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a ch i ld ’s ge rm•a•p e d ia is a germ germ•a•pedia is a germ guidebook. learn about guidebook. Learn about good germs, bad good germs, bad germs, and how to live safely with germs at home, at school and in public places. germs, and how to live safely with germs at home, at school and in public places.

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germ•a•pedia is a germ guidebook. learn about good germs, bad germs, and how to live safely with germs at home, at school and in public places.

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d id you k now t hat t her e ar e germs t hat he l p pl ants grow and stay healt hy ?

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There are germs that live in the soil that protect plants from bad diseases and pests. Germs also help convert good nutrients, like nitrogen, into forms that plants need to grow and stay healthy.

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d i d you kn ow th at th er e a r e g er m s i n you r stom ach that h el p you d i g est f ood ?

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There are bacteria in our stomaches and intestines that break down food and release important nutrients that give us energy. Without these bacteria, the nutrients in food would pass through our bodies and be lost as waste.

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d i d you kn ow th at g er m s h el p m a ke d el i ci ou s ch eese th rou g h f er m en tati on ?

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Yeasts and bacteria aid in the proces of fermentation, which is a chemical process where sugars are converted into ethanol. Fermentation is used to make a variety of food, including cheese.

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d i d you kn ow th at th er e i s e n o u g h b ac t e r i a i n yo u r body to fill a big soup can?

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There are more than 100 trillion bacteria in the human body, which can add up to five pounds of bacteria. Most of the bacteria in the human body are harmless and many help keep people healthy.

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was hing yo ur hand s wit h s oap is a gr eat way to pr e ve nt infec t io ns

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Washing your hands is an effective way to prevent getting infected with harmful germs that can cause illness. Be sure to wash your hands with soap and water.

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sn eez e or cough i n to the upp er part of your arm, n ot i n to your h a n d s

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Good hygiene etiquette is an important and simple way of helping control the spread of harmful germs to you and other people. Sneezing into the upper part of your arm can help decrease the spread of harmful germs and infections.

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wash your hands with soap and water af ter touching any an imal , inc lud ing p e ts

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Animals, including your adorable pets, can carry harmful germs that can cause infections. So it is important to wash your hands thoroughly after touching them, with soap and water, which can help prevent infections.

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do not shar e f ood or dr in ks w i th oth er p eop l e

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Harmful germs can spread from person to person through the sharing of food and drinks. To prevent this, do not share your food and drinks with other people.

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MICROVERSE  

This is the story of my MFA Graphic Design thesis, MICROVERSE. It is about germ education and helping people live healthy lives with germs.

MICROVERSE  

This is the story of my MFA Graphic Design thesis, MICROVERSE. It is about germ education and helping people live healthy lives with germs.

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