Tar Jar 2nd – 5th Grade


Tar Jar

2nd and 3rd Grade

What to say when making a presentation…

  • This is a Tar Jar
  • Tar is in cigarettes.  It is just like the sticky black stuff on roads and it is also used on roofs to make shingles stick to the roof.
  • Tar is in cigarettes and it is why the pig lungs turned black.
  • This is about ½ pack of cigarettes a day for a year
  • Tar can NEVER be removed from your body.
  • Someone who has smoked a pack a day for 20 years has 40 jars of this in their body!

Tar Jar

4th and 5th Grade

What to say when making a presentation…

  • Review what tar is:  It is the stuff that you find on blacktop to seal the cracks – it sticks to your shoes when it’s hot.  It is also used on roofs, when attaching shingles.  Make the point that it is very sticky.
  • This EXACT SAME THING is found in cigarettes!!
  • The tar jar is how much tar gets into a person’s body if they smoke: ½ pack of cigarettes everyday for One Year
  • Tar carries all of the ingredients in tobacco smoke – including the ones that cause cancer.
  • Tar mixes with the water in a persons’ body.  Blood is 90% water.  The tar mixes into this blood and travels throughout a human’s entire body.  This is how people can get cancer anywhere in their body from smoking.  (It mixes with the water in a person’s body like Kool-Aid mix dissolves and mixes with water in a pitcher.)
  • Tar can NEVER be removed from your body.
  • Someone who has smoked a pack a day for 20 years has 40 jars of this in their body!