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Activity 2 (Explore): Breathing & Exercise

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Activity Summary

In this activity, students investigate the connection between the respiratory system and circulatory system by doing a set of experiments involving measuring heartbeat and breathing.

Activity Objectives & Materials

Standards Connection




1. Frame the Activity

2. Introduce the Experiment

3. Test 1 (resting, no straw)


4. Test 2 (exercise, no straw)

5. Pool Data and Review

6. Test 3 (resting, with straw)

7. Test 4 (exercise, with straw)

8. Pool Data & Review

9. Class Discussion

10. Return to the KWL chart

11. Formative Assessment


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