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The Human Body
Germs Make Us Sick

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Germs Make Us Sick
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Reading Level
     edHelper's suggested reading level:   high interest, readability grades 3 to 5
     Flesch-Kincaid grade level:   1.75

Vocabulary
     challenging words:    scrubbing, spiral, sticking, living, microscope, harmful, lined, spikes, straight, kill, kinds, often, skin, scrape, past, than


Germs Make Us Sick
By Cindy Grigg
  

1     Germs are tiny living things. They are so small you can't see them. In fact, 1,000 germs could fit on the end of a pencil!
 
2     Germs are everywhere. They are in the air you breathe. They are in the food you eat. They are in the water you drink. They are on everything you touch.
 
3     So why aren't we always sick? Many germs are not harmful. They do not make us sick. Also, our bodies keep germs out most of the time.
 
4     Your skin helps keep germs out. As long as there are no cuts or scratches, germs can't get inside. That's why we should wash a cut with soap and water and use medicine to kill germs on it.

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