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Contamination Detectives

This resource from Wellcome Trust Sanger Institute is a hands-on classroom activity for Key Stage Two students that aims to support the teaching of topics such as microbes and hand hygiene. This interactive, practical activity demonstrates how microbes, such as bacteria and viruses, can be spread through surface contact. Using a special UV gel or powder, teachers can demonstrate to students how easy it is to spread microbes to different surfaces and the importance of good hand hygiene. This activity can be used as an interactive classroom session when discussing topics on bacteria or viruses, e.g. influenza (flu). It can also be used as an interactive science week activity or demonstration.

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