Asthma Lessons

Mucus Madness

Sticky, ooey-gooey mucus sometimes makes it hard to breathe.
STEAM: Make slime: measurement
Health topic: asthma, respiratory system

An Air Affair

We need oxygen for our bodies to function, and the lungs help us get the air we need! Take a deep breath and feel your chest expand – those are your lungs inflating. Exhale and feel them deflate!
STEAM: Make a lung model
Health topic: asthma, respiratory system

Brush Up on Breathing

Lungs are pink and spongy and fill up with air when we breathe in, or inhale.
STEAM: Use sponges to mimic the texture of the lungs
Health topic: asthma, respiratory system

The Nose Knows

Things in the environment can affect how we breathe.
STEAM: Use beads that represent asthma triggers; patterns
Health topic: asthma, respiratory system

Nutrition Lessons

From Fork to Stomach

The digestive system is what helps us use the food we eat.
STEAM: Use a Ziploc bag to make a model of how the stomach digests food
Health topic: digestion, nutrition

Let’s Make Poop

The digestive system gets our food ready to be poop!
STEAM: Use a model to show how food becomes poop
Health topic: digestion, nutrition

SEPA Being Me Asthma Unit