Tuesday, April 9, 2013

Science Update

In our study of the Human Body, we have learned about following systems: skeletal, muscular, digestive, and circulatory. With each system we have focused on two major topics: the purpose of the system and the jobs of the different organs that work together in each system. We are currently studying the respiratory system, and will conclude our unit with an in-depth study of the nervous system. During this portion of our unit, we will learn about some of the neurological disorders that affect our friends at the Metro School.

Interesting facts about the respiratory system:

  • Your lungs contain almost 1,500 miles of airways and over 300 million alveoli.
  • Every minutes you breathe in about 13 pints of air.