To help reinforce the importance of hand-washing, the BFCCPS Nursing Team performed an experiment with students.  Student hands were swabbed before and after hand-washing, the germs were transferred to Petri dishes and allowed to grow up into colonies of bacteria and viruses during Thanksgiving break.  As you can see, the results are impressive! 

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The team also spent time with grades K-4 using a lotion on their hands that “glows” under a black-light to show what areas need additional attention for thorough, effective handwashing.  Better handwashing leads to fewer sick days, which leads to more time to learn in the classroom!