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Author(s): Nancy Moreno, PhD, Barbara Tharp, MS, and Judith Dresden, MS.

Making the Cut-outs

Complete instructions for conducting activities in this slide set, including materials needed, setup instructions, student sheets (in English and in Spanish), answer keys and extensions, can be found in The Science of Air Teacher’s Guide, which is available free-of-charge at

Part 1. Making the cut-outs

1. Give each student one sheet each of blue and red construction paper. Direct students to cut out a set of lungs and a heart from each sheet, using the templates on the “Heart and Lungs Cut-Outs” student sheet. (This can be integrated into a mathematics or art lesson as a symmetry activity.)

2. Have students follow the directions on the student sheet to make the cut-outs (steps 1-5 above).

Funded by the following grant(s)

National Institute of Environmental Health Sciences, NIH

National Institute of Environmental Health Sciences, NIH

My Health My World: National Dissemination
Grant Number: 5R25ES009259
The Environment as a Context for Opportunities in Schools
Grant Number: 5R25ES010698, R25ES06932

Houston Endowment Inc.

Foundations for the Future: Capitalizing on Technology to Promote Equity, Access and Quality in Elementary Science Education