Super Sneezes

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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, or into your sleeve (not your hands) 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, or your sleeve (not your hand) 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
 

DISCLAIMER: e-Bug was developed for use in schools pre-COVID-19 and so some activities may require modification based on your school’s distancing guidelines.

Please use your judgement and tell us how you have modified the activities, or if you would like to discuss some ideas, contact e-Bug@phe.gov.uk

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