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The guiding question in this activity is,“How do our lungs help us breathe?” In this activity, students use recycled water bottles with a cut balloon stretched over the top to demonstrate how the diaphragm functions. A science beyond the activity is provided and students will learn about the diaphragm and the lungs. Before beginning this activity, we recommend you read Chapters 9 and 12 which are in this book selection. Chapter 9 is an overview of the section and introduces the format used to present ideas for Family Science Night activities. Chapter 12 features activities that we believe to be advanced level. A materials list, references, safety notes, standards, and teacher background information are provided. This book selection also includes the Table of Contents, Preface, Acknowledgments, About the Authors, Introduction, and Index.
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