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Snot Shop: the biophysics of boogies

  • CalendarAvailable on request
  • Clock outline2-4 hours

Snot Shop is an interactive activity to explain how the respiratory system works and its key components.

Snot Shop explores how humans get lung infections and the body's defence mechanisms as well as how to recognise different lung diseases and symptoms. These activities also develop lab skills including how to use basic lab equipment, manual skills, analytical skills, following scientific procedures and how to use controls in a scientific experiment. It can be adapted to suit a range of Year Groups (KS2 and 3).

About the organiser

This activity is organised by School of Biosciences. Contact Dr Kelly Berube at for more details.

How to book

Contact Dr Kelly Berube

TicketThis activity is free

We come to you

We want to make it easy for you to work with us. Wherever possible we will bring this activity to your school or college.


  • TickTeachers
  • TickKey stage two - ages 7-11, years 3-6
  • TickKey stage three - ages 11-14, years 7-9

Teacher supervision is required.

Curriculum themes

  • TickHealth and wellbeing
  • TickLife sciences

Activity type

  • TickActivity
  • TickWorkshop


  • TickEngagement with our research
  • TickSupporting curriculum themes
  • TickGetting ready for university

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