Sneeze Zone

Through this fun activity you can learn more about the spread of microbes and their potential to infect people. 

This activity shows how pathogens spread and the importance of good hygiene habits.

Using a water sprayer to mimic sneezing and a tape measure to measure distance, you will get an idea of how far droplets from a sneeze can travel. You will also see how many people you can infect with a single 'sneeze' if you don’t cover your face with a hand or tissue. You may be surprised!

Many infections, such as colds and flu, are airborne and spread in tiny droplets of water in coughs or sneezes. Each droplet can contain thousands of potentially harmful microbes that could cause infection. However, the spread of these microbes can easily be stopped by covering your coughs and sneezes with a hand or tissue! 

Age: 7 years + (KS1 +)

This page was last updated on 2017-01-16