Soap experiment

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Learn how soap works to break down germs.
Suitable for:
All ages, in the classroom or at home.
You will need:
A bowl of water, liquid soap, ground pepper.
WaterAid/ Remissa Mak

Try the experiment

Learn how soap works to keep us safe, with this simple interactive experiment!

Washing our hands is vital to stop the spread of diseases like flu and COVID-19.

But did you know that almost 2 billion people in the world don't have the soap and/or water they need to wash their hands at home?

This experiment is a great way to get young people talking about handwashing, as well as introducing them to the science behind it through fun, practical learning.