Gas exchange systems
This resource lists provides ideas for teaching about gas exchange, with good opportunity to link up with the PE department. Students should learn about:
- the structure and functions of the gas exchange system in humans, including adaptations to function
- the mechanism of breathing to move air in and out of the lungs, using a pressure model to explain the movement of gases, including simple measurements of lung volume
- the impact of exercise, asthma and smoking on the human gas exchange system
- the role of leaf stomata in gas exchange in plants.
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