Today in science class, we had rather an unusual science experiment; breathing through straws. First, we tried the wider straw, which everybody found pretty easy, and then we tried the thin straw, which was practically IMPOSSIBLE! The only activity we had to do with the thin straw was sit, because you can't breathe very well through a thin straw while sitting, just imagine the difficulty while running! The activity where breathing through the wide straw was hardest was jumping jacks, where I panted a lot and took several breaks. I think this is because I didn't have enough air to do the activity properly, so my lungs were kind of going "Hey, there's a little problem here?" Either way, it was MUCH harder to breathe through the thin straw, and I think I took like 20 rest breaks because it was so hard, even sitting down. I was glad we didn't do other activities other than that. If we had, my lungs would have burst! As I got more active, I noticed my breathing got faster and more difficult since I was breathing through a straw, which restricted the amount of air allowed in. My lungs needed to fill up faster, but they couldn't because of the straw.
Breathing Through Straws
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Corinne--writer, reader, musician, skater, horseback rider, 10 years old, big sister, dog lover, member of Mr. Solarz' awesome 5th grade class.