Build a Working Arm Muscle

Build a Working Arm Muscle

How many times a day do you use your arm? In this activity, you’ll create a model of a working arm muscle to see how the muscles in your arm work together to help you bend your elbow and move your arm.
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How Are Humans Adapted?

How Are Humans Adapted?

From Stink Fights, Earwax, and Other Marvelous Mammal Adaptations

Humans are mammals, too. And we live in many different ecosystems on earth: deserts, tropical rain forests, Arctic regions, mountains, and grasslands.

Extract DNA from a Strawberry

Extract DNA from a Strawberry

From The Human Genome

Cells are the basic unit of life. Inside most cells, you’ll find DNA. This large molecule carries all the genetic information for a cell. Simply put, DNA holds the instruction manual for life. Each DNA molecule is a long, thin thread. See for yourself!

Choices and Consequences

Choices and Consequences

From Psychology

Risk-taking behavior can offer learning opportunities! And not all risk taking leads to bad outcomes. Taking risks can fall into six categories of risk, all affecting you in different ways. Take a look.

Plant a Mystery Greenhouse Garden

Plant a Mystery Greenhouse Garden

From Backyard Biology

What might be lurking in the soil? Find out by taking samples of soil from three different sites and seeing what grows!



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

AVAILABLE APRIL 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



Available In:
Paperback, $17.95
Hardcover, $22.95
Includes: Table of Contents | Timeline | Glossary | Resources | Index | Metric Conversions Chart
Specs: 8x10 size | 4-color | 128 pages
Subject: Science
Content Focus: Biology | Life Science



Let’s Talk About the Human Body

Chapter 1
Start With the Cells

Chapter 2
Move It with Muscles and Bones

Chapter 3
Pumping Life: The Cardiovascular System

Chapter 4
Breathe Deep: The Respiratory System

Chapter 5
Command Central: The Nervous System

Chapter 6
Sending Chemical Messages: The Endocrine System

Chapter 7
Break It Down: The Digestive System

Chapter 8
New Life: The Reproductive System

Chapter 9
Healthy Bodies

Metric Conversions
Selected Bibliography