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Air, Atmosphere and Living Systems

For Teachers 2nd - 6th
Check out these 12 lessons on air and the atmosphere, exploring air quality and how it can impact living things. There are plenty of hands-on activities, teaching guides, and videos to help making this unit come alive!
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My Body

For Teachers Pre-K - 2nd
From your head all the way down to your toes, this collection is full of basic body part lessons and labeling worksheets. It is important for children to be familiar with their bodies at a young age, especially to know how to take care...
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Pollution and Lung Health

For Teachers 4th - 12th
Students investigate how pollution affects lung health. For 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...
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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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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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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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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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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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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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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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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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Tobacco Smoking and Lung Cancer

For Teachers 7th - 12th
Students 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 Can We Make a Model of Lungs?

For Teachers 5th
Fifth graders examine the function of the lungs and create a model of the lungs. Using a plastic cup, drinking straw, plastic bag, small balloon, and a rubber band, they follow step-by-step directions to construct simulated lungs. ...
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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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The Respiratory System

For Teachers 9th - 12th
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...
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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
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,...
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Blood: Path of a Red Blood Cell

For Teachers 9th - 12th
Despite slightly older animation, this fascinating video shows the path each red blood cell takes as it carries oxygen throughout the body. From the first pump of the heart pushing red blood cells to the lungs to pick up oxygen to the...
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Lung Capacity

For Students 4th - 8th
In this lung capacity instructional activity, 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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I Keep My Lungs Healthy, I Don't Smoke

For Teachers K - 2nd
Learners 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...
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Measuring Lung Capacity

For Teachers 6th
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...

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