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:
- Lung function
- Health equity
- Engineering design process
- Scientific and health communication through demonstration