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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 20 Views 15 Downloads CCSS: Adaptable
Pollution and Lung Health
Students 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 24 Views 39 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
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 61 Views 54 Downloads CCSS: Adaptable
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
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 6 Views 30 Downloads
Why Do We Need Clean Air to Live? - Biology Teaching Thesis
Students 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 7 Views 21 Downloads
Measuring Lung Capacity
Sixth graders explore measuring lung capacity. In this respiratory system lesson plan, 6th graders conduct an experiment on their fellow class mates that measures how much air capacity their lungs have. Students record and graph the data collected.
6th Health 10 Views 27 Downloads
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 6 Views 6 Downloads
Heart and Lungs
With a partner, youngsters measure their pulse and breathing rates, both at rest and after running in place for a minute. While this activity is not novel, the lesson plan includes a large-scale classroom graphing activity and other resources that bring in an interdisciplinary aspect.
K - 6th Science 25 Views 25 Downloads
Gas exchange: Respiratory Systems
The need for a respiratory system in humans versus being reliant on gas exchange structures is demonstrated. There are many details about the advantages and disadvantages of each mechanism. Students are able to learn about the hemoglobin (haemoglobin) and oxygen dissociation curve.
10th - 12th Science 32 Views 76 Downloads
Gas Exchange And Respiratory Systems.
Explore structures within the realm of gas exchange in terrestrial and aquatic life. The excellent, labelled diagrams and clear descriptions help your students view the different structures and adaptations that have developed. The 29 slides explain diffusion of gases, and students should be able to take useful notes to summarize these facts and processes even further.
10th - 12th Science 7 Views 58 Downloads
All Choked Up By Smoking Statistics
Scholars use the article "More College Young scholars Are Smoking, Study Says" as a springboard for discussion on the reasons why people smoke cigarettes. They investigate different methods of graphing statistics by using the data provided in the article.
9th - 12th Math 22 Views 232 Downloads
Here is a lab activity where teens experience the respiratory system first-hand as they dissect lungs and identify key structures within the system. Although the website is written in British English with some slightly different verbiage and spellings than American English, the worksheet is a Word document, so you can change the spelling if needed.
9th - 12th Science 3 Views 1 Download
Life science learners construct lung-o-meters from gallon-sized milk jugs and then measure their lung capacities. For older students, have them graph the vital lung capacities of each person in the class. Cross-curricular pieces are provided for little ones, including a reading of Mr.
3rd - 8th Science 18 Views 11 Downloads
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 7 Views 24 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