Students had the chance to listen to a heart and lungs with a stethoscope. They also participated in a fun activity about germs. Each student put lotion on his/her hands. Then one student was given a really bad germ on her hands (a bunch of glitter). She then shook each student's hand. By the end, each person had a bunch of "germs" (glitter) on his/her hands. Students could visibly see how germs are easily spread. They also learned how to properly wash their hands and had a chance to practice this after the lesson.
Students had a wonderful time learning more about the human body. It might not surprise you that many of my students said they wanted to become a doctor after this great presentation!! Thank you Dr. McCool for teaching us more about the human body! This was a perfect lesson for our science unit.