Adventures in Wonderlab

Adventures in Wonderlab

Fun science adventures for all ages!

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What is the Germiest Thing in your Home?

So, what is the most germ-filled item in your home? Any guesses? The toilet? The floor? Your children (ha!)? Believe it or not, the germiest thing in your home is the kitchen sponge. That’s right! That sponge you use to “clean” your dishes. Despite what might seem obvious, scientists have proven that kitchens actually have… (read more)

Do I Have to Use Sanitizing Wipes on my Shopping Cart?

Purell wipes

Most grocery stores offer sanitizing wipes as an option to wipe down your cart before starting your grocery shopping. I really do appreciate the opportunity to decontaminate my shopping cart. After all, I have read that shopping carts are one of the germiest things we touch in public… When you think about it, diaper-aged kiddos… (read more)

Do I Really Have to Wash My Hands? An Experiment with Hand Washing and Growing Bacteria

bacterial colonies

We finally got the chance to test out our new agar plates and do an experiment growing bacteria. Since it’s that special time of year again- when all of the bad germs try to make their way into our bodies and make us sick- we decided to do a hand washing experiment. How effective is… (read more)

Four Slime Recipes and Scaring Germs Away

Germs October is in full swing, and this means a couple of things to me… Halloween is coming up and it is the beginning of flu season! To tackle both of these subjects at once, I taught about slime and germs in preschool science this week. Germs on the Run I haveĀ a very fun and… (read more)