Super Sneezes

Teaching Time: 50min

Target Group: Key Stage 1

Curriculum Links:

Science: Working scientifically; Living things and their habitats

English: Reading and comprehension

PSHE: Core Theme 1 - Health and Wellbeing

Mathematics: Comparing measurements

Learning Objectives:

All students:

  • learn that there can be harmful microbes in your sneezes.
  • learn that microbes can travel through the air.
  • understand that if you sneeze into your hand you should always wash your hand afterwards.

Most students:

  • understand that microbes can spread to others through sneezes.
  • understand that sneezes can spread germs a long way.
  • understand that sneezing into a tissue is the best way to stop the spread of colds and flu germs.
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Description:

In this section students observe on a large and fun scale how far germs are carried when they sneeze, and that covering your mouth with a tissue can prevent the spread of infection.

Activities include:

  • “Super sneeze” experiment where students observe how far germs in a sneeze can spread and how to stop the germs from a sneeze spreading
  • “Super slimy snot” recipes and fact sheets
  • “Super sneezes” word search game

The following video demonstrates techniques for conducting the “Super sneeze” experiment.

Resources
  • Super Sneezes - Complete pack  Microsoft Word icon    Adobe PDF icon
  • Other resources
  • Key Stage 2 pack England  Microsoft Word icon    Adobe PDF icon