Safety & Disease Prevention - Bacteria Busters (GR 1-3)

by  Byrnes Health Education

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Bacteria Busters is a fun-filled program aimed at introducing the topic of germs to students in an age-appropriate way. Students will learn about different types of germs like bacteria, viruses, and fungi including how they function. Discussion around transmission of germs will focus on direct versus indirect methods. Students will be introduced to the function of skin as a protector/shield organ and second-lines of defense within the natural openings of our skin (eyes, ears, nose, and mouth) will be mentioned. Emphasis is placed on the white blood cells of the Immune System as the defense system inside the body to fight off pathogens. Finally, the program concludes on a discussion of prevention including the importance of handwashing and identifying objects that are okay to share versus objects that should never be shared.

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About This Program


By Request: $350.00

Pricing - $350 per program for 1-50 students; $600 per program for 51-100 students

A tiered pricing system is utilized based on the number of program participants which will be discussed at the time of scheduling.

**Please provide approximately 4 weeks' notice when scheduling.


One 45 minute session

Target Audience

Education: Grade(s) 1, 2, 3, Homeschool/Family

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Primary Disciplines

Health/Physical Education Safety & Disease Prevention

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Provider's Cancellation Policy

A fee of 25% will be charged to sites that cancel with 15-3 days notice.
A full 100% fee will be charged to sites that cancel with less than 48 hours notice.
No fee will be charged to programs cancelled due to natural causes (weather, etc.)

About This Provider

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Byrnes Health Education

York, PA
United States

Located in south central Pennsylvania, Byrnes Health Education (BHE) is a 501(c)(3) non-profit organization that remains dedicated to the mission of educating and inspiring people of all ages to make healthy choices since 1995.

We are proud to offer a variety of preventive health education programs to students (grades PreK-12) and adults (workplace, parents, teachers). Those local to our area can experience our "in-person" programs either here at our center or at their location. Additionally, now thanks to technology, participants outside of our "in-person" reach can experience our "live-virtual" webcast programs during which a BHE health educator streams live from one of our five teaching theaters, Participants in all programs are presented vital health content while being engaged through interactive visuals, props, exhibits, activities, and experiments,

Program subject areas include Social/Emotional (character education/bullying prevention), substance abuse prevention, general health, human development, nutrition & fitness, oral health, and safety & disease prevention. All program content is based on factual scientific information, and guided and mapped to state and national health education standards (as well as those in several Canadian providences).

We are passionate about health education and thrilled to be partnering with you to share in that passion!

Lydia Seifert, Director of Education Services
717-848-3064 ext 267

Program Details


1. Germs: bacteria, virus, fungus
2. Transmission: direct vs. indirect
3. Defense: skin & white blood cells
4. Prevention: cleanliness & sharing


At the conclusion of this program, participants will be able to:
1. Understand how germs are spread including direct and indirect transmission
2. Explain the body’s defense against germs including skin and white blood cells
3. Identify several ways to avoid spreading germs including proper hand washing techniques, good personal grooming habits, ways to maintain personal health, and items that can be shared and items that should never be shared with others

Standards Alignment

National Standards

Standard 1 Students will comprehend concepts related to health promotion and disease prevention to enhance health.
Standard 3 Students will demonstrate the ability to access valid information, products, and services to enhance health.
Standard 5 Students will demonstrate the ability to use decision-making skills to enhance health.
Standard 6 Students will demonstrate the ability to use goal-setting skills to enhance health.
Standard 7 Students will demonstrate the ability to practice health-enhancing behaviors and avoid or reduce health risks.

State Standards

Health, Safety, & Physical Education
10.1.3 E
10.2.3 A, B, E