Lesson Plan

Breathe In, Breathe Out: The Respiratory System

Show your students the parts that work together to make a person breath! Have them compare the lungs of a healthy person, the lungs of a smoker, the lungs of a city resident, and the lungs of a miner.
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Learning Objectives

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.


(10 minutes)
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  • Tell your students that today they will learn about the respiratory system.
  • Display a poster and divide it into two columns, with the first column labeled with know and the second column labeled with learned.
  • Ask your students what they know about the respiratory system. Write the information in the first column.