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CDCM PHA STEM Lesson – Exploring Polio

In Exploring Polio, student scientists learn about the cause, symptoms, and treatments for polio. Students build a model of the lungs and then design and perform a demonstration of how phrenic nerve paralysis due to polio causes breathing problems. Students communicate their findings with others to spread awareness about polio.

Topics included in Exploring Polio:

  • Polio
  • Outbreaks
  • Lung function
  • Paralysis
  • Health equity
  • Engineering design process
  • Scientific and health communication through demonstration