Bacteria Near Your Mouth
By: Shebani,Srijaa & Neeraja
The objective of this experiment was to see how much bacteria is on the objects and things we touch on a everyday basis. For example: money, doors, laptops, and in this particular experiment, water fountains.
We expected more bacteria so we decided to let it sit for another day.
There ended up being 9 groups of different types of bacteria and even mold.
If you are wondering what we tested then it is the silver part where the water is coming out of.
There were 9 different types of bacteria and even mold growing on the spout.
So now what?
Not all bacteria is harmful; we need some exposure to help build our immune system to fight off illnesses. However, if there is a huge amount in one particular area (such as a water fountain), that is a concern as the chance of getting sick increases. This doesn't mean that you should never use a water fountain; it just means that you need to be careful.