The Diaphragm: Independent Lesson

The Diaphragm: Independent Lesson


A complete independent lesson on the diaphragm. I like to use this as a special unit because it really illustrates how the body systems are so interconnected. This unit explains how the diaphragm is necessary to breathe.

This lesson is geared towards middle school students, but could be helpful for students in high school as well.

In my opinion, the best part of this lesson is the checklist that allows students to methodically move through the lesson without getting lost on what to do next.

When I use this set in my classroom, I laminate several copies and keep them in separate envelopes along with the consumables the students will need to complete the lesson. This way I can reuse the pages many times and students can check off their progress using an overhead pen. When they are done, they wipe off the checklist and return the set.

This is great as a part of a unit on the human body or systems in science.

The Diaphragm by Cate O'Donnell is licensed under a Creative Commons Attribution-NonCommercial-NoDerivs 3.0 Unported License.

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Grade Levels: 5th, 6th, 7th, 8th, 9th, Homeschool
Resource Types: Lesson Plans (Individual), Worksheets, Homeschool Curricula