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...
AP: Chapter 42: Circulation & Gas Exchange
Immerse biology learners in circulation and gas exchange for both simple organisms and higher animals. Six pages of short-answer questions and labelling of the human respiratory system are included. This assignment was written for an...
The Human Body
An incredible series of lessons on the human body is here for you! Young scientists explore various websites, construct a skeleton using macaroni, compare/contrast a frog skeleton to a human skeleton, label the main parts of the human...
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...
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...
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...
Particles: Size Makes All the Difference
High schoolers plot particle sizes of common airborne materials on a log scale. They read an article on particle size and its relationship to the ability to pass through the lungs, into the bloodstream, and eventually into the cells of...
Respiratory System Model
The procedure for constructing a working model of the respiratory system is revealed in this resource. A wonderful approach would be to have biology learners work in pairs to create a model and write the suggested paragraph explaining...
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...
Respiratory and Circulatory System
While this presentation is designed to be used in conjunction with a series on the respiratory and circulatory system, it could be used as a way to review the functions of the heart, lungs, veins, and arteries. The graphics are well-done...
Respiratory System Crossword
Are you looking for a body systems crossword for the respiratory system portion of your unit? Here is one with 24 terms to fill in, mostly identifying structures of the respiratory system. You will find this appropriate for middle...
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...
Breathing and Holding Your Breath
Five questions are presented and answered as a means of delivering information on the respiratory system. Using red and blue game chips, physiology learners model the movement of blood through the lungs. Groups of learners time how long...
Air, Air Everywhere! Lesson 2: Acid Rain
Middle school environmentalists record the pH of four different liquids, including two aerosol cleaning products. They liken the products to acid rain and speculate in writing which might affect the human respiratory system. Although...
Health - Respiration
Here is an interesting and engaging lesson plan on the lungs and the respiratory system. In it, fourth graders should gain a better understanding of how the lungs work and the role they play in supporting life. Some good, in-class...
The Benefits of Exercise
Ways are identified in which exercise benefits the nervous, respiratory, and cardiovascular systems of the human body in this presentation. It also includes definitions for and examples of aerobic and anaerobic exercise, as well as...
A Child's Journey Through Medicine
Fifth graders identify the symptoms of asthma. In this biology instructional activity, 5th graders draw and label models of heart and lungs. They conduct a survey on asthma and construct graphs based on result.
Students explore human anatomy by defining vocabulary terms. In this human heart activity, students research the components of the respiratory system and complete handouts based on the role of the heart. Students define a list of heart...
Human Anatomy- How Do We Move?
Students explore the human anatomy. In this respiratory system lesson plan, students conduct an experiment to simulate the capacity of human lungs.
Asthma: Grades K-2
Students explore asthma. In this respiratory system and asthma lesson, students identify the body parts related to the respiratory system and explain each part's function. Students construct a 3-D replica of the respiratory system using...
Discovering the Breakdown
Fifth graders investigate diseases of the respiratory system. In this respiratory system lesson, 5th graders research, using a variety of sources, the common diseases this system. They determine the causes of a breakdown in the system...
Students examine the human respiratory system through an interactive online activity. In this respiratory system lesson, learners label the various parts of the respiratory system by clicking and dragging the names to the appropriate...
Inhalation and Exhalation
Students investigate inhalation and exhalation of the respiratory system. They construct a model of the respiratory system using balloons, straws, cups, and rubber bands. Then, they observe inhalation and exhalation and measure the...
Human Body Basics
In this human body worksheet, students are given clues to find hidden words in boxes. Topics include the human body systems, the components of living things and the building blocks of life.