This Under Pressure lesson plan also includes:
Sometimes a little pressure isn't a bad thing! A collaborative lesson uses models to demonstrate how air pressure inflates and deflates the lungs. Participants use everyday materials to create models of the chest cavity to simulate how a change in pressure causes inflation and deflation of the lungs.
- Have pupils sketch their water bottle models and label with the organs each part represents
- Expect individuals are familiar with the parts of the respiratory system
- Requires a specific set of materials and time to assemble prior to the activity
- The lesson is meant to follow the previous in the 21-part series that introduces the parts of the respiratory system
- Uses a hands-on approach to learn a new scientific phenomenon
- Emphasizes key vocabulary throughout the lesson