The Human Body
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The Human Body: Get Under the Skin with Science Activities for Kids

Illustrated by Alexis Cornell

Did you know that your brain has up to 100 billion nerve cells? Wow! What else is going on in your body?

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Available In:
Hardcover, $22.95
9781619307988
Paperback, $17.95
9781619308015
eBook, $12.99
9781619307995
Includes: Table of Contents | Charts | Glossary | Resources | Index | Metric Conversions Chart
Specs: 8 x 10 size | 4-color interior | 128 pages
Subject: Science
Content Focus: Life Science

Reviews

Praise for the previous edition of The Human Body
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. The scientific explanations are superb. A great addition to any collection.” School Library Journal

Praise for Explore Solids and Liquids by Kathleen M. Reilly
Science Books & Films
++: Highly Recommended
“The author did an outstanding job of making the concepts of molecules and atoms understandable for an elementary student, and these concepts are critical to the discussion of density. Difficult content was developed in a logical sequence and there is a good flow of ideas and experiments within the book. This book is an excellent resource for an elementary science classroom studying forms of matter.”

Detailed Book Description

Did you know that your brain has up to 100 billion nerve cells? Wow! What else is going on in your body?

In The Human Body: Get Under the Skin with Science Activities for Kids, middle schoolers learn about the different bodily systems that keep people breathing, moving, thinking, and staying healthy! Kids get a good look 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.

By studying the circulatory system, the digestive system, muscles, bones, the brain, senses, reproduction system, and more, kids gain a deep understanding of why they can do the things they do and even learn about what they can do to take care of their bodies so they live long and healthy lives. Through science-minded STEM activities, readers see exactly how smoke affects the lungs, how the heart really acts as a liquid pump, and how the different joints are structured and serve different purposes.

The Human Body includes critical thinking exercises and essential questions related to anatomy. Fun facts, links to online primary sources and other supplemental material, plus graphic novel illustrations and photography encourage readers to take a deep dive under their skin!

Try these hands-on anatomy projects!

  • Try playing with muscle memory
  • Grow your own indoor sensory garden
  • Conduct your own decalcifying bone experiment

TABLE OF CONTENTS

Timeline

Introduction
Take a Look!

Chapter 1
The Cardiovascular System

Chapter 2
Respiratory System

Chapter 3
Digestive System

Chapter 4
Muscles and Bones

Chapter 5
Skin

Chapter 6
The Brain and Senses

Chapter 7
Reproduction and Genetics

Chapter 8
Diseases and Immunity

Glossary
Metric Conversions
Resources
Essential Questions
Index