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In this activity, students are hooked into ideas about immunity by making fake snot. Students discover what snot is and how it is an important part of the body’s defence against infection.

By the end of this activity, students should be able to:

  • explain what mucus (snot) is and how it’s an important part of the body’s defence against infection
  • discuss how/why scientists use models to explain science concepts.

Download the Word file (see link below) for:

  • introduction/background notes
  • what you need
  • what to do
  • fake snot recipes.
    Published 27 October 2010, Updated 31 October 2018 Referencing Hub articles