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Just Go with the Flow! 5.

5. Choose two members from the group to take the trip around the different
posts. Let the partners start the tour in the lung area and together pick up a paper
Objectives: labeled as oxygen from another member standing at his post. They should carry
the strip of paper to the heart, passing through the left atrium, and then to the
 Describe blood flow and gas exchange within the heart, circulatory system, and
left ventricle. As the partners go to every station, they must leave a trail of rope or
ribbon held by another member in a designated area, until the path of the journey
 Explain the mechanism of how the respiratory and circulatory systems work is completely traced.
6. Partners must run along the chalk marks representing the arteries into the
Materials: Paper strips Rope or ribbon, Marking pen, Chalk capillary area.

Procedure: 7. Tell the partners to exchange the strip of paper representing oxygen for a piece
of paper representing carbon dioxide with a member in his designated area.
1. Perform the activity with your group mates (7-8 persons).
8. Make the partners run along the chalk marks representing the veins into the
2. Assign and label different areas in the outdoor setting as: lungs, left atrium, left heart area, first to the right ventricle, then to the right atrium.
ventricle, arteries, capillary, veins, right ventricle, and right atrium.
9. The partners must then run back into the lung area where the process begins
3. Using the marking pen, write down the word oxygen on as many paper strips as again. When there are no more strips of paper, the activity is over. The leader may
you can and place them in the lung area. The capillary area should have papers want to keep placing new papers into designated areas to keep the game going on
with carbon dioxide written on them. longer.

4. Use the chalk to mark and define the different areas such as what is given in Guide Questions:
the diagram below. Assign some members of your group to stand still on the
different marked areas. How do the heart and the lungs work together?

What takes place when you inhale and exhale?


What does blood deliver to every part of the body?


Why is oxygen important to your body?


How will you describe the sequence of oxygen, carbon dioxide, and blood flow in
your own words? ______________________