Welcome to Oxy.gen! The pavilion will start to breath with you thanks to suggestive special effects...
The first step of the educational path will focus on breathing, to discover how our body changes every inhalation and exhalation and to feel the sensation of lack of air.
Why do we breathe and how is composed the air that we inhale in our bodies.
Through his path along the respiratory system, the air passes through the larynx, where meets two important membranes: the vocal cords.
In this step will be displayed the cooperation between blood and breath, to understand the gas diffusion trough the alveoli’s membranes and the next step to the boy cells.
We will analyze how our organism asks for a higher quantity of oxygen when we are doing physical activities
The frequency of our breathing can be modified not only by physical activities, but also by emotions and moods.
When we inhale the air in our organism through our nose, we don't only give to our body the fuel for our activities, but we have also the chance to collect information from the world around us, thanks to its smells.
Now we know how many organs compose our respiratory system; each one works in order to allow us to breath. The human body is composed by many systems, each one made by different organs that cooperate to perform a complex task.
Now we will talk about the environment that surrounds us: we are in the Parco Nord of Milan, a green space located in a city densely populated and chaotic!
Thanks to the carbon dioxide consumption and the production of oxygen, trees and woods ensure the maintenance of an environment suitable for our lives.
We will observe in details the characteristics of molecules.
The atmosphere that surrounds us is composed by a mixture of gases that allow us to live: 78% of nitrogen, 21% of oxygen with little percentages of other gas, for example the carbon dioxide.
As we move away from the Earth's surface , the oxygen content decreases , up to the interplanetary vacuum.
The discovery of Parco Nord