#6 Reading Enrichment: How Do Lungs Work?

How do we accomplish this crucial and complex task without even thinking about it?  Let’s learn about these hard working organs.

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This TEDed lesson takes us into the lungs to investigate how they help keep us alive. https://youtu.be/8NUxvJS-_0k

 Reading

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.

4 thoughts on “#6 Reading Enrichment: How Do Lungs Work?

  1. When you exercise, your lungs could be not used to it or they can’t keep up. If you don’t work out a lot and you go, your lungs will not be adapted to it. But if you do work out, then your lungs know what they have to do. So if you don’t, then your lungs are clueless!

  2. I think the lungs adapt by working faster, but it may put strain on them to be working that fast, if you do not do it often at least.
    Prompt number 3

  3. My thought is how many muscles in your lungs are moving? One stop with your heart and that could possibly be fatal.

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