Children’s Health Education Center’s Destination Respiration,
a BlueKids.org e-learning program designed for
students in grades 4 and 5, helps kids learn about
keeping their lungs healthy and safe.
Created by educators at CHEC, in
collaboration with medical experts
at Children’s Hospital of Wisconsin –
one of the nation’s leading pediatric
hospitals – Destination Respiration
makes lungs fun by focusing on the
In addition to pre- and post-tests
that measure students’ knowledge of
the respiratory system, Destination
Respiration features exciting, imaginative
activities that help make learning fun.
- Anatomy of the respiratory system.
- Keeping the respiratory system
healthy and safe.
- Improving respiratory function.
Destination Respiration can be used
as the core of, or a supplement to, your
current health education and/or your
school’s wellness initiative. The program
empowers students to maintain the
health of their respiratory system.
- While riding the “Respiratory Rollercoaster,” students are “inhaled”
through a nose where they explore the respiratory system on an oxygen
bubble before getting “coughed” out of the body.
- Modeled after the popular video game, Pac-Man, “Double Escape”
takes students through a maze, where their objective is to “gobble up”
as much oxygen as possible and avoid harmful objects like cigarettes.
- The “Ultimate Oxygenator” quizzes students on what they learned.
Stumped students may breathe a little easier by using one of their
lung lines for assistance.
Destination Respiration features a
comprehensive teacher’s guide that
prepares teachers to use CHEC’s
e-learning solution in their classrooms.
The guide provides:
- Details of all activities and lessons.
- Learning objectives aligned with
national standards and core
- Classroom implementation strategies.
- Alternative teaching delivery
- Take-home activities.
- Additional resources.