Granite State Fit Kids

Goals

  • Learn anatomy of the lungs and function of the respiratory system
  • Discuss diseases such as asthma and emphysema
  • Learn the relationship between good health, fitness and the respiratory system

Classroom Activities

  • Find the heart rate in different parts of the body
  • Pass around a model lung for all to see and feel
  • Create a “respiratory tree” on the floor
  • Build a model lung to take home that simulates breathing
  • “Operation Time”- removal of the lungs

Homework

  • Complete the “Tree of Influence” that identifies tobacco influences in a child’s environment
  • Complete daily physical activity calendars in classroom

2 Sided Weekly Family Newsletter

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Web Links

airnow.gov
Find out the Air Quality in your town.

lungusa.org
Link to the American Lung Association Website.

www.breatheNH.org
Breathe New Hampshire is committed to eliminating lung disease and improving the quality of life for those living with lung disease in New Hampshire.

 

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