World Asthma Day - 2nd May 2024

This collection of resources aimed at secondary school pupils includes a resource produced by Science & Plants for Schools (SAPS) to help put hayfever and asthma into the wider contexts of both plant and human biology, resources to explore lungs and respiration with peak flow tests, measuring total lung volume, blood oxygen levels and measuring the effects of exercise to investigate lung function. Pupils also explore how different activities affect their breathing and find out how statistical techniques are used to monitor air quality in London, they also learn about the causes of human pollution in cities and how air quality might be improved to help people living with asthma and other lung conditions. 



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Pollen, Lungs, Asthma and Allergies

Produced by Science & Plants for Schools (SAPS), this resource helps students to put hayfever and asthma into the wider contexts of both plant and human biology.

Students look in detail at how plants use pollen to reproduce, including growing pollen tubes and investigating the pollen in honey. They then...

How Science Works: Asthma on the Run

From Teachers TV, this takes a look into the research of biochemist Ceri Harrop. She specialises in respiratory medicine and developing new treatments for people with breathing difficulties.

As part of Ceri's...

Using Asthma on the Run

Produced by Teachers TV as part of the How Science Works series, this video can be used in connection with the Asthma on the Run programme.

In this video, science teacher Stuart Murphy uses the Asthma on the Run...

On Your Marks...Get Set...Breathe (Ages 11-14)

This resource consists of four experiments about breathing and lung function. Students use lung volume bags, peak flow meters and pulse oximeters to explore lung function and to find out how different activities affect their breathing. The experiments can be carried out in the science classroom but there is an...