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Snorers - what's all that noise?

Topic: Animals including humans

Scientists in the US have found that found children whose parents snore are three times as likely to do so too. Experts in the UK said it was more likely to be due to families being overweight, as obesity is linked to half of all snoring. Snoring means that less oxygen is being breathed in when asleep so snorers find it difficult to concentrate the next day. Scientists have found that children who are bad snorers are more likely to get bad marks at school.

In this activity children learn about how sounds are made. They learn the difference between speaking and snoring and which parts of the body are responsible. They create a simple poster as a visual aid for a 90 second presentation. The presentation is given to a nuisance snorer explaining what causes snoring and about the consequent ill effects.

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