Getting kids to wash their hands ain't easy. But Simpson has a brilliant method for teaching her young students about the importance of eliminating germs, which went viral on Facebook. The gross-out factor is HIGH, so don't read ahead while eating (especially if you're eating bread), but it's also pretty fascinating. This trick should get even the most cleanliness-phobic children to stick their hands under a faucet once in a damn while:
I WARNED YOU IT WAS GROSS.
In the caption, Simpson wrote:
To all my teacher friends this is the grossest yet coolest experiment. I did this while teaching about germs and how they spread. You use three pieces of bread. You let all the kids see you put a piece of bread in a baggy with a glove on hence "controlled" then you wash your hands and put a piece of bread in a baggy for "clean" last but definitely not least you pass a piece of bread around and let every kid in class touch it then you put it in a baggy and label it dirty. Watch how the bread changes over time due to germs. It is so cool and a great way to teach the importance of hand washing
Her post has been shared over 300,000 times. So clearly, she's getting the message out there.
Watch your backs, germs.