Science students at a Banbury Aspirations Campus have found out how easily germs such as coronavirus spread if not caught in a tissue or one’s elbow.

As part of Science Week (6 -15 March), students at Futures Institute used a virus substitute – tonic water mixed with bio washing powder and water in a spray bottle – to produce a liquid that will show up as a glow under ultraviolet (UV) light. They then did a series of experiments to show how the virus can be transmitted.

Virus experiment kit
Hedhr with his ‘mucus’ detector kit

Dr Catherine Pickup, Director of Project-based Learning at Futures Institute Banbury, said the experiment was timely and it tied in with students’ current study of explosions.

You can read the full report in the Banbury Guardian online.

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