Mini mossie net

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Aim: To understand how people can be protected from Malaria.
You will need: Empty match boxes, thin wire, scraps of fabric, circular pieces of net, paper clips, string.
Duration: 40 minutes

Make a miniature bed with a mosquito net. Explain that by sleeping under nets, people can protect themselves from being bitten by mosquitoes while they are sleeping. Mosquitoes carry Malaria, which can be a deadly disease.

Make the beds out of empty matchboxes. Cover them with fabric or paper, to look like a bed. Make a little person to sleep in the bed (out of wire and fabric). Finally make a mosquito net to hang over the bed. The circle of net will need to be large enough to cover the whole bed to the ground, when you hold it up by pinching it in the centre. Use an unfolded paper clip to make a hook, and thread it through the middle of the net circle.

At home find somewhere to hang your mini net from, such as under a shelf, or from a table lamp. You could attach a longer piece of string to the hook, so that it can be hung from a higher place.