Wednesday, 12 October 2016

Visit from a microbiologist

We have a mum in this class who is a food microbiologist.
Ana came to our class today to give a wonderful presentation on food safety and bugs.
She took swabs of 3 children's hands (one washed his hands with soap, one washed her hands with water and one didn't wash his hands at all).
Ana will have these swabs tested (and one from an apple which had rolled on the floor, had been in a lunchbox, on the table and in various hands before being swabbed) and will have the results for us on Friday.
We can't wait!
Ana also talked about food with sell by dates and what that means for food safety.
We have left two yoghurts on the window sill.  We expect that the heat there will cause the yoghurts to go off and maybe explode!
How exciting!
Thank you Ana for such a wonderful talk!
Friday, October 15th.
Ana came back to us with the results of the swabs.
See for yourself:
We are going to be very careful about washing our hands in future!

Here is a fun site about handwashing and germs:

No comments: