Inside the Human Body
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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.”
Detailed Book Description
AVAILABLE JUNE 2020. 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
Sending Chemical Messages: The Endocrine System
Break It Down: The Digestive System
New Life: The Reproductive System