What's on our hands?
Blake's mum is a microbiologist and works at a vet clinic. She very kindly dropped in to talk to us about bacteria and showed us an example of bad bacteria that can be found in cows. We talked about bacteria that we carry on our bodies. To test this out, each child put fingerprint samples on agar plates and Michelle took them away to incubate them overnight. Yesterday she returned with each plate. We were all surprised to see just how much bacteria we have on our hands. Parents, this should make the children wash their hands thoroughly!