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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.”
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