Helping Students Understand Sneeze Guards
At one time, classrooms were crowded and busy places, but that’s not the case now. Social distancing, protective masks, and barriers are the norm. Some of the younger children may be uncertain about the purpose behind sneeze guards in the classroom, and that’s understandable. At Plastic Welding and Fabrication, LTD, we’re well versed with guards and are offering tips for understanding their purpose.
Students should be told about sneeze guards to let them know they’re not meant as a punishment that keeps students away from each other or their teachers. It’s imperative to stress that guards are installed for protection.
Rather than telling students how they work, it’s best to demonstrate how the sneeze guards work to stop the spread of germs. A simulated sneeze will do the trick. Here’s how you do that. Put some colored water in a mist spray bottle and squirt it at the guard. When the fine droplets strike the guard and don’t pass through, it delivers a practical lesson on how the guards work to make classrooms safe.
Of course, this will likely raise questions about the size of germs and the impermeability of materials, but what better place to ask and answer questions than in a classroom?