Healthy Lungs (Lung Dissection)

Class Type: Lab

Recommended Age Groups: This lab is a great introductory lab for students new to dissection.  It is also a great accompaniment with any anti-smoking message. Generally recommended for students in grades: 4th to 8th

Program Goal: Students will understand the basic structure and function of the lungs through the dissection of a sheep’s lungs.  Students will also understand the causes and symptoms some lungs problems, as well as, the effects of smoking on lungs.

Colorado Science Standards (Grade Level Expectation):  Fourth Grade Concepts and skills students master: 1. All living things share similar characteristics, but they also have differences that can be described and classified

Fifth Grade Concepts and skills students master: 1. All organisms have structures and systems with separate functions

Seventh Grade Concepts and skills students master: 2. The human body is composed of atoms, molecules, cells, tissues, organs, and organ systems that have specific functions and interactions

Program Summary:  Students will have a group introduction to the lung, it’s parts and function with be covered.  Students will then observe the instructor dissect a sheep lung and learn proper dissection techniques and identify the important parts of the lung including trachea, bronchi, bronchioles, diaphragm and other major tissues connected to the lungs.  Working in small groups, students will dissect and explore their own sheep lungs with visual guides and instructor assistance.   After the dissection, students will have a group discussion on some problems associated with the lungs (asthma, bronchitis, etc.).  We will briefly cover the harm of smoking, and how it affects the lungs.



Class: 20-35 students

(Up to 13 lungs)

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Less than 20 students
Price* $240 $190 per class Please contact us for a specific quote

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