WONDER #1417: Why Do Your Lungs Burn When You Run in the Cold?

Question 1 of 3

What is the scientific name for the windpipe?

  1. trachea
  2. nasal cavity
  3. blood vessel
  4. lung

Question 2 of 3

When you inhale cold air, your body works to warm the air and make sure it has enough what before it enters your lungs?

  1. calories
  2. vitamins
  3. moisture
  4. cells

Question 3 of 3

Cells lining the trachea can become irritated by cold air because what occurs?

  1. plasmification
  2. dehydration
  3. humidification
  4. laryngitis

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