Can we make a pair of lungs and a diaphragm out of a bottle of recycled plastic and a couple of balloons? Yes we can. And this was indeed proven by our Year 6 and 7 students who took part in a very special Biology class at the Los Ángeles de Pozuelo de Alarcón School, last 15th of December.
Together with the Year 5 and 6 Primary pupils from the Los Ángeles School, our students learnt how the respiratory system works, its structure and function. During the session, which was in English and called Breath Easy, our students were able to discover how the muscle structure works. They even created a model of a pair of lungs and a diaphragm using balloons, a plastic bottle, some sellotape and straws.
According to our Science teachers Angela Ellis and Fiona Hoghton who together with Elena Casañas, the Laboratory Technician who all went with the children: “the activity was a complete success because, although the kids already new about the subject, the experiment helped them to consolidate their knowledge and gave them a practical model on which to base their understanding.”