Pepper and Soap Experiment

Throughout the week, we have been talking about the importance of proper hand washing while having lots of fun doing different experiments. Today’s experiment was to chase the “pepper” germs away!
We prepared a dish with water and sprinkle some pepper in it. We imagined that the pepper flakes were germs. First, we put a finger in the center of the dish but nothing happened. We just got some pepper flakes stuck to our fingers. Then, we put a bit of soap on the tip of our fingers and put it again into the center of the dish. This time something incredible happened. The soapy finger chased those pepper flakes to the edges of the plate!
So it is the soap that chases those “germs” away! This is the reason grown-ups are always nagging you to wash your hands with soap!