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Trachea

The trachea is the breathing tube which is held open by rings of cartilage.

2

Ribcage

The ribcage is a set of ribs which cover your vital organs such as the heart or the lungs, it moves with your ribs in and out so when your lungs come out they don't get squashed.

3

Bronchus

It is a passage of airway that brings air into your lungs.

4

Bronciole

They are parts of the bronchus which branch outwards

5

Alveolus (air sac)

Is at the end of the bronchioles and are tiny air sacs where rapid gas exchange happens.

6

Rib

One of many ribs which make up the ribcage

7

Diaphram

The diaphragm allows air in and out of the lung.

8

Lung

They are air-filled organs on either side of the chest which hold your bronchus and is where gas exchange happens

9

Heart

A vital organ which keeps blood pumping round the body.

10

Muscle

Part of the human body which has the ability to contract, producing movement in or maintaining the position of parts of the body.

11

Mouth (breathing)

Where air passes in and out of your body

12

Nose (breathing)

Where air passes in and out of your body