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Lung Model 101: Understanding the Respiratory System

Breathe easy, curious learners, for the Lung Model and Respiratory System Science Notes are here to pump up your knowledge! Picture this: your body’s very own respiratory symphony, starring the nose, windpipe, lungs, and diaphragm as the main players.

But wait, there’s more! Did you know that our curious selves sometimes choose to breathe through our mouths too? Yes, that’s right, the mouth is the stage for our spectacular inhalations and exhalations!

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Let’s unlock the secrets of our incredible respiratory system, shall we? It’s like having your own personal air filtration system – extracting oxygen from the air we breathe while gracefully waving goodbye to unwanted carbon dioxide.

Now, here’s the real showstopper – the lungs! Imagine these mighty organs as a bustling city with air sacs acting as the VIP lounges for oxygen and carbon dioxide. Oxygen enters the bloodstream like rockstars entering a concert, while carbon dioxide takes its final bow before exiting the body.

Unraveling the Mystery of Breathing: Let’s Build a Lung Model!

Imagine this: with every inhalation, it’s like your body’s own symphony. The diaphragm, that incredible muscle, takes a graceful dip downward, inviting a rush of air into your lungs.

As the diaphragm contracts and swoops down, it’s like a magician creating a vacuum effect, pulling air into your chest cavity and expanding it to create more space for that life-giving oxygen.

Now, for the grand finale – exhalation! The diaphragm takes a leisurely stretch upwards, and air exits the stage with a flourish. Voilà, that’s the art of breathing – a dance of diaphragmatic elegance!

But why just imagine when you can witness the magic firsthand? Brace yourself to build your very own Lung Model – a hands-on adventure that will unveil the wondrous mechanics of your breathing! Get ready to be amazed!

Here’s how you can build a lung model to see how our lungs work!

Steps (difficult version with straws):

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1. Prepare the following materials:

  • Prepare the following materials:
  • One recycled plastic bottle
  • Two balloons (For one lung only. For two lungs, use three balloons.)
  • One straw (For one lung only. For two lungs, use two straws.)
  • A pair of scissors
  • Tape

2. Cut the base of a plastic bottle and throw the base away. Ask your parents or teachers for help in this step!

3. Insert the straw into one balloon. Secure with tape.

4. Place the balloon with a straw into the plastic bottle. Tape the upper portion of the straw to the mouth of the bottle. Make sure it is airtight.

5. Cut the tip off the last balloon about ¼ in (this will act as the diaphragm). Wrap the balloon around the cut base of the plastic bottle. Secure with tape.

Steps for an easier version with no straws:

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1. Prepare the following materials:

  • One recycled plastic bottle
  • Two balloons
  • A pair of scissors
  • Tape

2. Cut the base of a plastic bottle and throw the base away. Ask your parents or teachers for help in this step!

3. Take one balloon and put it inside the bottle. Then fold the bottom of the balloon around the rim of the bottle so the balloon hangs from the top. Secure with tape, make sure it is airtight.

4. Cut the tip off the last balloon about ¼ in (this will act as the diaphragm). Wrap the balloon around the cut base of the plastic bottle. Secure with tape.

Fun fact: When we hiccup, it is our diaphragms spasming and forcing us to suddenly suck air into the throat, hitting the voice box, creating the “hic!” sound.

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Let’s watch as our BlueTree kids build their own Lung Models

At BlueTree, we’re all about sparking that curiosity in your child’s learning journey. Our classroom isn’t just about books and lessons; it’s a place of exploration, where kids get to roll up their sleeves and dive into hands-on experiments like our exciting lung model adventure.

This kind of experiential learning falls perfectly into our unique 3E framework: Explore, Explain, and Extend™ Approach. We want your child to not only grasp the concepts but truly understand them. So, whether it’s breathing life into a lung model, exploring the whys and hows, or taking those discoveries further, rest assured, we’re here to make learning engaging, memorable, and oh-so-fun.

Ready to let your child experience the magic? Drop us a Whatsapp at 9616 0312 to schedule a Science trial class. Let the exploration begin!

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