Today in Science, Year 2 carried out an investigation on germs. The children were given plates with water which had black pepper sprinkled on top – this represented germs. They then took turns at dipping their fingers into the water to see what happened. But nothing changed at all. However, when the children put some soap on their fingers and dipped them into the peppery water, the pepper spread out away from the soapy fingers instantly. This proves that germs do not like soap and therefore, we should always be aware our personal hygiene and wash our hands properly!