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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Make Flour Tortillas

Make Flour Tortillas

From The Science of Seeds

Wheat is a staple food for people worldwide. Many use wheat to make bread, cakes, pastries, bagels, muffins, tortillas, and more. In this activity, you will use wheat flour to make tortillas that you can eat!

Write a Fabulous Fish Book

Write a Fabulous Fish Book

From Antifreeze, Leaf Costumes, and Other Fabulous Fish Adaptations

Fish have many different fabulous adaptations that help them survive in environments all around the Earth. Write about them!

Build Your Own Bird

Build Your Own Bird

From Spit Nests, Puke Power, and Other Brilliant Bird Adaptations

Birds have beaks, wings, feathers, and interesting feet. Each of these features helps a bird to survive in its habitat.

Amphibians Near You

Amphibians Near You

From Sunscreen, Frogsicles, and Other Amazing Amphibian Adaptations

Amphibians are found all around the world, except Antarctica. That means there are amphibians living near you! And every amphibian has many adaptations that help it survive. They must be able to find food, take shelter, and stay safe.



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.”

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



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
Chemical Messages: The Endocrine System

Chapter 7
Break It Down: The Digestive System

Chapter 8
Producing Life: The Reproductive System

Chapter 9
Healthy Bodies

Metric Conversions
Selected Bibliography