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The Respiratory System of Birds

Seham Tahir Musa Al-Bohadja
Second Secondary School
Qatif, Kingdom of Saudi Arabia

*This video was sponsored by
Saudi Aramco and produced
by Sultan Bin Abdel Aziz
Science & Technology Center

This video aims to provide an illustrative lesson about the respiratory system in birds and how the adaptations of that system over time have made it different than that of other living creatures, especially mammals. Birds are omnipresent in our lives, and students will come to understand and appreciate the fascinating inner workings of these beautiful creatures. This lesson discusses avian features and differences for 20 to 25 minutes, with approximately 20 minutes of in-class student activities.

Seham Taher works as a teacher at the Second Secondary School in Qatif in the Kingdom of Saudi Arabia. She graduated from the University of Dammam specializing in Animal Biology. She enjoys reading scientific journals and literature in order to stay abreast of the latest developments.

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