BAM! Body and Mind. Classroom Resources for Teachers

Where There’s Smoke: The Effects of Smoking on the Human Body

In this lesson, students conduct an experiment that demonstrates what goes into a person’s lungs with each puff of a cigarette. Then, students will view an interactive Web animation that gives a 360-degree view of the organs in the human body and an explanation of how tobacco use affects each organ.

Students will:

  • Simulate/describe/estimate the impact of smoking on the lungs
  • Identify the functions of major organs of the human body
  • Identify the specific ways tobacco use affects these major organs
  • Develop a persuasive presentation designed to discourage their peers from using tobacco

Relevant Standards:
This activity fulfills science and health education standards [PDF – 269 KB].

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