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Year 8 get to grips with lungs

May 22nd, 2008

IMG_2120Students in Mr Hill’s year 8 class are studying a topic on respiration. They have learnt about how the composition of the air we breathe in is different to the air we breathe out. They have also learnt about aerobic and anaerobic respiration.

IMG_2122During a lesson earlier this month they examined a real pig’s heart and lungs to see how they worked together to transport oxygen around the pig’s body. Students blew down a tube into the pig’s lungs to see how they inflated as the pig would breathe when it was alive.

IMG_2124The students were really enthusiastic about this activity and look forward to the next dissection; some students announced that they wanted to become surgeons!

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