|MadSci Network: Microbiology|
My science fair question is actually "How often should you wash your body?". I want to determine how fast bacteria, fungi, or viruses grow on your body. I found an experiment where you use unflavored gelatin in jars/petri dishes-- I plan on taking samples as soon as I am done showering from between my toes, and under arms; then take the same samples 2 days after showering, and if I don't stink too bad, 4 days. Do you think I will actually be able to see results? and if so can you give me names of possible bacteria, fungi, viruses that I will see growing? and any other tidbits that may help me-- This is my first science fair and I'm in the 4th grade. thank you very much :)
Re: How fast does bacteria, mold-fungi or viruses grow on your body?
Try the links in the MadSci Library for more information on Microbiology.