Students will dissect a pig or sheep lung and examine its properties and relate them to the respiratory system; through dissecting the lung students will explore lung issues and challenges impacting their communities and possible career opportunities in healthcare in the 21st
Century! K-2 kids will examine lungs dissected by doctors while the 3rd-12th graders will hold and dissect the actual lung. All students will build a grade appropriate mechanical lung and examine its properties and relate them to the respiratory system.
Through building the model, students will explore how the lungs work and how their efficiency can have a significant impact on overall health. Students will be able to keep the models that they create. We will also explore environmental factors and health behaviors that negatively impact lung health.