The breath of life
Welcome to Oxy.gen! The venue will begin to “breathe” with you, thanks to striking special effects.
Why we breathe
Why do we breathe and what makes up the air we are constantly taking into our bodies?
Where does the voice come from?
As air travels along the respiratory tract, it passes through the larynx, where it comes into contact with two very important membranes: the vocal cords!
The way that blood and breath work together can help us to understand how gases pass through the alveolar membranes and their journey from there to the body’s cells.
Give me more oxygen
Why do our bodies require more oxygen when our levels of physical activity increase?
Breathing and mood
Physical activity is not the only thing that can alter the regularity of our breathing! Emotions can have the same effect.
The sense of smell and healthy breathing
When we inhale air into our bodies through our noses, not only do we get the “fuel” we need for our activities, but we can also gather information from the world around us through its scents.
The human body: a perfect machine
Now we know which organs make up the respiratory tract; each does its own job, allowing us to breathe. The human body is composed of many different tracts and systems, each consisting of a set of diverse organs that work together to carry out one complicated task.
The source of oxygen
Let us move on now, from our bodies’ inner workings to the environment around us. We are located within Milan's Parco Nord, a green 'lung’ in the midst of a densely populated and traffic-clogged city! By consuming carbon dioxide and producing oxygen, trees and forests maintain an environment that is suitable for human life.
A little bit of chemistry
We take an in-depth look at the characteristics of molecules
The Earth: a breathing planet
The atmosphere that surrounds our planet is composed of a mixture of gases that make it possible for us to survive: 78% nitrogen and 21% oxygen, with small percentages of other gases, including carbon dioxide. The further we travel from the Earth's surface, the smaller the percentage of oxygen becomes, until we reach the interplanetary vacuum.
A green ‘lung’ for the city
Exploring Parco Nord Milano.