Lungs Teacher Resources

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Pollution and Lung Health

For Teachers 4th - 12th
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...
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Artificial Lung and Diaphragm

For Teachers 6th - 12th Standards
She had a terribly busy day converting oxygen into carbon dioxide; now she just needs a moment to breathe. In the activity, scholars review the function of the respiratory system and discuss bioengineering's role in medicine/health and...
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How the Body Works: The Lungs

For Students 4th - 8th Standards
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...
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Lungometer

For Teachers 3rd - 8th Standards
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...
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Heart and Lungs

For Teachers K - 6th Standards
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...
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The Lungs and Pulmonary System

For Students 9th - 12th
The oxygen needed by our bodies to burn during respiration of glucose is obtained by ventilation. The anatomical structures involved in gaseous exchange are drawn and labeled. The explanations are excellent for a review, or for a student...
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How Do the Lungs Work?

For Students 7th - 12th Standards
With the thousands of tasks our brain consciously performs on a daily basis, it's amazing that breathing isn't one of them. Learn how human bodies are able to automatically control the exchange of gas that keeps us alive with this short...
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Breathing Machine

For Teachers 2nd - 5th Standards
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...
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Lung Capacity

For Students 4th - 8th
In this lung capacity learning exercise, students use straws, funneling, liquids, tubing, and more to test their lung capacity. Students follow 14 sets of directions and analyze their data.
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Pollution and Lung Health

For Teachers 4th - 12th
Students study how lungs and a diaphragm work to make them breathe.  In this pollution lesson students build a lung model and learn three things they can do to protect themselves from the effects of fossil fuels. 
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Smoker's Lung

For Teachers 6th - 8th
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...
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Respiratory Therapy

For Teachers 7th - 9th
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...
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Why Do We Need Clean Air to Live? - Biology Teaching Thesis

For Teachers 9th - 12th
High schoolers 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,...
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Dissecting Lungs

For Teachers 9th - 12th
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...
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Tobacco Smoking and Lung Cancer

For Teachers 7th - 12th
Learners explore tobacco smoking and the impact it has on society.  In this health lesson students complete several experiments on smoking and lung cancer.
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How Does Radon Affect Human Lungs?

For Teachers 6th - 8th
Pupils 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.
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Lung Model

For Teachers 6th - 7th
Students create a simulated lung to explore its functions as part of the respiratory system.
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What is your lung?s capacity?

For Teachers 5th - 8th
Students observe and determine what their lung capcity is. They fill a two-liter bottle completely with water and place the cap back on. Students fill a dishpan half full of water. They place the cap-end of the bottle into the water in...
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Healthy Lungs

For Teachers 3rd - 5th
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...
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The Power of Our Lungs

For Teachers 6th - 8th
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...
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How Big is a Breath?

For Teachers 4th - 9th
Learners demonstrate how to use math skills to measure their lung capacity. In this human biology lesson, students use a clear plastic container, measuring cup and rubber balloons to demonstrate how the lungs work. Learners estimate the...
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Detectives

For Teachers 9th - 12th
Students research the respiratory system and the diseases that affect it. They construct a model of a pair of working lungs and develop an experiment that will decrease lung inflation.in addition, they create a portfolio of their findings.
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Catch your Breath

For Teachers 9th - 12th
Students measure lung capacity and explore factors that affect the amount of air the lungs can hold.
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Go Cough Up a Lung!

For Teachers 3rd
Third graders examine and identify the effects smoking has on the lungs. They view and discuss pictures of a smoker's lung and a healthy lung, and read and discuss an informational handout. Students then participate in an aerobic...

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