Inside the Human Body
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$17.95 - $22.95
How Life Adapts to a Changing Environment
Why do humans walk on two legs? Why do fish have gills? Life on Earth is incredibly diverse and part of the reason for this is evolution, or the theory that living things change with time. Evolution: How Life Adapts to a Changing Environment explores the theory of evolution, its history, how we think it$8.45 - $11.45
Gutsy Girls Go for Science: Paleontologists
With Stem Projects for Kids
Discover the stories of Mary Anning, Mignon Talbot, Tilly Edinger, Zofia Kielan-Jaworowska, and Mary Leakey, five female paleontologists who thrived while making breakthrough discoveries of ancient life from millions of years ago! In Gutsy Girls Go for Science: Paleontologists with STEM Projects for Kids, readers ages 8 to 11 do fun hands-on projects while learning$14.95 - $19.95
What Happened to the Dinosaurs, Mastodons, and Dodo Birds?
Have you seen a dodo bird recently? Do you have mastodons playing in your back yard? Not likely-these species are extinct. In Earth's 4.5-billion-year history, more than 5 billion species have gone extinct, some of them at the same time. In Extinction: What Happened to the Dinosaurs, Mastodons, and Dodo Birds? readers ages 9 to$8.45 - $11.45
Always in the Middle
This new Nomad Press title comes from their INQUIRE AND INVESTIGATE HUMAN BEINGS set. Intended for ages 12-15, upper middle graders readers with an interest in how their bodies work will find everything they need here and more.
Written with honest detail, the information is divided into 9 chapters. Included are Cells, Muscles and Bones, along with the Cardiovascular, Respiratory, Nervous, Endocrine, Digestive and Reproductive systems.
Each chapter begins with a cartoon panel of teens preparing to explore the topic. Next comes several pages of detailed text and illustrations to support learning. Helpful QR codes are included. I used my cell phone’s camera function to focus on the square code and up popped a link to a video or another article. They all worked flawlessly and serve as added visual resources.
The chapters end with an Inquire and Investigate feature where you carry out hands-on projects. A fun way to experiment and hypothesize. Included in the back pages of the book is a thorough 6-page glossary and resources page. A useful and welcome section. I also liked having Teacher Resources available on the Nomad Press site.
Inside the Human Body is a fantastic resource for school or at home. It just may open up the doors to our next generation of scientists and doctors.
Praise for Human Movement also by Carla Mooney
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.”
For educators! Download a packet of essential questions, mentor texts, and Common Core State Standards to use in classrooms and libraries.Classroom Guide
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Detailed Book Description
What is the most complex machine on earth? The human body!
With Inside the Human Body, readers ages 12 to 15 peel back the layers to take a look inside this amazing machine and learn basic anatomy—bones, muscles, blood vessels, nerves, and organs. We also explore the body’s physiology and how its organs work together to allow us to function and survive.
Take a ride through the different organ systems, including the musculoskeletal system, cardiovascular system, respiratory system, nervous system, endocrine system, digestive system, immune system, and urinary system, and investigate each system’s role in operating our human body machine. Science-minded STEM activities, text-to-world connections, essential questions, and links to online resources engage readers far beyond the page.
Try these hands-on anatomy projects!
- Create a model of the circulatory system
- Test the effect of exercise on breathing
- Examine the digestion of coated aspirin
- Model the body’s filtering system
TABLE OF CONTENTS
Let’s Talk About the Human Body
Start With the Cells
Move It with Muscles and Bones
Pumping Life: The Cardiovascular System
Breathe Deep: The Respiratory System
Command Central: The Nervous System
Chemical Messages: The Endocrine System
Break It Down: The Digestive System
Producing Life: The Reproductive System