Thematic Units - Respiratory System

Respiratory System

You will find various Lesson Plans on the top portion of this page.
Further down, you will find Web Sites.
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Lesson Plans , Activities, Experiments

Big Sneeze Grades K-2
"Students participate in a variety of shared reading and writing activities related to the book "The Big Sneeze" by Ruth Brown."

Breath In, Breath Out Grades Elementary
"Students will be able to identify the parts of the respiratory system. Students will be able to describe the functions of each part of the respiratory system."

Breathing Is Essential to Life Grades Elementary
Students will: recognize that breathing is a necessary, automatic life process, observe and record data on
respiration rate, demonstrate how air enters and leaves the lungs, observe how respiratory rate changes with different activities, and use counting as a means of gathering data.

The Breathing Machine Grades 1-3
Students learn about the functions of the lungs.

Cardiorespiratory Fitness Grades Intermediate & Up
Students approximate a measurement of lung capacity; To compare lung capacities of males and females, active and inactive.

How Air Moves In and Out of the Lung Grades Intermediate
This lesson will: develop an understanding of the respiratory system, demonstrate how air enters and leaves the lungs, and demonstrate the relationship between the breathing rate and exercise.

How to Make a Model of the Human Respiratory System Grades 5-6
Students will label and explain the various parts of the respiratory system.

The Human Body's Respiratory System Theme Page Grades Various
Collections of useful Internet educational resources within a narrow curricular topic and contain links to two types of information. Students and teachers will find curricular resources to help them learn about this topic. In addition, there are links to lesson plans which will help teachers provide instruction.

Lung Capacity Grades Intermediate
A great experiment to help students understand how much air their lungs can hold.

Respitory & Circulatory System Grades Intermediate
A core knoweldge webquest.

Respiratory System Grades 4-6
This lesson was designed to show that the general functions of the respiratory system are to deliver oxygen to the tissues, the importance of cellular respiration, the processes of inhalation/exhalation, determine the volume of air exhaled and to eliminate carbon dioxide formed in the body.

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Web Sites

Best Human Respiratory System Video for Kids
A great video from Easy Science for Kids.

Breathing and the Respiratory System
Biology for Kids by Ducksters.

Human Anatomy Online
A great reference for students and teachers.

The Human Respiratory System
Brought to you by the American Lung Association.

The Respiratory System
A collection of great student and teacher resources.

Your Lungs & Respiratory System
A great article for students.

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