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STATES CHRONICLE – A 60-year-old teacher from North Carolina found a clever trick to convince her students to wash their hands before eating. She used bread to show the kids the effect of unwashed hands on food and taught them a valuable lesson on the importance of hygiene. Now, parents are praising her initiative, and want to spread this trick everywhere on the internet.
Using bread to teach kids the importance of hygiene
Donna Gill Allen decided to teach her students the importance of hygiene with a little experiment meant to show them what happens if they don’t wash their hands before eating. Therefore, she took three bread slices as samples and showed them what dirt could do. The first slice was the controlled piece, which she placed in a plastic bag while wearing protective gloves.
Then, she touched the second slice after she washed her hands, and placed it in a different plastic bag. In the end, she passed on the third slice to all students, who hadn’t washed their hands. At the end, she placed this slice in the bag as well. Each bag was labeled accordingly and hung on the wall for all kids to see.
Now, kids will never forget to wash their hands before eating
Over the next days, they could see how all bread slices evolved, and learn a valuable lesson. The slice they had all touched with dirty hands started developing green mold, while the other two remained intact. Although it was a bit shocking for the kids, they definitely never skipped washing hands again.
Allen took photos of all the bread slices and posted them online. There, she taught other teachers how to conduct the experiment, and show their students how important hygiene is. Her post had an immense success and was shared over 75,000 times. Parents and teachers alike praise her idea and are determined to try it with their kids as well.
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