Donna Gill Allen

Educating children about the complexities of science can be challenging at the best of times - but one teacher has fortunately come up with a genius little experience to engage her students.

Donna Gill Allen wanted to teach her pupils the importance of washing your hands, and she shared the fruits of her labour on Facebook.

The lesson she was trying to convey to her kids was on germs and how easily they could be spread.

To do this, Gill Allen used some slices of bread, baggies and a little bit of patience.

Here's her methodology:

You use three pieces of bread. You let all the kids see you put a piece of bread in a baggy with a glove on hence "controlled" then you wash your hands and put a piece of bread in a baggy for "clean" last but definitely not least you pass a piece of bread around and let every kid in class touch it then you put it in a baggy and label it dirty.

Watch how the bread changes over time due to germs.

And the results are enough to make anyone remember to wash their hands.

Her post has since had more than 70,000 shares and many teachers commented to say they were going to try it in their classroom.

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