The Respiratory System – A WebQuest

Respiratory system cover pageThis WebQuest is a breath of fresh air for a busy teacher. You can breathe easy as this assignment provides an engaging journey into the respiratory system.

1. Travel through the respiratory system to learn the parts of the lungs and how oxygen moves into the capillaries while carbon dioxide moves out.

2. Go beyond just the parts to learn why humans are nose breathers, fish have gills and dolphins have blow holes.

3. Don’t just read and watch, but do – practice activating the diaphragm to breathe deeply, try to talk while inhaling and learn why we don’t like to breathe through our mouths.

4. Discovery how some of our vaccinations protect you from lung diseases like whooping cough and pneumonia.

Click HERE to see the worksheet.

Student Links:

A. Go to: How Lungs Work Movie

B. Go to:  Your Lungs & Respiratory System

D. Learn about Asthma

E. Learn about Whooping Cough

F. Belly Breathing – Activate the Diaphragm

G. Why do we breathe through our noses?

H. How do fish breathe underwater?

I. Do whales and dolphins breathe like fish?

 

How the Eye Works Webquest

In this activity students will…eye wbqst picture

  • Learn the main parts of the eye and how they function
  • Have fun with an optical illusion
  • Learn about eye health and common vision problems
  • Compare human eye sight to other animals

Find more information about this activity here.

Student Links:

A. Movie: Eyes

B. Your Eyes Article

C. Diagram of the Eye

D.Experiments to Try

Experiments to Try

E. eye health

Pinkeye

Caring for Your Eyes

F. common vision problems

G. Eyes Quiz

H. Eagle Eyes

I. Animal Eyes