Lungs, heart and respiration images

Our lungs, our heart and the rest of our respiratory and circulatory systems are vital for getting oxygen into and around our bodies

Most of the energy we use in our bodies is generated through aerobic respiration, which requires oxygen. Our respiratory and circulatory systems are vital for getting oxygen into and around our bodies, as well as for getting rid of waste products. Take a closer look at these vital body parts in this collection of images.

Image research by Benjamin Thompson, Chrissie Giles and Natalie Hunter; captions adapted by Chrissie Giles and Natalie Hunter. All of these images are free to use in your classroom. 

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About this resource

This resource was first published in ‘Exercise, Energy and Movement’ in January 2012 and reviewed and updated in August 2016.

Topics:
Cell biology, Physiology
Issue:
Exercise, Energy and Movement
Education levels:
14–16, 16–19, Continuing professional development