Build a Model of the Arm

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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River Watching

River Watching

From Rivers and Streams!

Observing things closely is an important part of being a scientist. In this activity, you’ll watch a river to see what you can notice about it.

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Be a Wetland Detective

Be a Wetland Detective

From Marshes and Swamps!

Is there some kind of wetland near your home? Do you live near a river or lake? Or next to the ocean? Ask an adult to help you identify a local wetland to explore.

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Ocean Journal

Ocean Journal

From Oceans and Seas!

Captain James Cook (1728–1779) was a famous British explorer. On his journey to the Arctic Ocean, he kept a journal and recorded his observations about Arctic ice. Today, scientists use Captain Cook’s notes to understand how sea ice in the Arctic is changing. You, too, can record your observations in a science journal. Who will read about your discoveries in the future?

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Lake-Top Living

Lake-Top Living

From Lakes and Ponds!

What happens when a lake grows and shrinks according to the season? How do people live and work on a lake that’s always moving its shores? Residents on Tonlé Sap in Cambodia solved this problem by building a floating village. Imagine you are building a brand new floating village. What do you think would be good building materials? Use the scientific method to think about different ways to make a cardboard structure float.

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Reviews

School Library Connection
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This book is a great blend of graphics and information for the young reader. Chapters look at the kinesiology of the human body, as well as a history of movement in regard to exercise and competition, complete with a timeline. It covers various systems of the body, such as the skeleton, muscles, and organs. Information on nutrition is also included. There are labs and activities the reader can participate in as well as QR codes that will take the reader to relevant websites. This book is a great introduction to research with the many resources provided, including primary sources. The blend of graphics and text will appeal to a variety of readers. Recommended"

National Science Teachers Association Recommends
"A completely engaging narrative connecting cells, tissues, organs, and body systems to diverse fields beyond biology ranging from physics to energy transfer. The text is a unique combination of comic inserts, textual information, factual sidebars, vocab and inquiry labs, as well as QR codes linking the reader immediately to additional research information, games, and videos." Read more online.

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". . . Almost every aspect of kinesiology is examined in this kid-friendly book, from skeletal foundations of movement to the complex chemistry of metabolism and the psychology of exercise addiction. The interconnectedness of bodily systems is a recurrent theme, and full-color illustrations show young peoples' bodies in motion in plenty of everyday scenarios. The science is relatively sophisticated, but by utilizing activities that range from simple observation to full-fledged experiments, young readers can see kinesthetic concepts at work and can make in-depth predictions and inquiries. Vocabulary activities in the sidebar invite readers to not just define the words they don't know, but to apply them to existing knowledge and to investigations at hand. QR codes can be scanned with a smartphone or tablet and connect readers to online videos, games, and interactive documents that further explain relevant ideas, making this book interactive and thorough."

 

Detailed Book Description

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.
Available In:
Hardcover, $22.95
9781619304819
Paperback, $17.95
9781619304857
Includes: Table of Contents | Timeline | Glossary | Resources | Index | Metric Conversions Chart
Specs: 8 x 10 size | 4-color interior | 128 pages
Subject: Science
Content Focus: Life Science
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TABLE OF CONTENTS

Timeline

Introduction
Forces and Motion in the Human Bod

Chapter 1
The Skeleton

Chapter 2
The Muscular System

Chapter 3
The Brain-Body Connection

Chapter 4
Help From the Organs

Chapter 5
Fuel to Move

Chapter 6
Moving On

Glossary
Metric Conversions
Resources
Index