Respiratory System

Explore the respiratory system with a model. First, pupils build a set of lungs to experiment how they inflate and deflate. Then, they delve deeper into the topic with a web quest to discover new information about the nose, trachea, and diaphragm. 

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CCSS: Adaptable
NGSS: Adaptable
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Instructional Ideas
  • If materials are scarce, build one model as a class
  • Divide the class into two groups; build the model with one group while the other completes the web quest, then switch
  • Send the web quest home
Classroom Considerations
  • Portions of the lesson require pupils to use a computer or mobile learning device 
  • The mentioned SMART board file is not included, but modifications can be made to use the remaining activities and materials 
  • A variety of materials are required; some need special attention
  • This lesson is one of five in a human body lessons series
  • Provides a detailed lesson plan
  • Different activities maintain learner engagement 
  • Contains broken links 
Common Core