Eww. THIS Is What Your Child's Hands Look Like After Playing Outside

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Germs, germs, germs.

We know that everything is covered in "germs" but it's a different thing to actually see them. If you aren't the type to religiously wash your hands with antibacterial soap, this might change that.

A microbiology lab technician named Tasha Sturm created a hand print in a petri dish with the help of her 8-year-old son.

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"It's partly to show that there are microbes everywhere," explains Sturm to Today

According to her post on Microbe World, after her one of her kids played outside, she got a petri dish and poured tryptic soy agar into it. She let it cool, and later had her child press his hand into it. After incubating, these microbes began popping up.

What did her little one say to his hand print?

"He said, 'That's cool.' And then my daughter said, 'Let's do the dog's nose, let's do the paw, let's do the cat's tail,'" says Sturm.

She often does fun experiments like these with her kids to interest them in science. But the experiment isn't over. She plans to narrow down what the fungi, yeast, and bacteria are.

So far, she believes the biggest one (white and on the palm) is something found in dirt called Bacillus. She also believes the white spots are bacteria called Staphylococcus, and the yellow areas are yeast.

Who said science can't create art?


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