On your marks … get set … breathe
How does exercise affect our breath and breathing?
On your marks … get set … breathe is a group of
four experiments all about breathing
and lung function. Students use lung volume
bags, peak flow meters and pulse
oximeters (provided in the In the Zone box from
2012) to explore how their lungs work. They will collect and
compare their results in order to find out how different activities
affect their breathing.
The experiments can be carried out in the science classroom but
there is an opportunity for collaboration with your PE department
and use of their facilities. Download comprehensive teacher and
student resources here.