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Lungs: Your Respiratory System

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Take a deep breath and then let it out. Did you feel your chest rise and fall? That is actually your lungs filling with oxygen and then pushing carbon dioxide back out when you exhale. Without your lungs and your entire respiratory system, the rest of your body wouldn't receive the oxygen you need to survive. To give your body the oxygen it needs, you breathe twenty times ...more
Hardcover, 32 pages
Published March 13th 2007 by HarperCollins
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Feb 28, 2016 Selma rated it really liked it
The nonfiction book about lungs was an informative book to read. I learned so many facts and also I learned how the lungs work. Did you know that you breathe more than 20.000 heartbeats per day. As you inhale your lung your nostrils open into a space called the nasal cavity. Then air travels into your throat which then comes to the lungs. For half of the book, the author shows the process of the lungs and its inhaling and exhaling. After we go deep inside the tissues that spreads, oxygen and blo ...more
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May 13, 2012 Nichole Perez rated it really liked it

Every student wonders about the mysteries of how the body, especially the respiratory system, works. This book does a terrific job in explaining the process to students. Students not only to get read information on the respiratory system, but they get to see excellent illustrations. I would recommend this book to use during science time. Students want to learn about something real, and this book does just that by showing them how their body works!
Aug 11, 2010 Cwoods rated it it was amazing
How the respiratory and circulatory system work together is often a mystery to students. The images in this book on lungs and accompanying book on the heart raise the curiosity of students to new heights.
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