Model Lung

Model Lung

Today students were faced with the task of designing and building a model lung. After learning about the structures and function of the respiratory system, students selected appropriate building materials and assembled a working model of a human lung. In science, building models is a great way to truly understand how a complex system really works.

The average person takes over 20,000 breathes a day, but did you ever stop to really think about how we breathe? Take a deep breath and have your student explain what is happening as the air enters your nose. Make sure they don’t forget to tell you about the diaphragm, the muscle that is responsible for each breath that we take!

Extend this lesson by running an experiment to measure lung capacity with a balloon : https://www.sciencebuddies.org/science-fair-projects/project-ideas/HumBio_p009/human-biology-health/does-exercise-increase-vital-capacity

Modelo de Pulmón 

Hoy los estudiantes se enfrentaron a la tarea de diseñar y construir un modelo de pulmón. Después de aprender sobre la estructura y función del sistema respiratorio, los estudiantes seleccionaron los materiales de construcción más apropiados y luego montaron un modelo funcional de pulmón humano. Usar y construir modelos en ciencias es una gran manera de realmente entender cómo funciona un sistema complejo.

Una persona promedio inhala más de 20.000 mil veces al día, pero, alguna vez te has preguntado ¿cómo respiramos? Toma una respiración profunda y pregúntale a tu hija o hijo que te explique qué es lo que pasa cuando entra el aire a través de tu nariz. Asegurate de que no se olviden de contarte sobre el diafragma, que es el músculo responsable de cada respiración que tomamos.

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