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Sixth graders understand the importance of their lungs and ability to breathe well. For this effects of smoking lesson, 6th graders have parents complete an experiment and record whether or not they are a smoker and the size of a balloon they can blow up. Students input this information into a spreadsheet program and analyze it using median, mean, and mode.
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.