Superheroes need to eat a variety of food to make sure that their bodies are getting all of the nutrients they need. We looked at different types of food and the jobs that they do. Did you know that carbohydrates release energy slowly in your body so that you feel fuller for longer? That means a superhero will be able to fight his enemies for a long time without getting hungry! Also, fruits and vegetables will help keep germs at bay so superheroes will be able to save the world without worrying about getting a cold or flu!
We tasted lots of different types of foods and talked about what they do for our bodies.
We have carried out another experiment to investigate the importance of hygiene. We have thought about the different times we need to wash our hands including after going to the toilet and before eating. We used three slices of bread and treated them differently before placing them into sealed plastic bags. The first slice of bread (control) was placed into the bag using a clean plastic glove, the second slice of bread (clean) was placed into the bag by a child who had washed their hands using soap and hot water and the third slice of bread (dirty) was placed into a bag after being passed around all the children in the class who had not washed their hands - this slice also got dropped on the floor!
The children made their own predictions about what they thought would happen to the different slices of bread.
Control - there will be no germs
Clean - there will be no germs
Dirty - there will be some germs
We regularly observe the different slices of bread and look for any changes. We will let you know whether our predictions were correct...