To start off their science curriculum, RHMS Montessori students in room 108 did an experiment focusing on why we wash our hands to discover how germs spread and move quickly around them.
The tools used in this task were a bowl of water, dish soap and black pepper. The black pepper was sprinkled across the surface of the bowl representing the germs that sit on the surface of our skin. The children covered one finger with dish soap and once they placed their finger in the bowl of water, the pepper scattered to the edge of the bowl. The protection from the dish soap attacked and pushed the black pepper away.
The children enjoyed observing the pepper and water to easily visualize the concept of why it is important to wash your hands with soap and water to fight germs.