Bread Experiment – Part 2

You might remember last week, we set up an experiment to see which piece of bread would be the mouldiest. We left the bread for a week in a sealed bag and the results are in…

The winner of the mouldiest piece of bread was dirty hands!

We have learnt the importance of washing our hands after we go to the toilet, before we have something to eat and if we sneeze or cough into our hands. We don’t want the germs to get into our bodies and make us poorly. We have seen first hand how germs can be transferred and can make us poorly.

Bread Experiment – Part 1

Today we set up an experiment in class. We have been learning about how germs can be transferred from one place to another and about the importance of washing our hands.

We asked the question ‘Which piece of bread will be the mouldiest after a week? We used four pieces of bread and put them in different situations. The first was a control piece that no one touched with their bare hands. The second piece was touched by dirty hands. The third piece was touched by clean hands and the fourth and final piece was touched by the iPad.

We then made a prediction as to which piece we though would be the mouldiest after a week. Come back next week to find out our results!

Which one do you think will be the mouldiest?