Middle (Advanced)

Catch Your Breath! (Advanced)

Exploring Respiratory Function and Asthma

Students use the same equipment as physicians and other healthcare professionals to measure the oxygen saturation level in their blood, their peak flow rate, and lung capacity. Students then measure these same parameters after adding slight resistance to breathing to simulate the effects of asthma. Another aspect is to promote understanding and develop empathy for students with conditions such as asthma.


This module is appropriate for students in Grades 6 and up.


The minimum time required to complete this module is 75 minutes.


For more information, please refer to the Next Generation Science Standards for Catch Your Breath! (Advanced).