Health and Wellbeing Warriors – Life-saving Lungs!

In class we have been learning about the major organs in the body. We learned about the brain, the lungs, the heart, the liver and lots more!

We found out that lungs are important because they help you to breath. They take in oxygen and release stale air (carbon dioxide). The ribcage protects the lungs in your body. We also found out that your left lung is slightly smaller than your right so there is space for your heart!

We decided to make our own lungs using plastic bags, big straws, elastic bands and cello tape.

First we attached the plastic bag to the straws using our elastic bands – making sure it was very tight and no air would escape.

Secondly, we cello taped the two straws together and attached our nose and mouth.

Finally, we stuck our straws onto a lung template.