STEM Saturday: Free Printable Lungs Facts Valentines

Most Valentine’s days are filled with hearts, but what about the saying “You take my breath away”? Let’s go in a different direction this year, and teach our students about lungs during your next STEM Saturday.

STEM Saturday: Free Printable Lungs Facts Valentines

You can use these fact sheets throughout February or during the closest weekend to the holiday. 

Depending on the knowledge and interest of your students, pick the worksheet that best suit’s their skill level.

Human Lungs Worksheet – The Basics

Super Star Worksheets has designed 4 types of printable pages for you to use during your STEM Saturday (see also: STEM Saturday: Free Printable Human Heart Fact Valentines)meetings.

The first page is just a drawing of the lungs. You can use this page to get everyone into the right frame of mind. Have them color in the lungs, and ask questions about the unusual shapes.

As the day moves on, swap to the second worksheet. It has the same lungs but with lines for kids to write next to the image.

Here you can tell kids some facts (see also: 41 Fascinating Spider Facts For Kids)about lungs, and they can jot down what they know.

The third worksheet shows the same lung image again, but this time with the 4 main areas of the organ – the trachea, alveoli, bronchus, and bronchioles.

Tell the kids to make a note of these areas and ask them to write all over the worksheet to include all of the other facts (see also: Nature & Tradition: 54 Fun Facts About Autumn For Kids)they have learned that day.

Finally, the last task this worksheet has is a test. The Lung Labeled Worksheet is the same as the last but without the names of 4 essential areas. Take away their notes, and hand them this final worksheet. 

Ask them to label the 4 essential areas, and while they wait for everyone else to finish, they can earn extra points for writing additional facts on the back of the sheet.

Lungs Facts And Worksheets – Exam Studies

Lungs Facts And Worksheets - Exam Studies

Kids Connect has 6 worksheets for you to use as well as a long webpage filled with facts for you to share with your class.

The first worksheet is a word jumble of all the essential areas in the lungs. You can use this as your introduction to the topic. Talk about the areas, what they do, and where they are in a picture.

Then ask your class to unjumble the words. It’s okay if they get it wrong, as this is the opening to their lesson. When the task is complete, tell them what the actual spelling is.

The second worksheet has a picture of the human lungs with boxes for the students to write down the names of each anatomy. Since you’ve been talking about the lungs, they should hopefully know where each part is.

Tell them to write down the correct word for each location.

The third worksheet is a true or false test. Again this should contain information about what you have just spoken about. Ask them to tick the things which are correct and cross the false answers.

Moving away from typical testing, now ask your student to draw a lung that is inhaling and another which is exhaling.

The 5th task brings us back to the 6 important areas in the lungs. The students need to explain the meaning of each word – this will help solidify the facts.

The last sheet helps the kids understand why this is important in real life. You explain what diseases can harm the lungs, and they use their deductive reasoning to figure out how to promote good lung health.

All of the information you need is on the webpage, along with helpful classroom tips and suggestions.

True Or False Facts About Lungs – A Thoughtful Exercise

Our last worksheet is just two pages long. One page has facts and pictures while the other has a true or false question table.

The concepts are simple and would be perfect for preschoolers and older. The idea is to get them thinking, and it doesn’t matter if they get the answers right or wrong.

Because this worksheet was written by the UK company Twinkl, the spelling of some words might be British instead of American. This shouldn’t be an issue, as long as you explain to your students that both English-speaking countries use different variations.

If you want to, you could also turn this into a spelling moment, where you can ask the kids to find the variations.

On the webpage, you’ll also find a small amount of information about lungs to help you as the teacher, and a YouTube video to help you get the most out of the worksheet.

This worksheet is perfect for young students that won’t concentrate on a task for too long, or as a quickfire exercise to get them back into their lesson.

Alternatively, you could also offer this worksheet as homework. It should only take 5 to 10 minutes to complete.

Final Thoughts

Getting kids into STEM isn’t difficult when you give them interesting topics and engaging activities. Almost every class your kids take in February will be using hearts as their visual engagement point. Be different from the rest and offer them lungs instead.

Frequently Asked Questions

What Are 5 Interesting Facts About Lungs?

1. You can live with one lung. 
2. The average person breathes in 11,000 liters of air a day. 
3. Pulmonology is the study of lung diseases.
4. The left lung is smaller than the right.
5. Lungs are the only organ that can float on water.

What Are Lungs Made Of?

Lungs are made up of lobes. The left lung has 2 lobes, and the right lung has 3. The left lung is smaller because it needs to make room for the heart.

Why Are Lungs Pink?

Lungs are pink because the lobes are made from spongy tissues. These tissues are mostly blood capillaries. A large amount of blood capillaries create a rich blood supply. It’s the blood mixed with the capillaries which creates the pink color.

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