How Our Lungs Work: Main Processes & Function

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Which of the following is a wide muscle that lies below your lungs that helps you breathe?

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1. When you inhale air, what happens to the diaphragm?

2. What are the tiny air sacs found in your lungs called?

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About This Quiz & Worksheet

This quiz/worksheet combo will help you test your understanding of the lungs. In order to pass the quiz, you will need to be familiar with key terms related to processes of the lungs.

Quiz & Worksheet Goals

In this assessment you'll be tested on aspects of the lungs including:

  • The muscle below the lungs that aides in breathing
  • The air sacs found in the lungs
  • How air is carried inside your lungs

Skills Practiced

This quiz and worksheet allow students to test the following skills:

  • Reading comprehension - ensure that you draw the most important information from the related lesson on how the lungs function
  • Distinguishing differences - compare and contrast topics from the lesson, such as the processes of inhaling and exhaling
  • Information recall - access the knowledge you've gained regarding the most important biological elements in the process of breathing

Additional Learning

To learn more about the lungs, review the accompanying lesson entitled How Our Lungs Work: Main Processes & Function. This lesson covers the following objectives:

  • Understand the processes of the body that allow us to breathe
  • Define key terms related to breathing, such as capillaries and bronchioles
  • Learn the main function of the lungs
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