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Germ Transfer Demonstration

This “hands on” experiment provides a great demonstration to show kids how easily germs spread.

Get the Materials for the Germ Transfer Experiment

You will need just a couple of items to do this demonstration:

Glo Germ is a safe way to simulate germs. It comes in lotion and powder. I prefer the lotion. Like germs it cannot be seen.

How to Conduct the Germ Transfer Demonstration

  1. “Infect” one or two people by putting the Glo Germ on their hands.
  2. Go on with your normal activities for a while.
  3. Then check the area and other people with the black light later and see how the “germs” have spread. Any place they touched, and potentially spread the germs, will glow in the black light.

Kids love this demonstration! If you have time, let all of the children be “infected” after the initial germ transfer experiment. They will have fun seeing how the germs end up everywhere!

You can also use it to see how well they wash their hands.

Germ Transfer Demonstration video

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