Educator Resources for Hiccups

Everyone’s got a home remedy for hiccups, but what’s the story behind this annoying condition? In this BrainPOP movie, Tim will uncover the science behind hiccups, explaining the mechanism of how they work. You’ll learn about the diaphragm, the dome-shaped muscle that controls breathing, and how its spasms start the hiccup cycle. You’ll also see how a sudden rush of air into your lungs causes you to go “hic.” Tim will show you some of the common causes for hiccups, too, and also tell you about some cures and why they work. So hold your breath and count back from twenty; the movie’s about to begin!