In 2014, students should learn about:
• the impact of exercise, asthma and smoking on the human gas exchange system
• the effects of recreational drugs (including substance misuse) on behaviour, health and life processes
The resources in this list can be integrated into existing schemes of work to supplement this unit.
Visit the secondary science webpage to access all lists: www.nationalstemcentre.org.uk/secondaryscience
Links and Resources
This film provides useful background information on asthma. The film below gives some good tips on how this film can be used in class, so it's worth watching both films before planning a lesson on this topic.
This film shows how science teacher Stuart Murphy uses the Asthma on the Run video to engage the students at the start of the lesson and to introduce practical activities related to lung function.
Students carry out peak flow tests, measure total lung volume, blood oxygen levels and measure the effects of exercise to investigate lung function.
This TV chat show style resource is designed to support a class debate exploring the social, political and health issues surrounding alcohol consumption.
Plenty of gory slides in this resource which demonstrate some of the effects of alcohol, tobacco and solvents. Students can be given the slides and asked to add their own text using information from the resource documents provided, or you can create your own resource packs to support the activity.