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Ms. Dugan
Grades 6-8
Nearly all students from low‑income households
  • 6 donors
  • $0 still needed

No Joke, I Won't Smoke

My students need to see what really happens inside your body! They need to see how much damage smoking really does to your lungs!

My Students

I teach in a struggling school district. While we have many many smart and talented students, we have little money to provide interesting, engaging learning experiences.

We need to get kids to see the real dangers of smoking!

While there are lots of pictures and videos online about the dangers of smoking, but kids are not always affected by what they see in pictures. After all, don't we tell them not to believe everything they see on the internet?

Many years ago, I was fortunate enough to acquire some amazing hands-on smoking demonstrations. Unfortunately, they have parts that need to be replaced over time. I have one activity that literally shows students inflating healthy lungs and then shows the tar-infested lungs. I have another that shows the tar that is actually given off by a single cigarette. It has been a rare student who has not walked out of class swearing they'll never use cigarettes!

Please help me replenish these invaluable lessons so that I can continue to get the powerful responses that I have from my students.

My Project

These lungs will replace the ones I've been using for quite some time. The lungs themselves may not last forever, but the image in your brain will last long after the lesson!

This visual demonstration has had some of the greatest impacts on my students who are considering smoking, who may be already smoking, or who have people they care about smoking.

After this lesson, I love hearing conversations in the hall when students tell each other just how gross smoking really is.

The damage from smoking can't always be seen from outside the body, but they sure can be seen INSIDE the body which is why I'm requesting simulated smoker lungs.

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Materials Cost Quantity Total
BioQuest Replacement Simulated Smokers Lungs Only • Nasco $135.00 1 $135.00
BioQuest Replacement Inflatable Healthy Swine Lungs Only • Nasco $115.00 1 $115.00

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6 donors6 donors have given to this project.

This project will reach 200 students.

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This classroom project was brought to life by The First Million Fund and 5 other donors.

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