CDCM PHA STEM Lesson – Hand Hygiene

In Hand Hygiene, student scientists learn how proper hand sanitation can reduce illness and deaths worldwide. Students learn when and how to sanitize hands by performing a handwashing experiment. Students explore the art exhibit, Watching Hands: Artists Respond to Keeping Well, and then create a piece of handwashing-inspired art to share with others.

Topics included in Hand Hygiene:

  • Health consequences of hand hygiene
  • Diarrheal and respiratory diseases
  • Sanitation
  • Antibiotic resistance
  • Public health and art
  • Engineering design process
  • Scientific and health communication
Page last reviewed: October 4, 2021