The word "mucus" evokes strong feelings of disgust, yet this humble substance serves many important functions for our bodies. In this one-hour lesson plan written by educational program manager and former teacher Xochitl Garcia, students of all ages will learn about mucus, create their own slime and mucus models, and explore mucus in the animal kingdom. On the page linked above, visitors will find the lesson plan, including reference materials, audio-video resources, and directions for making mucus out of common household substances. In the section More Mucus Awesomeness Explained!, visitors will also find links to further reading suggestions. The lesson plan conforms to NGSS Standards and Science and Engineering Practices, which makes the materials and activities easy to integrate in life science, biology, or biochemistry classrooms. The Many Types of Mucus is offered by Science Friday, the highly regarded syndicated radio show and educational content creator (previously featured in the 07-02-2021 Scout Report).