Frequently Purchased Together
Ever wondered if Mom knew what she was talking about when she told you to “wash your hands?” Wonder no more… Glitter Bug Lotion is sure to cure any doubt about the necessity of washing your hands. Squirt a little of the lotion on your hands and then wash your hands. Break out the black light and discover all the “germs” you missed. You won’t believe your eyes when you see everywhere Glitter Bug still resides! This germ simulator lotion reacts under the black light to show you where the Glitter Bug Lotion didn’t get washed off.
- 240 mL bottle of Glitter Bug Lotion
- Enough lotion for over 200 uses
Glitter Bug Lotion – Hand Washing Experiment
How do you explain the concept of germs and the importance of washing your hands to your kids in a way that they can understand and visualize?
Rub one pump of Glitter Bug lotion into your hands to simulate what it would be like to have germs on your skin.
Look at your hands under black light. Can you see the simulated germ glow?
Using soap and water, wash and then dry your hands like you normally would.
Use a black light to check your hands and see if any germs remain on your skin and fingernails. Any areas that glow under the black light will reveal any weak spots in your hand washing technique.
Improve your technique. Do you need to wash for a longer period of time? Do you need to use more soap? Do you need to scrub your hands in a different way? What variable(s) could you change to clean the areas that the black light revealed?
Repeat steps 1-4, but try changing one variable at a time. Measure and write down your results. Repeat these steps until you are unable to see any spots under the black light.
What Does It Teach?
Help children understand the importance of hand-washing and proper hand-washing technique. The specially formulated Glitter Bug Lotion appears under blacklight and shows areas where hands weren’t thoroughly washed and how rapidly germs can spread from one child to another. Glitter Bug Lotion is a must-have product for every classroom, home or even workplace!