Respiratory System Virtual Station Lab

posted Mar 8, 2018, 4:13 PM by Tiffany Floria   [ updated Mar 8, 2018, 4:39 PM ]
READ IT: Attach a copy of the reading to your booklet, and answer the questions that follow in your booklet.

1. Why do smokers have a more difficult time getting rid of bronchitis?
2. What are some symptoms of acute bronchitis?
3. Which is the most common respiratory issue?
4. Write a short summary of the reading.

WATCH IT: Watch the video below, and answer the questions that follow in your booklet

1. Explain what the process of respiration is.
2. List at least 6 of the organs or structures which exist in the respiratory system.
3. When we exercise why do we breath harder?
4. Write a short summary that describes what you learned from the video. 

RESEARCH IT: Use the website link below and answer the questions that follow in your booklet.

1. Read the first paragraph and summarize the structure (parts) and function of the Respiratory System.
2. Scroll towards the bottom and summarize the transportation of gases in the human body.

EXPLORE IT: Use the diagrams below to answer the questions that follow.

1. After looking at the diagram, what role do you think the respiratory system has?
2. What organs and components (parts) make up the respiratory system?
3. Some of the main organs and components are listed on the following cards. Use diagram #2 to locate them. In your booklet - record the functions of each organ.
    Lungs – the main organ in the system. Each lung expands and contracts as gases are brought in and     out of the body. 
    Larynx – also called the voice box. It allows the body to produce sounds and speech. 

    Trachea – 5-inch long tube that allows air to easily enter and exit the lungs

    Bronchi – these tubes split off from the trachea and head towards each of the two lungs. 

    Alveoli – are tiny sacs within our lungs that allow oxygen and carbon dioxide to move between the lungs and bloodstream. 

    Diaphragm– muscle below the lungs. When it contracts the lungs expand allowing air to flow into the lungs.

4. Watch the video below and answer the questions that follow in your booklet.

1. What controls the movement of the lungs?
2. From largest to smallest, how are the airways structured?
3. ________ drives O2 and CO2 across the capillaries and air sacs in the lungs.
4. How do the lungs get rid of all the CO2 they've picked up from the blood?
5. Why do you think the body's cells need oxygen?
6. Why is it better that the lungs are spongy rather than empty like a balloon?
7. How do you think your breathing and lungs adapt when you're exercising?

1. Use the colored pencils to draw a sketch of the Respiratory System. 
2. You must label the lungs, oral cavity, nasal cavity, larynx, trachea, bronchus, bronchioles, and diaphragm. (You may use the diagram below for help) 
3. Off to the side of the diagram list the specific function of the respiratory system.

ORGANIZE IT: See Mrs. Floria for the diagram pieces. Use the 6 labels and place them into pairs at the correct place on the diagram. Use the arrows to point to the part. Attach to your booklet.

WRITE IT: Answer the questions below in your booklet:

1. Explain the respiratory system including the structures involved and the function of the system.
2. How does the respiratory system work directly with the circulatory system?
3. Plants give off oxygen as part of photosynthesis. Explain the impact of this process to humans.

ASSESS IT: Answer the questions below in your booklet:

1. How does the diaphragm aide in breathing?
2. What part(s) of the respiratory system are shared with other systems? Explain what other system the part(s) are involved in.
3. How do plants benefit from human respiration?
4. The Respiratory System works directly with the _____________ system to exchange oxygen and carbon dioxide in the lungs.