The Daily Check-up

By Erin Lyles, Trey Harper, and Rowan Brenzie

Why washing your hands is good information

You should wash your hands after you use the bathroom and before you eat.

You should wash your hands by first, rinsing your hands in water, second making sure soap is all the way around your hands, then rinsing your hands then, finally drying your hand with paper towels or hand dryer.

If you don’t wash your hands then it would be much easier for viruses to invade our bodies.

some vocab on germs

Bacteria-a member of a large group of unicellular microorganisms that have cell walls but lack organelles and an organized nucleus, including some that can cause disease.

Germs-a microorganism, especially one that causes disease.

Healthy-in good health.

Mucus-a slimy substance, typically not miscible with water, secreted by mucous membranes and glands for lubrication, protection, etc.

Respiratory System-The respiratory system is the set of organs that allows a person to breathe and exchange oxygen and carbon dioxide throughout the body. An example of respiratory system is the human's nasal passages, larynx, trachea, bronchial tubes and lungs.

Virus-an infective agent that typically consists of a nucleic acid molecule in a protein coat, is too small to be seen by light microscopy, and is able to multiply only within the living cells of a host