, bathrooms, and lunchrooms, we can't monitor our kids all day, all of the time to make sure they wash their hands.

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In fact, most kids today think they can do without all of the hand washing.

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With hand sanitizer on the market coming in cute, fun, scented mini bottles—kids would rather use that than actual soap and water.

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While some parents and kids think this works, it doesn't quite get the job done.

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One teacher decided to embark on an experiment to prove how important it is to actually wash your hands.

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Teachers Dayna Robertson and Jaralee Metcalf posted their experiment on Facebook.

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The two said they decided to do the experiment right around the start of flu season, so that kids understood how to deal with germs.

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The teachers used a simple piece of bread to showcase everything.

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"We took fresh bread and touched it. We did one slice untouched. One with unwashed hands. One with hand sanitizer. One with washed hands with warm water and soap. Then we decided to rub a piece on all our classroom Chromebooks,”

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The pictures prove that the germs are all over the class computers, which is a bad sign.

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The germs on these are enough to get everyone sick. Honestly, it's disturbing.

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Even the hand sanitizer proved to not work as well.

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The mold and germs were showing up all over the corners of the bread, proving that this doesn't really help as much as people think.

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The soap and water seemed to be the one that kept hands the cleanest.

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The experiment proved that soap and water keeps hands cleanest.

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After the experiment, many of the kids got grossed out by the mold.

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The teachers hoped that the kids would be more inclined to wash their hands after seeing the experiment.

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And, they urged parents to push their kids to wash their hands too.

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Especially with flu season upon us!

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