Republic High Schoolers Teach Kindergarten Students About Germs

By KOLR10 News

Published 04/17 2014 11:16AM

Updated 04/17 2014 07:16PM

REPUBLIC, Mo. – Republic High School AP biology students traveled to Sweeny Elementary to teach kindergarten students about germs on Thursday.

In two 45-minute sessions the high school students helped kindergarten students answer questions like "What is growing in different areas of the school?", "What does medicine do to germs?", "What do things look like under a microscope?"

Earlier this week, the kindergarten students took swab samples from all over their elementary building and, with help from the high school students; those samples were viewed under light microscopes and stereo-microscopes to help them compare "bacteria food" and "medicine" samples.

The collaboration provides a hands-on experience which increases the depth of knowledge these students are experiencing with the scientific process.

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