Lesson 1: After giving the students a pre-quiz, the students will explain and present the different parts of the respiratory system and their function after researching the information. Students will demonstrate their understanding of the three stages of the breathing process after going through a series of breathing exercises and then correctly label a body chart to show the order and location of the stages.
Lesson 2: Students will understand what gases are inhaled and exhaled during respiration and explore their own breathing times (math opportunity). They will also determine the effects of exercise on breathing by performing the Respiration Activity included in the kit.
Lesson 3: Students will be able to understand how the respiratory system is connected to other body systems. They will also research a common respiratory disorder and present the following to their classmates:
Description of the condition
Cause and risk factors
How to protect against getting it
Extension – interview a person with a respiratory disorder
1.1: Develop abilities necessary to safely conduct scientific inquiry, including asking questions about objects, events, and organisms in the environment.
Make observation using the five senses
Record observations by drawing or orally explaining
3.1: Identify that plants and animals have structures and systems that serve functions for growth, survival, and reproduction.
List characteristics of living organisms (body systems)
Equipment Provided in the Kit
Right Lung Model
Funnel – to pour bromothymol blue back into its bottle
30 Clear cups- reusable
Bromothymol blue – placed upright in a gallon bag
15 safety goggles
eight 50 mL graduated cylinders
11 stop watches
Diseased lung model
Diseased lung chart
Plastic measuring cup
for more information:
Lauren Rivers, STEM Enrichment Director