How do we accomplish this crucial and complex task without even thinking about it? Let’s learn about these hard working organs.
This TEDed lesson takes us into the lungs to investigate how they help keep us alive. http://ed.ted.com/lessons/what-do-the-lungs-do-emma-bryce
Your lungs make up one of the largest organs in your body, and they work with your respiratory system to allow you to take in fresh air, get rid of stale air, and even talk. Take a tour of the lungs by reading this article http://kidshealth.org/kid/htbw/lungs.html
Show what you learned
Choose one of these prompts and respond with 3-5 sentences
Why do you think the body’s cells need oxygen?
Why is it better that the lungs are spongy rather than empty like a balloon?
How do you think your breathing and lungs adapt when you’re exercising?
Take it a step further
Lungs are important for breathing, but also for talking. Conduct research to find out how your lungs allow you to talk. Create a visual explaining how this process works. Include as many details as possible. Please share this project with your classroom teacher and the EY coordinator in your building.