Respiratory System

By: Ben Hand, Jack Beasley, and Rohan Morar

Lungs

this is the organ that transfers air to the blood in few fish few snails and complex life forms. In mammals they are found on either side of the heart. It is a perishable in transporting air from the out side to your blood stream. It also releases carbon dioxide to the atmosphere.

Trachea

This organ caries the air you take in from the mouth and then brings carbon dioxide out of your body. The trachea is attached to bronchioles that are small tube in your lungs. there are about 30,000 bronchioles in each lung. on the end of each bronchioles there are alveoli wich take the oxygen out of the air. There are about 600 million alveoli in your lungs.

Diaphragm

the diaphragm is the only muscle in your respiratory system the job of this muscle is to control your breathing. it dose that by retracting when you breath in and ex spans when you breath out.

Facts

The right lung is a little bit bigger than the left lung.
-The surface area of a lung is about the size of a tennis court.
-People lose about half a liter of water every day from breathing.
-The fastest sneeze was about 165 mph.
-The breathing rate is faster in kids and women than men.
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