The Lungs Lesson for Kids: Definition & Facts


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One of the major functions of the lungs is _____, which is when oxygen is put into the blood and carbon dioxide is taken out.

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1. Which of the following is the appropriate medical term for the windpipe?

2. How many lungs does a person have?

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About This Quiz & Worksheet

Breathing might seem like a simple act, but there is more going on than you might realize. This quiz/worksheet combo will show how much you know about the lungs. You will be quizzed mostly on words that are used when describing the lungs and what they do.

Quiz & Worksheet Goals

When taking this quiz, you will answer questions about:

  • A major function or job of the lungs
  • The windpipe
  • How many lungs we have
  • The pathway air follows when we breathe
  • What air is made up of

Skills Practiced

  • Critical thinking - examine information about the lungs in a different light
  • Information recall - remember facts such as how many lungs people have and another word for 'windpipe'
  • Knowledge application - use what you know to answer questions about air and what body structures are involved when we breathe air in

Additional Learning

You might be interested in learning more about these organs. Use The Lungs Lesson for Kids: Definition & Facts to find out about:

  • A major process relating to the lungs
  • The way air gets into the lungs
  • An example to help you remember what the lungs look like