Teaching overview

Learning points

  • The proper name for snot is mucus.
  • Mucus coats the inside of the nose and other parts of the body to stop them from getting too dry.
  • Mucus acts as a barrier to stop dirt and germs from getting into the body.

Curriculum keywords

  • Body systems
  • Health
  • Hygiene

Spark a discussion

  • What are the two main jobs of mucus?
  • Why do we produce more mucus when we have a cold?
  • What do you think would happen if your body stopped producing mucus – or produced too much of it?

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