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Anatomy: Respiratory System for Elementary Students

Here are links to websites about the respiratory system, its component parts, how they work, and how exercising and smoking each affect the system. Includes interactive sites, videos, puzzles, and more. Also includes a link to the eThemes Resource: “Anatomy: Respiratory System” for upper grade level students.

Grades

  • 2,
  • 3,
  • 4,
  • 5

Links

This site includes a story book, coloring book, and games in the "Grades 1-3" section and information on the respiratory system, lung health and wellness, smoking, and air pollution in the "Grades 4-6" section.
Click on "Breathe Emma, Breathe!" to enter the interactive lesson, or go to the exercise where you can place the organs of the respiratory system in the respective places.
Read or listen to a four-page article about the respiratory system. Includes videos and graphics. Page four of the website includes information about how smoking and exercising each affect your respiratory system. NOTE: This site includes ads.
Learn how lungs work with this interactive graphic and the supplemental text.
This Khan Academy lesson explains the respiratory system and pulmonary system. NOTE: This site includes links to social networking sites. NOTE: This site includes a message board.
This video explains the respiratory system with particular emphasis given to the effects of exercise on it. The video includes closed captioning. NOTE: This site includes links to social networking sites. NOTE: This site includes a message board.
Watch a brief animated movie about a disc jockey who answers questions about the respiratory system. NOTE: This site includes ads.
This resource lists the immediate effects of smoking on the body. NOTE: The reading level of the text may be too advanced for some students, but this resource may be useful to provide background information for teachers.
These sites have information about the respiratory system for students in the upper grades. Discover the structure and functions of this system's organs. Includes videos, diagrams, online games, experiments, and quizzes about the respiratory system. Includes links to an eThemes Resource on human body systems for younger grades and the circulatory system.

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