This article describes an easily made physical lung model for teaching about lung ventilation. It has rectified some major shortcomings of the bell-jar balloon model by having a fluid-filled “pleural cavity,” a dome-shaped “diaphragm,” and an inflated “lung” at rest. The model can be used to tackle some misconceptions about ventilation as well as to learn some difficult concepts such as the negative pleural pressure and pneumothorax.
Skip Nav Destination
Research Article| August 01 2020
An Improved Physical Lung Model for Teaching Lung Ventilation
The American Biology Teacher (2020) 82 (6): 413–415.
- Views Icon Views
- Share Icon Share
- Search Site
Kwok-chi Lau; An Improved Physical Lung Model for Teaching Lung Ventilation. The American Biology Teacher 1 August 2020; 82 (6): 413–415. doi: https://doi.org/10.1525/abt.2020.82.6.413
Download citation file: