BAM! Body and Mind
Your Body
The Buzz On Scuzz

They're so small you can't even see them. They multiply faster than the clothes that keep piling up on your floor. They're everywhere — they lurk in the water you drink, the food you eat, and the air you breathe. At this very moment they are in your stomach and on your skin. What's more, they've been around forever. Sound like creatures from a horror movie? Nope! They are germs or, more scientifically, microbes. And there is more than one kind of microbe out there. Viruses, bacteria, fungi, and protozoa all qualify.

Some of them can make you really sick if you're not careful. We've got posters for boys and girls that give you ways to stay ahead of to stay ahead of those nasty germs.

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What: Learn about germs that make you sick How: Learn how to wash your hands properly When: Learn when you should wash your hands
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