You will not want to miss doing this bacteria science experiment of growing a germ farm with your homeschool. If you are like me, while reading this title, you immediately made a “yuck” face. I was like “ill”! You can either use this experiment with germs on your hands or, brace yourself… on your counters or surfaces around the home. As I am typing this sentence, I am grossed out thinking of what I would see. I challenge you to try this fascinating experiment Unfortunately, this post tells the truth when stating that “teaching germs to kids is easier when they can SEE the germs.” Hopefully, it will motivate them to use proper hand-washing techniques.
You might also want to check out the NEW Farm Notebook, a companion to Julia Rothman’s Farm Anatomy.
The Magic School Bus: The World of Germs
JuniorScope Microscope for Kids – 3 Magnification Levels – 40x, 100x, 400x – Includes Slides, Science Experiments & Accessories – Portable Student Microscope
Giant Microbes Brain Cell (Neuron) Plush Toy
Teacher Created Materials 27336 YOUR World: GERMS: Addition and Subtraction
The Bacteria Book: The Big World of Really Tiny Microbes
Germs: Fact and Fiction, Friends and Foes
Jeannette is a wife, mother and homeschooling mom. She has been mightily, saved by grace and is grateful for God’s sovereignty throughout her life’s journey. She has a Bachelor in English Education and her MBA. Jeannette is bi-lingual and currently lives in the Tongan Islands of the South Pacific. She posts daily freebies for homeschoolers!