Diaphragm Teacher Resources
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Take a deep breath and have your class construct working models of a lung! Using 500ml plastic bottles as the chest cavity, and balloons for the lung and the diaphragm, learners work in groups to make a model. The models help them to visualize how the diaphragm works to drop the pressure in the chest cavity, allowing for air to rush into the lung.
2nd - 5th Science
This plan has a PowerPoint, and two handouts attached. The concept is to clarify the structure and function of our respiratory system. Your class will like the activity with balloons that demonstrates lung capacity and the model of the diaphragm muscle allowing the lungs to either fill or empty.
7th - 9th Science
Why Do We Need Clean Air to Live? - Biology Teaching Thesis
Young scholars name the main components of the respiratory system. They write a reaction that contains complete sentences, and uses proper spelling and grammar, after viewing a video. Students define the following terms: lungs, respiration, involuntary vs.
9th - 12th Science
The Respiratory System
Respiratory systems are different in worms, fish, and human lungs, and each are explained by Paul Andersen with his fabulous SMART Board. How are these respiratory systems similar? Keeping breathing surfaces moist is essential in all these life forms.
9 mins 9th - 12th Science
Chapter 14 Worksheet and Reading Guide - Respiratory System
Written as a reading guide, this collection of 25 questions will query anatomy and physiology learners on the ins and outs of the respiratory system. Learners will take a deep breath as they dive into the organs involved and the mechanisms for oxygenation of the blood.
11th - Higher Ed Science
Investigation: Pollution Prevention Is Disease Prevention
Plenty of background information about how air pollution affects much more than just our lungs is included on this attractive handout. After reading, pupils make a working model of a lung and diaphragm. Junior physicians place a small piece of cotton in the lung to find out what happens.
4th - 6th Science CCSS: Adaptable
Breathing and Holding Your Breath
Five questions are presented and answered as a means of delivering information on the respiratory system. Using red and blue game chips, physiology learners model the movement of blood through the lungs. Groups of learners time how long each can hold his breath, deplete their oxygen supply by breathing into a bag, and then repeat the test.
8th - 12th Science
Lungs in Rib Cage
Students make a model of their lungs using a plastic bottle, modeling clay, balloons, a straw and rubber bands to help demonstrate how the lungs and the diaphragm work. Students construct the model and test it following a brief discussion on lungs and the rib cage.
2nd - 5th Science
Respiratory System - Questions and Answers
Intersperse your viewing of this video with questions that are shown on the screen. Keep your learners engaged by having them take notes and answer the questions. Parts of the respiratory system are shown with pictures and animation while a narrator explains the process of breathing and respiration.
6 mins 9th - 12th Science
Pollution and Lung Health
Students investigate how pollution affects lung health. In this pollution and lung health instructional activity, students build lung models from a soda bottle and balloons, and then discuss how the emissions from fossil fuels can adversely affect lung health.
4th - 12th Science
Children experience their expressive voice through movement. They discover exaggeration in writing by first exaggerating their voices and then their movements. They apply the concept of exaggeration to writing by creative movements that express a list of highly descriptive words.
4th Visual & Performing Arts