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Inside the Human Body

Carla Mooney Tom Casteel



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Nomad Press
01 September 2020
Science & technology: general interest (Children's&YA); Educational: Biology; Educational: Chemistry
Age range 12+ What is the most complex machine on earth? The human body!

With Inside the Human Body, we'll peel back the layers to take a look inside this amazing machine and learn the basic anatomy of the human body and its bones, muscles, blood vessels, nerves, and organs. STEM activities, text-to-self and text-to-world connections, links to online resources, and fascinating trivia make learning applicable and fundamental.

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. In addition, we'll explore some of the diseases that can affect the human body and what we can do to keep our bodies healthy and fit. Text-to-self and text-to-world connections make learning applicable and fundamental.

Combining hands-on STEM activities in anatomy, physiology, biology, chemistry, physics, and nutrition, Inside the Human Body offers entertaining illustrations and fascinating sidebars to illuminate the topic and engage readers further. This book integrates a digital learning component by including links to primary sources, videos, and other relevant websites. Projects include building a model of the lungs to demonstrate how they function, creating a working model of the cardiovascular system, investigating how the immune system protects the body from common illnesses, using vinegar to demonstrate how the stomach breaks down food, and creating a multimedia presentation about a disorder of the endocrine system. Additional materials include a glossary and a list of current reference works, websites, and internet resources.
By:   Carla Mooney
Illustrated by:   Tom Casteel
Imprint:   Nomad Press
Country of Publication:   United States
Dimensions:   Height: 254mm,  Width: 203mm, 
ISBN:   9781619309036
ISBN 10:   1619309033
Pages:   128
Publication Date:   01 September 2020
Audience:   General/trade ,  ELT Advanced
Format:   Paperback
Publisher's Status:   Active

Carla Mooney has written more than 70 books for children and young adults, with more than 20 titles for Nomad Press, including Genetics: Breaking the Code of Your DNA and Human Movement: How the Body Walks, Runs, Jumps, and Kicks. Her work has appeared in many magazines including Highlights, Faces, and Learning Through History. Carla lives in Pittsburgh, Pennsylvania. Tom Casteel is an illustrator and cartoonist that graduated from the Center for Cartoon Studies in 2011. He has illustrated more than two dozen books for Nomad Press. Tom lives in South Bend, Indiana, with his wife, son, two smelly dogs and one old cat.

Reviews for Inside the Human Body

Praise for Human Movement 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.

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