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Pollution and Lung Health
Young scholars investigate how pollution affects lung health. In this pollution and lung health lesson, 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 22 Views 36 Downloads
Students investigate the lungs and the effects of smoking upon them. They conduct research with the help of using multiple resources. The information is used in order to create the context of models made from clay of healthy and diseased lungs.
3rd - 5th Visual & Performing Arts 3 Views 1 Download
I Keep My Lungs Healthy, I Don't Smoke
Students investigate the negative effects of smoking on the lungs. They discuss the function of the lungs, identify the various damaging effects of smoking, and conduct a demonstration of how difficult it is to breathe if their lungs fill with tar by breathing through a straw while holding their nose.
K - 2nd Health 3 Views 21 Downloads
The Power of Our Lungs
Students complete various activities to find and compare relative lung capacity, calculate how many breaths they take in their lifetime, and estimate how much additional oxygen they need when exercising. They use their results to discuss adequate
6th - 8th Health 3 Views 14 Downloads
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 3 Views 13 Downloads
Effects of Lung Disease
Students illustrate the chronic lung conditions associated with smoking and write a persuasive argument against smoking. For this lung disease lesson, students use straws and balloons to illustrate the problems created by smoking. They write a persuasive argument against smoking.
6th - 8th Science 3 Views 20 Downloads
The plan is to have adolescents work in groups to reserach the effects of smoking cigarettes on the lungs. Once they have collected information, they create a presentation to share with the rest of the class. This is part health lesson and part technology skills practice.
6th - 8th Health 3 Views 0 Downloads
Young scholars explore one's lung capacity, the human body, displacing volume of water with volume of air and spirometer use. Using simple math, students figure out their lung capacity by breathing into a bottle filled with water and measuring the volume of water displaced.
2nd - 5th Science 3 Views 8 Downloads
How the Body Works - Lungs
Take a breather while your class takes in this information on the respiratory system. The roles of the lungs, diaphragm, bronchioles, and alveoli, are explained by a casual radio announcer as listeners call in to ask questions. The creator of the video also has a reading article, assessments, worksheets, and even a written lesson plan for this topic!
5 mins 4th - 8th Science 18 Views 14 Downloads CCSS: Adaptable
Young scholars study the function of lungs. For this lung function lesson, students complete an experiment using balloons to study the way lungs work. Young scholars study a diagram of their lungs and make a hypothesis for their lung capacity experiment.
4th - 6th Science 3 Views 10 Downloads
Students determine their lung capacity by completing a science experiment with a bottle of water. In this lung science lesson, students discuss the lungs' purpose. Students complete an experiment to determine their lung capacity using a water filled bottle.
4th - 6th Science 3 Views 3 Downloads
Bottled Model Lungs
Learners will learn about the respiratory system by comparing and contrasting models, building their own models, and giving one another feedback. Questions about familiar body systems can be useful in getting students to start thinking about systems generally.
K - 2nd Science 3 Views 22 Downloads