Who is this lesson for?

This lesson is suitable for pupils in Key Stage 3. The topic of asthma is explored in greater depth than in Key Stage 2.

What is included in the lesson?

The teaching resources include:

  • KS3 Asthma Lesson Plan (doc) - 170 KB
  • KS3 Asthma Presentation (ppt) - 4.28 MB
  • KS3 A28 Asthma Quiz (doc) - 50 KB
  • KS3 A29 Create the Respiratory System (doc) - 176 KB
  • KS3 A9 Group Work (ppt) - 756 KB
  • KS3 Your Turn Asthma (ppt) - 404 KB

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By the end of the lesson, pupils will be able to:

  1. identify a casualty who is having an asthma attack
  2. provide first aid for a casualty who is having an asthma attack
  3. seek medical help if required.

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