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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Huff and Puff: Designing a Device for Measuring Exhalation Volume

This resource provides a cross-curricular design and technology project which links to work on the lungs and respiration. Children design and make a device to measure maximal exhalation volume. They also discover more about the work of biomedical engineers throughout the process. This resource was designed for use...

Green Cities Air Quality Management Game

This resource produced by Siemens introduces students to the impacts that population size and pollution have upon air quality. A series of worksheets allow students to identify equipment used to measure different types of weather activity and construct a population pyramid for a fictional "Green City". They analyse...

Air Quality

Air pollutants arise from natural processes and human activities. In this SATIS Revisited resource, students investigate air pollution, how it is monitored and some effects on human health. Air pollutants arise from a wide variety of sources, although they are mainly a result of the combustion process. It is easy...

Statistics - why air pollution is a problem

Statistics are a vital tool that can be used to define and solve a wide range of problems in everyday life. In this lesson students will revise and consolidate statistical techniques and then look at how these techniques were used to identify and overcome problems of air pollution in London in the 1950s and how...