How Gross Are Your Electronics?
Why washing your hands is more important than you think
How much bacteria is on the surface of the school issued iPads and on the average high schoolers cell phone.
The cell phone is going to have more bacteria on it than the iPad.
- Cell phone
- 1 Nutrient Agar plate
- 2 Sterile cotton swabs
1) Gather the materials
2) Swab the surface of the phone
3) Swab the surface of iPad
4) Place samples on Agar Plate
5) Allow bacteria to grow
6) Take pictures of samples
Front Side of Dish
1 is the bacteria found on the iPad and 2 is the bacteria found on the iPhone. As you can see, the bacteria found on the phone is much larger than that on the iPad.
Back Side of Dish
This picture provides a better angle of the bacteria found on the iPhone, and the dark collection of bacteria is actually mold.
This is the iPhone and iPad that we tested.