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Teacher's Guide

Activity Three

Activity Three


The student will learn that cigarette smoke contains molecules that are deposited along the entire respiratory tract, including the lungs. These molecules not only turn the lungs and other parts of the respiratory system black, but they also cause cancers and other respiratory illnesses.


The students will conduct the following experiment:

Materials needed: cigarette, transparent plastic syringe, cotton balls, matches or lighter