Students will learn about the structure and function of the organs of the Respiratory system: pharynx, larynx, bronchi, bronchioles, lungs, alveoli, and diaphragm. They will make the connection between the need for oxygen and Cellular Respiration within cells. Students will then use the “Don’t Hold Your Breath” lab to determine their lung capacity using balloons and rulers and will get them thinking about how environmental and genetic factors can affect the amount of air the lungs can hold.
These condensed respiratory system notes are designed in a straightforward and simplistic manner to allow for elaboration, question and answer period, and extension where desired. Notes are organized and easy to understand. Students listen to lecture, watch the engaging PowerPoint (which includes blue hyperlinks to cool websites, bell work/sponges with animated answers, animated slides that have simple artwork to help solidify difficult concepts), and instead of writing tedious notes, they fill in the blanks of key words for each system. The notes then lead into engaging labs and projects for the Respirator system.
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