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Breathing Machine

Breathing Machine

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Find helpful techniques for how to teach the lesson, "Breathing Machine," in which students create a model that approximates how the lungs, chest and diaphragm interact during breathing.

Companion slide set to the demonstration video, "Breathing Machine."

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Author(s): Nancy Moreno, PhD, Barbara Tharp, MS, and Judith Dresden, MS.
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Breathing Machine


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How Does Air Move Into and Out of Our Lungs?

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The Science of Breathing

The Science of Breathing (cont.)


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National Institute of Environmental Health Sciences, NIH

National Institute of Environmental Health Sciences, NIH

The Environment as a Context for Opportunities in Schools
Grant Numbers: 5R25ES010698, R25ES06932

Houston Endowment Inc.

Houston Endowment Inc.

Foundations for the Future: Capitalizing on Technology to Promote Equity, Access and Quality in Elementary Science Education