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Interactive video lesson plan for: What do the lungs do? - Emma Bryce

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When you breathe, you transport oxygen to the body’s cells to keep them working, while also clearing your system of the carbon dioxide that this work generates. How do we accomplish this crucial and complex task without even thinking about it? Emma Bryce takes us into the lungs to investigate how they help keep us alive.

Lesson by Emma Bryce, animation by Andrew Zimbelman for The Foreign Correspondents' Club.

Tagged under: TED-Ed,TEDEd,TED,TED Education,Lungs,Breathing,Breathe,Emma Bryce,Health,Air,Oxygen,Inhale,Exhale,Carbon dioxide,Respiratory system,Bronchioles,Bronchi,Autonomic nervous system

7 questions

1. What controls the movement of the lungs? (00:01:02)

2. From largest to smallest, the airways are structured as follows: (00:01:52)

3. _____ drives O2 and CO2 across the capillaries and air sacs in the lungs. (00:02:22)

4. How do the lungs get rid of all the CO2 they've picked up from the blood? (00:02:31)

5. Pick the TRUE statement: (00:02:36)

6. Why do you think the body's cells need oxygen? (00:03:06)

7. How do you think your breathing and lungs adapt when you're exercising? (00:03:08)

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