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Science & Nature

Trees & Me: The Science of Breathing

Students will build a fun, hands-on model of the human lungs and discover how the health of our respiratory system runs in parallel to that of nature and trees.
WONDERSTAND by Ms. Karin
368 total reviews for this teacher
6 reviews for this class
Completed by 9 learners
  There are no upcoming classes.
Class
45 minutes
per class
Twice per week
over 1 week
9-12
year olds
2-5
learners per class
per learner - per class

How does a "Multi-Day" course work?

Meets multiple times at scheduled times
Live video chats, recorded and monitored for safety and quality
Discussions via classroom forum and private messages with the teacher
Great for engaging projects and interacting with diverse classmates from other states and countries

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Students will be able to label the basic parts of the respiratory system. They will understand and be able to explain the mechanism which allows us to breathe, such as the basic principles behind the exchange of gas between the alveoli and capillaries. The student will link this new knowledge to understanding the importance of trees to life and our planet. 
I have a B.Sc (Honors) in Medical Sciences. I am an experienced science teacher. I encourage students to observe and make direct observation, and through questioning and inquiry, understand how and why things work.
Students will build the model during class and might have to complete it for homework. After the first session, they will be assigned a quiz on the Quizizz.com site.
 2 files available upon enrollment
• Printout of "My Respiratory System" (file attached) • Color pencils • Plastic bottle (500 ml or similar) cut in half horizontally • 2 balloons (not blown up, 1 tied) • 1 straw • Play-dough (a handful) • Tape (transparent, masking or electrical is OK) • Scissors • 1 rubber band (in case the tape doesn't stick)
In addition to the Outschool classroom, this class uses:
1 hour 30 minutes per week in class, and an estimated 0 - 1 hours per week outside of class.

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WONDERSTAND by Ms. KarinWaldorf-inspired Multicultural Education
368 total reviews
328 completed classes

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🌸 The philosophy of WONDERSTAND is rooted and inspired by Waldorf education; an education that nurtures each child’s talents and creativity. We strive to cultivate students’ intellectual, artistic, and practical skills in an integrated and... 
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