Breathe in, breathe out. Age-appropriate books are sparse on the subject of the lungs and respiratory system, so we relied on a couple of fun and easy hands-on activities to illustrate the concept.
- Read Breathe in, Breathe Out: Learning About Your Lungs by Pamela Hill Nettleton.
- Completed Evan-Moor ScienceWorks for Kids: How Your Body Works, Grades 1-3 "The Body Has Lungs for Breathing - A Respiration Experiment," worksheet and mini-book (pages 40-41) from TeacherFileBox.com.
- Tessa read Our Lungs by Charlotte Guillain during reading.
- Completed Teacher Created Resources My Body by Patty Carratello "My Lungs" activity (pages 32-34).
- Completed "Breathing Model" (pages 12-13) experiment from Usborne Science Acitivites: Science and Your Body by Rebecca Heddle.
|Using a clear plastic bottle cut to size, balloon, piece of plastic (cut from a bag) and tape, we created a model of a lung. Tessa pushed and pulled a tab taped to the bottom of the "diaphragm" to deflate and inflate the balloon "lung."|
Other Books of Interest
- Brianna Breathes Easy: A Story about Asthma - Virginia L. Kroll