Respiratory System Activities | Lungs | Respiration | Human Body Systems



Are you teaching the digestive system or about digestion but having trouble finding kid-friendly, engaging text, digestion system activities, and diagrams? This complete 10 day unit includes everything you need to teach your upper elementary students about the digestion system and digestion. Both a print and interactive digital version made for Google slides are included.

Lessons cover parts of the respiratory system, functions of the respiratory system, breathing, inhaling, exhaling, hiccups, sneezing, and respiratory health. Students will love the fun, engaging activities provided. You will love that activities are low to no-prep and completely planned out for you!

What does a lesson look like? Daily lessons include an objective, learning through videos and/ or the included informational fact book, hands-on activities, and daily exit slip to assess student understanding.

Digital Version:

Everything you need for an engaging, interactive digital unit is included. Lessons have been divided into units, making it easy to assign and complete activities based on objectives. This unit was designed in a way for students to guide themselves through learning, making it easy for the teacher. The unit has been made for use with Google Slides and Google forms (included end of unit quiz.)



  • Link to digital version made for Google slides
  • 10 days of lesson plans: lesson plans and needed resources are included for easy implementation
  • 15 color Respiratory System vocabulary posters: Includes words respiratory system, breathing, respiration, larynx, trachea, bronchi, carbon dioxide, bronchioles, alveoli, capillary, inhale, exhale, diaphragm, lungs, cilia
  • Respiratory System Videos: 2 posters included with links to respiratory system videos (one with QR codes and one with website links)
  • Video viewing guide: Fill out this viewing guide graphic organizer while watching any of the respiratory system videos
  • Brainstorming chart: lungs system “is, can, have” chart for assessing background knowledge
  • Respiratory System fact book: 6 pages of text including the following topics- respiratory system functions, breathing, inhale, exhale, lungs, keeping it healthy
  • vocabulary foldables: 3 foldables are included to cover all vocabulary words. Foldables include a section for the definition and an illustration. Foldables can be glued into a science notebook or stapled to keep in a folder.
  • Parts of the Respiratory System diagrams: color and black and white versions, fill in the blank option
  • Parts of the Respiratory System foldable: Create a foldable about the parts of the respiratory system. Perfect to glue into a science notebook or respiratory system lapbook
  • Body part match: cut and paste parts of the respiratory system to the correct definition
  • Respiratory system cause and effect: Use the informational text to fill in the cause and effect graphic organizers
  • Explanatory Writing: Respiratory system functions explanatory writing prompt, graphic organizer, and writing page
  • Respiration Sequencing: Comic strip sequencing activity.
  • Larynx: informational text, vocabulary graphic organizer, comprehension questions
  • Hiccups: informational text and text-based questions
  • Sneezes: informational text and text-based questions
  • Healthy Respiratory System: cut and paste statements as healthy/ not healthy for the respiratory system
  • Coloring Notes: Respiratory System and Lungs coloring notes pages (graphic organizers meet coloring pages)
  • Sentence Writing: Use the two vocabulary words to write a factual sentence about the respiratory system.
  • Respiratory System Facts Puzzle: Answer interesting facts about the respiratory system using the code.
  • Respiratory system word search: Search for respiratory system vocabulary. Perfect for early finisher activity.
  • Respiratory System Research: Research an “I wonder” statement about the respiratory system. Write a paragraph about your findings.
  • Air Pollution: Read how air pollution effects the human respiratory system. Context clues and main idea/ details practice pages.
  • Asthma Research: Research asthma using the QR code poster and fill in the brochure
  • Lung Capacity activity: Investigate lung capacity with this fun activity.
  • Opinion Writing: Respiratory system opinion writing prompt, graphic organizer, and writing page
  • Task Cards: 32 Task Cards to review the respiratory system and recording page
  • Respiratory system project: Respiratory system project choice board and rubric (great as a culminating assessment of the unit)
  • Daily exit slips: Exit slips are included for 8 days of the unit to review what was learned.


What teachers like you are saying…

⭐⭐⭐⭐⭐ Rebekah R. said, “This has been a life saver! My kids find this to be super engaging. I love that there are many different topics within this unit, including real world things like asthma and air pollution. Thanks!”

⭐⭐⭐⭐⭐ Laura said, “I love how thorough this unit is. There are lots of activities to keep students engaged and different approaches to learning the material. I love how it is easy to use and requires minimal prep.”

⭐⭐⭐⭐⭐ The Home Aide Teacher said, “I’ve said it before and I’ll say it again…I wish I’d bought the whole bundle instead of a piece at a time. I kept thinking that my daughter might get bored of using it for every human body system, but NO! She chose it every time! We love it for learning how to take notes from the excellent videos you have provided. There is SO MUCH in here for Informational and Science Learning…reading material, labeling, research, project choice boards, and more! My daughter has learned SO MUCH that she wants to start her own podcast!”


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