Respiratory System! WAHOOO

By: Ashley Benhayoun, Joanne Hong, Jessica Humen

Why do we Breathe?

Most people ask that question and are not that sure.

BUT WE ARE HERE TO ANSWER!!!


Our body stores many nutrients that we need, but one thing we can't store is Oxygen. Oxygen is an invisible gas that is extremely important to our survival. Since we cannot store Oxygen, we must continually breathe to take in Oxygen and release Carbon Dioxide, a harmful gas which is toxic to our bodies. Since you can't store oxygen your body must go through a process called breathing! This is the reason for the season of breathin'.


Breathing is Beautiful!

Breathing is the main function of the respiratory system.

  • In more complex animals breathing is a process of carrying oxygen to the lungs.
  • In the human's lungs, your lungs rest on the diaphragm which moves downward as you breathe and your rib cage gets expanded.
  • The diaphragm moves upward when we exhale
  • Oxygen is sent to the blood through respiration

SOME FUN PICTURES! HEHEHE

Some Fun Facts!

Things that can mess up your respiratory system

Causes

  • Smoking
  • Air Pollution
  • Harmful gases
  • Toxic waste


Effects

  • Lung cancer
  • Bad Breathing
  • emphysema