Respiration in Humans

Yr 9 - 4.4 page 85

Yr 11 - 18.4 page 490


Use the following tasks to create your own learning resource - ensure that you keep track of all of your notes and include hyperlinks etc to popplets and prezis or other web based resources.

  1. State the functions of the Respiratory System
  2. Overview of the respiratory system - anatomy and function
  3. Describe the processes of cellular respiration and photosynthesis as word equations. Identify where they occur an in what types of orgnisms.
  4. Define the following terms: respiration, breathing, inhalation, exhalation, inspiration, expiration.
  5. Briefly describe the characteristics of respiratory surfaces - textbook p 85
  6. Label a diagram of the respiratory system (including a detailed diagram of and alveolus) and create a flow diagram for the path of oxygen from the air into your blood - also refer to page 86 of your textbook.
  7. Explain how and why gas exchange occurs in the alveoli. p 86
  8. Create a Venn diagram to compare gas exchange in the lungs to gas exchange in gills.
  9. Convert the 'Mechanics of Breathing' pg 87 into a stepped process.
  10. Page 91 Fig 4.28 Lung volume changes in Humans - Spirometry
  11. Respiratory System Quizlet


Associated links and images of the respiratory system
Interactive Map of the lungs
Simple Respiration animation
Complete Respiratory System and Functions - Interactive
Respiratory Volumes - Spirometry Lung Volumes
Mechanics of breathing
Teach PE Lungs

Virtual tour to Mt Everest

Respiration Parameters interactive
Vary Tidal volume, Resp rate and Altitude TV up to 700, RR - up to 30 and Alt from 1,000, 2,000 3,000 and 4,0000 m


Lung Diagram
Lungs overview structures.GIF
Spirometry - Lung Volumes
Spirometry - Lung Volumes


external image spirometer-graph.jpeg

Respiratory Volumes - Spirometry Lung Volumes


unlabelled Lung.gif
bronchi and bronchial tree with alveoli.GIF
Respiratory System