Human Anatomy Respiratory System

Our Human Anatomy respiratory system unit has been a great study for us as a family, since we have had lots of real world experiences with problems of the respiratory system. Cody had pneumonia for almost 2 straight years along with severe asthma and severe allergies, he continues to take 9 different meds and gets allergy shots just to keep him stable, Dustin and I have had both had a pneumothorax (hole in lung) and had to have a chest tubes put in.
To go along with our respiratory system we made a lung model using a 2 liter bottle, plastic bag, balloon, and a rubber band. I seen the idea on the Human Body unit on Spell Outloud.
Serena started preparing the plastic bag for the model.
I worked to attach the plastic bag, Serena was in charge of pictures!
 The boys intently watched me finish the lung model…
 They were very excited to try the lung model.
The kids also added the respiratory parts to their Human Body Lapbook.

Human Anatomy Respiratory System Resources:

  • Kids Health has information, and a video about getting a breathing test, they also have a great Video about the respiratory system
  • Discovery Kids answers a bunch of questions about the respiratory system.
  • Inside the body has tons of online games, facts
  • Science Museum of Minnesota has the lung model we made for our unit, they also have an animation of your lungs at work.
  • E-Learning for kids has an interactive respiratory system model
  • Kscience has a drop an drag labels for the respiratory system
  • Bellville Public Schools has some amazing lung facts that were very interesting!

Our Favorite Human Anatomy Resources on Amazon

We have used the following products in our Human Anatomy units above as you will see in the posts, some of them are added products that we have found very useful in follow up units.

  • Some Body Board Game
  • Blood and Guts ~ great teachers guide for your next human anatomy unit
  • Magic School Bus Human Body board game
  • The Body Book ~ from Scholastic to make hands on human anatomy projects

 

 

 

  • Squishy Human Body study kit
  • Muscular System 1000 piece puzzle ~ Great for older kids
  • Human Body layers puzzle ~ Great for younger kids to understand the different layers of the body
  • Human Anatomy Coloring Book ~ Very detailed coloring book great for kids to do while listening to stories!

 

 

  • My first human body book ~ Great learning ideas for younger kids
  • Human Anatomy Models Set ~ Hands on way to learn different anatomy parts
  • Human Body Felt Set ~ Great addition to add to your own DIY Felt Board
  • Human Body Encyclopedia ~ By DK Kids

 

 

Our human body Pinterest board has lots of other great Human Anatomy ideas, stop over and check it out!

Follow Mama Of Many Blessings’s board Human Anatomy / Human Body Unit on Pinterest.
Do you know of some great Human Body resources? I would love to hear about them, leave a comment with a link to your resources for other to see! Don’t have a blog? Just leave your idea in the comments!

Be sure to stop by HERE and check out the blogs I link up with, and also find many of my great ideas!

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