Learning About Germs!

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My kids had a blast learning all about germs.  We watched videos, made crafts, and read a few books about germs.  This was certainly a fun week in our homeschool!

We are starting our Human Body Unit this week.  Of course we are creating a new lapbook.  Yep,  Human Body Lapbook, here we come!!  (I will post this book and all supporting studies in one combined post once we are finished).  Since we have all been sick on and off for the last 2 months what better starting point…germs!

We started out watching a short episode of Sid the Science Kid talking about germs.

This video was a hit:

Alex was super interested in learning about germs.  Surprisingly, both kids went and washed their hands after this video!

We talked about germs are and what they do.  Alex liked that I described them as tiny invaders…I am sure he is convinced that a germ is some sort of ninja.

 

We read a few books about germs:

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Next was time for art.  Alex and Ava were given a hunk of crayola craft clay and lots of crafty odds and ends and asked to make a pet germ.

Ava working hard on her germ!

 

Alex and his germ. (By the way we had Monday school in jammies day today so Alex sported his boxers all day!)

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

Next we watched a short clip which Alex found totally hilarious titled ‘The Sneeze, the journey of a germ”  located on Discovery Education Streaming.  We lost Ava to her room around this time but Alex was still gung-ho on germs.  He sat still and watched an entire, 28 minute, Reading Rainbow episode on germs.

Overall, it was a really good day.  We had a few melt downs here and there, I blame it on the full moon, but now that they are all asleep and I have a glass of wine I would certainly call it a good day.  And I am convinced that I will have no problem convincing my kids to wash their hands for at least the next day or so!

You can find a few more germ activities over at My Little Scholar.  There are a few activities and printables over at EdHelper.

Have fun learning about germs!

To see a list (with links) to all of our homeschool learning lessons please click here.

Germs:  Free Lesson Ideas

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7 thoughts on “Learning About Germs!

  1. Angela says:

    It was fun! Audrey has since destroyed the germs so we need to make more. Alex is the handwashing King now…he makes sure that we are germ free throughout the day!!

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  3. Jill says:

    I am sharing this with a friend, right now! Her 4 year old told me just days ago “I like germs they are tasty.” His mom said he also tells everyone Chicken Pox are his favorite food… {kids say the funniest things!} Anyhow, she is looking for ways to teach him about germs 🙂 This is perfect.

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