Training & Education
Below you will find links to information on trainings and educational resources.
BAM! Body and Mind – Hand Washing Experiment (5-8)
Students will learn that “clean” hands may not be so clean after all and that washing their hands can prevent the spread of disease.
CDC Science Ambassador Lesson Plans – Inquiry into Infectious Disease: It’s a Germy World After All Cdc-pdf[PDF – 43 pages] (9-12)
This lesson engages high school students in a demonstration of how germs are transmitted from person to person and involves them in an inquiry-based activity and webquest.
Curriculum Ideas for Exploring HandwashingCdc-pdfExternal [PDF – 30 pages]
This curriculum assists children in developing healthy habits and gives them an appreciation for, and an understanding of, the benefits of handwashing.
GloGerm – Educational WorksheetsExternal (K-6)
These lesson plans and worksheets in English, Spanish, and French tailor handwashing information and activities to grade level.
Healthy Schools, Healthy People – It’s a SNAP Annual Recognition AwardsExternal (K-12)
Help prevent school absenteeism by creating a handwashing campaign for your school community—and win national recognition and prizes!
Minnesota Department of Health – Age-Appropriate Handwashing CurriculumExternal (Age 3-adult)
This curriculum teaches handwashing to preschoolers, young children ages 3- 6, middle school and junior high students, and grades 9-adult.
Health Promotion Materials
View and download videos, podcasts, posters, stickers, and more for kids and other audiences.
Download and customize these presentations, featuring simple global handwashing data and information in an interactive format ideal for a classroom setting.
Global Handwashing Partnership – Tools & TemplatesExternal
Download toolkits, infographics, and other handwashing materials for a variety of audiences.
Healthy Schools, Healthy People – It’s a SNAP Annual Recognition AwardsExternal
Download posters, postcards, stickers, and more for kids.
Henry the Hand – Posters and Coloring BooksExternal
Receive materials by email for children from preschool to high school.
NSF Scrub ClubExternal
Explore videos, games, and downloads for kids.
Sesame Street Handwashing Video
View video in eight languages.
CDC employees, contractors, and university fellows provide community outreach, including handwashing education, in schools, community- and faith-based organizations, and at events in their own neighborhoods. Contact CDC Community Relations for more information.
David J. Sencer CDC Museum
This unique museum features award-winning permanent and changing exhibitions that focus on a variety of public health topics, as well as the history of CDC. The museum is free and open to the public. It can accommodate student field trips and other groups by reservation.