Hygiene. No. 1. Breathing

United Kingdom

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Demonstrates the experiments in the chemical process of burning and oxygenation and illustrates by growing plants, that oxygen is essential for life. Various methods of recording the inhalation and exhalation of breath are explained by animated diagrams.


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Gaumont-British Instructional



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United Kingdom
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Subject categories

Climate, Environment, Natural Resources & Disasters → Life (Biology)

Education, Instruction, Teaching & Schools → Science - Study and teaching

Educational & Instructional

Educational & Instructional → Educational films

Food, Health, Lifestyle, Medicine, Psychology & Safety → Human physiology

Mathematics, Science & Technology → Chemical processes

Mathematics, Science & Technology → Life (Biology)

Mathematics, Science & Technology → Oxygen

Mathematics, Science & Technology → Science - Experiments

Mathematics, Science & Technology → Science - Study and teaching

Short films

Short films → Short films - Great Britain




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