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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. They determine at least three things that they can do to protect themselves from lung disease.
Sixth graders explore measuring lung capacity. In this respiratory system lesson, 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.
Students study how lungs and a diaphragm work to make them breathe.  In this pollution lesson plan students build a lung model and learn three things they can do to protect themselves from the effects of fossil fuels. 
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.
In this lung capacity worksheet, learners use straws, funneling, liquids, tubing, and more to test their lung capacity. Students follow 14 sets of directions and analyze their data.
Students explore tobacco smoking and the impact it has on society.  In this health lesson students complete several experiments on smoking and lung cancer.
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.
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
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.
Students create a model of the lungs and diaphragm. In this breathing lesson, students create a model out of a plastic bottle and balloons. They see how the diaphragm helps to fill the lungs with air. 
Middle schoolers illustrate the chronic lung conditions associated with smoking and write a persuasive argument against smoking. In this lung disease instructional activity, students use straws and balloons to illustrate the problems created by smoking. They write a persuasive argument against smoking.
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. 
Students 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.
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!
Students study the function of lungs. In this lung function lesson plan, students complete an experiment using balloons to study the way lungs work. Students study a diagram of their lungs and make a hypothesis for their lung capacity experiment. Students test their hypothesis.
Students create a simulated lung to explore its functions as part of the respiratory system.
Students determine their lung capacity by completing a science experiment with a bottle of water. For this lung science lesson, students discuss the lungs' purpose. Students complete an experiment to determine their lung capacity using a water filled bottle.
Students identify the different parts of the respiratory system of the human body. They work together to complete an activity and worksheet about the effects of radon on the lungs. They research lung diseases if time permits.
Students 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. They can then begin to understand that each organ affects and is affected by others.
Students explain the mechanism of breathing. In this biology lesson, students compare lung capacities of people with different height and body types. They compare the classroom's surface area with that of the lungs.

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