The Human Body: 25 Fantastic  Projects Illuminate How the Body Works

The Human Body: 25 Fantastic Projects Illuminate How the Body Works

Kids will be amazed at all the action that’s going on right inside their own bodies, from understanding just how that apple turns into energy to how the “leftovers” make their exit. The Human Body: 25 Fantastic Projects Illuminate How the Body Works will engage kids with hands-on activities that will show them all the fantastic, well-orchestrated systems at work in their very own bodies—they’ll see exactly how smoke affects the lung, how the heart really acts as a liquid pump, and how the different joints are structured and serve different purposes. Kids will gain a concrete understanding of their bodies—and realize in the process just how amazing they really are.

Price (suggested retail)

  • Softcover, $15.95
  • eBook, $12.95

Grade Level 4–6

Ages 9–12

GRL V

Subjects

  • Biology
  • Engineering & Technology
  • Physics
  • STEM - STEAM

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Kids will be amazed at all the action that’s going on right inside their own bodies, from understanding just how that apple turns into energy to how the “leftovers” make their exit. The Human Body: 25 Fantastic Projects Illuminate How the Body Works will engage kids with hands-on activities that will show them all the fantastic, well-orchestrated systems at work in their very own bodies—they’ll see exactly how smoke affects the lung, how the heart really acts as a liquid pump, and how the different joints are structured and serve different purposes. Kids will gain a concrete understanding of their bodies—and realize in the process just how amazing they really are.


School Library Journal
“The workings of the human body are expertly summarized in 11 tidy chapters, which include experiments that explain how the body works by creating models that either imitate or test its functions . . . projects include making a fingerprinting kit, forming an exact model of one’s teeth, and taking a DNA extraction from plant cells. Simple drawings and cartoons enliven and illuminate the text . . . The scientific explanations are superb. A great addition to any collection.”

The School Librarian’s Workshop
“Another new anatomy title is The Human Body: 25 projects Illuminate How the Body Works by Kathleen M. Reilly. The 10 chapters use humorous illustrations, fact boxes, and ‘Words to Know’ to help the reader along. Projects include making fake blood, a tooth cast, and homemade skin care products.”

Jon Mallatt, Associate Professor of Basic Medical Sciences at Washington State University, co-author of Human Anatomy
“This book is lots of fun. It is easy to read and it gets the science right. All the projects are entertaining, easy enough to perform, and they teach a whole lot about how our fascinating bodies really work!”

Christopher T. Minson, Ph.D., Associate Professor/Department Head, Department Human Physiology, University of Oregon
“I love this book! As an educator, scientist, and parent, I found this book to be an excellent educational tool. The text is entertaining, the illustrations are fun and informative, and the experiments really bring the concepts to life! Students young and old will be engaged, entertained, and will have new-found excitement for the human body!”

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Model Lungs

Lungs aren’t muscles that move themselves. Instead, they depend on air pressure in your chest cavity and movement from your diaphragm and chest muscles to inflate and deflate. Here’s how you can see this in action.

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Kathleen M. Reilly

Kathleen Reilly has written several books for Nomad Press, including Planet Earth: 25 Environmental Projects You Can Build Yourself; The Human Body: 25 Fantastic Projects Illuminate How the Body Works; Explore Weather and Climate! with 25 Projects; and Natural Disasters: Investigate Earth’s Most Destructive Forces with 25 Projects. She is an award-winning author of several other science books for kids and is a contributor to dozens of publications, including Better Homes & Gardens, Family Circle, Family Fun, National Geographic Kids, and Parents. Kate lives in Raleigh, NC.



More Details

Grade Level: 4–6
Ages: 9–12
GRL: V
Subjects: Biology, Engineering & Technology, Physics, STEM - STEAM,
Specs: 8 x 10 , black and white interior , 128 pages,
Includes: Table of Contents, Charts, Glossary, Resources, Index,

Reviews

School Library Journal
“The workings of the human body are expertly summarized in 11 tidy chapters, which include experiments that explain how the body works by creating models that either imitate or test its functions . . . projects include making a fingerprinting kit, forming an exact model of one’s teeth, and taking a DNA extraction from plant cells. Simple drawings and cartoons enliven and illuminate the text . . . The scientific explanations are superb. A great addition to any collection.”

The School Librarian’s Workshop
“Another new anatomy title is The Human Body: 25 projects Illuminate How the Body Works by Kathleen M. Reilly. The 10 chapters use humorous illustrations, fact boxes, and ‘Words to Know’ to help the reader along. Projects include making fake blood, a tooth cast, and homemade skin care products.”

Jon Mallatt, Associate Professor of Basic Medical Sciences at Washington State University, co-author of Human Anatomy
“This book is lots of fun. It is easy to read and it gets the science right. All the projects are entertaining, easy enough to perform, and they teach a whole lot about how our fascinating bodies really work!”

Christopher T. Minson, Ph.D., Associate Professor/Department Head, Department Human Physiology, University of Oregon
“I love this book! As an educator, scientist, and parent, I found this book to be an excellent educational tool. The text is entertaining, the illustrations are fun and informative, and the experiments really bring the concepts to life! Students young and old will be engaged, entertained, and will have new-found excitement for the human body!”


Projects

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Model Lungs

Lungs aren’t muscles that move themselves. Instead, they depend on air pressure in your chest cavity and movement from your diaphragm and chest muscles to inflate and deflate. Here’s how you can see this in action.


Click here to download a print-friendly PDF

Author-Illustrator

Kathleen M. Reilly

Kathleen Reilly has written several books for Nomad Press, including Planet Earth: 25 Environmental Projects You Can Build Yourself; The Human Body: 25 Fantastic Projects Illuminate How the Body Works; Explore Weather and Climate! with 25 Projects; and Natural Disasters: Investigate Earth’s Most Destructive Forces with 25 Projects. She is an award-winning author of several other science books for kids and is a contributor to dozens of publications, including Better Homes & Gardens, Family Circle, Family Fun, National Geographic Kids, and Parents. Kate lives in Raleigh, NC.