Human Movement: How the Body Walks, Runs, Jumps, and Kicks

Human Movement: How the Body Walks, Runs, Jumps, and Kicks

Why do we walk on two legs? How do our muscles know how to work together when we dance? In Human Movement: How the Body Walks, Runs, Jumps, and Kicks, readers ages 12 to 15 learn the basic anatomy and physiology of the human body and discover how bones, muscles, organs, and nerves work together to make walking, running, and all other movement possible.

  • Encourages scientific exploration of an everyday reality and makes use of high-interest examples of movement, such as sports and dance.
  • Readers learn about the skeletal system, muscles, the brain-body connection, energy metabolism, and other body systems that play a role in human movement.

Price (suggested retail)

  • Softcover, $17.95
  • Hardcover, $22.95
  • eBook, $12.99

Grade Level 7–9

Ages 12–15

Subjects

  • Life Science

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Why do we walk on two legs? How do our muscles know how to work together when we dance? In Human Movement: How the Body Walks, Runs, Jumps, and Kicks, readers ages 12 to 15 learn the basic anatomy and physiology of the human body and discover how bones, muscles, organs, and nerves work together to make walking, running, and all other movement possible.

  • Encourages scientific exploration of an everyday reality and makes use of high-interest examples of movement, such as sports and dance.
  • Readers learn about the skeletal system, muscles, the brain-body connection, energy metabolism, and other body systems that play a role in human movement.

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Genetics: Breaking the Code of Your DNA
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“A solid STEM resource recommended for general interest as well as supplemental curricular use.”

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“The abstractions of religion make it a tricky topic for objective and clear middle-level resources, but this dynamic book manages to be both informative and accessible. . .”

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Physics: Investigate the Mechanics of Nature
National Science Teachers Association Recommends
“. . . The investigations will make ‘physics come alive’ for students with the real life applications. The projects would be perfect for science fairs, classroom projects, and for parents to complete at home with children. There is a complete glossary and resource guide including websites, books, and periodicals. The content supports the NGSS Standards. . .This book is a well–written resource for classroom teachers, students, and parents.”
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Build a Model of the Arm

The arm is made of three main bones: the humerus, ulna, and radius. These bones support the arm and provide attachment points for the muscles that move the arm. Joints at the shoulder and elbow give the arm a wide range of motion and flexibility. In this project, you will build a model of an arm and recreate its movement.

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Grade Level: 7–9
Ages: 12–15
Subjects: Life Science,
Specs: 8 x 10 , 4-color interior , 128 pages,
Includes: Table of Contents, Timeline, Glossary, Resources, Index,

Reviews

Praise for other books by Carla Mooney:

Forensics: Uncover the Science and Technology of Crime Scene Investigation
Booklist 
“ . . . Like other titles in the ‘Inquire and Investigate’ series, this book focuses on a high-interest topic in a cutting-edge field to reinforce young people’s understanding of the scientific method . . . an appealing and age-appropriate STEM resource.”

Genetics: Breaking the Code of Your DNA
School Library Journal
“A solid STEM resource recommended for general interest as well as supplemental curricular use.”

Comparative Religion: Investigate the World Through Religious Tradition
Booklist
“The abstractions of religion make it a tricky topic for objective and clear middle-level resources, but this dynamic book manages to be both informative and accessible. . .”

Praise for other books in the series:
Physics: Investigate the Mechanics of Nature
National Science Teachers Association Recommends
“. . . The investigations will make ‘physics come alive’ for students with the real life applications. The projects would be perfect for science fairs, classroom projects, and for parents to complete at home with children. There is a complete glossary and resource guide including websites, books, and periodicals. The content supports the NGSS Standards. . .This book is a well–written resource for classroom teachers, students, and parents.”
Civic Unrest: Investigate the Struggle for Social Change
Booklist
“. . . a complete and thorough resource dealing with basic civic principles for the middle-level social- studies classroom.”


Projects

project image

Build a Model of the Arm

The arm is made of three main bones: the humerus, ulna, and radius. These bones support the arm and provide attachment points for the muscles that move the arm. Joints at the shoulder and elbow give the arm a wide range of motion and flexibility. In this project, you will build a model of an arm and recreate its movement.


Click here to download a print-friendly PDF

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