In the after school program, Mythbusters, students sampled various areas of the school for germs and bacteria. Here are some of the results:
In Mythbusters, we took cotton swabs and rubbed them on the phone, water fountain, a dollar, Madame Elliot’s keyboard, a soccer ball, a door knob, Mrs. Lavoie’s desk, the boys bathroom, and the girl’s bathroom, to see if everyday objects were dirtier than a toilet. We rubbed them in Petri dishes with agar gel in them and let the bacteria grow. One week later we brought out the Petri dishes and took a look at them.
We were surprised to see that the boys bathroom and the soccer ball tied at first place. By second week, the dollar took over first place, and the girls bathroom came in second. We are interested to see the results for the third week.
The afterschool program “Mythbusters" did an experiment about germs. I thought that Madame Elliot’s keyboard would be the dirtiest but I was wrong. It was a fun project to do.
I think the money is dirty because many people touch the money.
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