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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 CCSS: Adaptable
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
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
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 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
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
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
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
All Choked Up By Smoking Statistics
Scholars use the article "More College Students 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
Can You Breathe Like a Pinniped?
Young learners compare the breathing patterns of different animals in this pinniped lesson. They examine the breathing pattern of California sea lions and northern elephant seals. Pupils collect, compare and analyze data concerning breathing patterns and heart rates.
5th - 9th Science CCSS: Designed
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
Circulatory System and the Heart
Watch as the Khan Academy explains why red bloods are efficient carriers of hemoglobin and explains the difference between pulmonary arteries and veins. This thorough video with great explanations and diagrams will surely help your biologists or beginning anatomists.
15 mins 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