Authors: Amber Carter, Tayven Dilleshaw, Connie Golden, Stacey Goodwin, Kedra Jackson, Taylor Kun, and Micah Waterlander
Laura Grantham, MSN, RN
Our service-learning project was about infection prevention and was presented to the Satilla Elementary School Pre-K- 2nd grade students. Our goal was to teach students how to prevent the spread of infection through hands-on and visual activities. The first activity was the germ tent that was blacked out and sprayed with "germs" from a "sneeze" to show how far germs travel. This was accomplished using glitter that illuminated in the black light. The next activity was a build your own germ. Students added glitter, beads, and other ingredients to their slime to represent what their germ looked like. The last activity was a teach-back demonstration of proper handwashing. The first part of this activity was to show how easily germs are spread from person to person through shaking hands and high fiving the students with glitter on our hands. The students then demonstrated how to wash their hands using soap and water. This allowed us to evaluate that the information presented was received properly. The last part of our project was the gift bags that included stickers and coloring pages to be colored at home. The goal of the coloring pages was to serve as a reinforcement of information.