Multcolib School Corps Picks Body Systems Grades 4-5
Annotation:Take a tour of the brain, spinal cord, and nerves. Learn about neurons, reflex actions, and the three parts of the brain: the cerebrum, the cerebellum, and the brain stem.
Annotation:Finally! A book that makes blood and the circulatory system understandable. With succinct, evocative and unfailingly interesting answers, Faith Hickman Brynie answers such questions as "Does my heart get tired?"; "Is heartburn really heart burn?"; "What is blood poisoning?"; and more.
Annotation:Questions and answers explain the human digestive system and how it uses food for nutrition.
Annotation:Discover how the circulatory and respiratory systems work together to keep us alive through a process called cellular respiration. Learn about the components of our blood, and how the heart pumps the blood through the vessels.
Annotation:Your hardworking heart started beating eight months before you were born and continues to beat about one hundred thousand times a day. "By the time you're seventy years old, it will have beaten about 2.5 billion times." Find out the story behind each beat on a journey through the body's circulatory system.
Annotation:Teaches kids that, in order to be of use to our cells, food needs to be broken down and absorbed into the bloodstream. This is the job of the digestive system, a complex series of tools that includes teeth, saliva, bile, acids and enzymes designed to reduce nutrients to a form that can be delivered to cells. But just as trash must be taken out at home, waste products and indigestible materials must be removed from the body.
Annotation:Young readers are invited to Dr. Frankenstein's freaky lab to help him reconstruct a human body from the skeleton out. This innovative, chunky format offers bold imagery and includes an incredible special effect on the cover.
Annotation:Students learn that infectious diseases are caused by microscopic foreign invaders called pathogens, while noninfectious diseases can be due to a variety of factors that include heredity, environment, or lifestyle choices. Viewers get a close-up look at the immune system's three lines of defense: protective barriers like skin and mucus, the inflammatory response, and the lymphatic system.
Annotation:The most astonishing and complex organism on Earth--the human body--is explored in this dynamic new series. A dazzling array of specialized photography and state-of-the-art digital illustrations reveals the secrets of human biology in breathtaking detail.
Annotation:With bright pictures, astonishing facts, and incredible stories, Nancy Winslow Parker shows you just how amazing your insides are, and why it's so important to take care of them.
Annotation:25 fantastic hand-on activities that show all the fantastic, well-orchestrated systems at work in the human body.
Annotation:Why is it important to chew your food? Can you guess how long it takes for food to travel through your body? Could you possibly have twenty feet of small intestines? Where does that bad-smelling gas come from? Your digestive system is out of sight and out of mind -- until things don't go right. Then you may wonder how these important organs work! You'll find the answers in Seymour Simon's smooth, well-organized, and fascinating introduction to the digestive system.
Annotation:Acclaimed science writer Seymour Simon has teamed up with the Smithsonian Institution on a new edition of this indispensable guide that takes you through the heart, from atrium to capillary and back again.
Annotation:Take a deep breath and then let it out. Did you feel your chest rise and fall? That is actually your lungs filling with oxygen and then pushing carbon dioxide back out when you exhale.
Annotation:In graphic novel format, follow the adventures of Max Axiom as he explains the science behind the human digestive system.
Annotation:What is cartilage? Why do we have joints? How does exercise help bones and muscles? The Human Machine asks the questions that young people want answered.
Annotation:Full-color photographs and illustrations offer an introduction to the human body including the organs and cells that make up the body, the skeletal system, and the senses.