How Does Asthma Work?

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What triggers asthma? What are the symptoms of an asthma attack? Watch a video that explains how asthma affects the respiratory system and the extra work the lungs have to do when a person is undergoing an asthma attack.

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Instructional Ideas

  • Show the video in a health sciences class
  • If any pupils in the class have asthma, ask them to talk about their experiences and precautions they take to avoid an asthma attack
Classroom Considerations

  • Best used in a respiratory lesson
  • Bring in an inhaler to show the class what it looks like
Pros

  • Comes with links for research, discussion questions, and a quiz
  • The cartoons help explain how the symptoms being described cause inflamed airways
Cons

  • None