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Title:
Head to toe science : over 40 eye-popping, spine-tingling, heart-pounding activities that teach kids about the human body
Author:
Wiese, Jim, 1948-
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Publication Information:
New York : John Wiley, [2000]

©2000
Physical Description:
viii, 120 pages : illustrations ; 26 cm
Summary:
Introduces the circulatory system, muscles, digestion, senses, and other body parts and functions through a collection of activities and experiments which can be developed into science fair projects.
General Note:
Includes index.
Language:
English
ISBN:
9780471332039
Format :
Book

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Untangle the Mystery of Human Hair! Listen to a Heart Throb! Sniff Out Why Stinky Feet Stink!

SCIENCE THAT REALLY GETS UNDER YOUR SKIN!

Explore the amazing human body, from the hair on your head to your stinky feet
* Smell like a salmon
* Build a balloon intestine
* Mix up a batch of fake blood
* Crack your genetic code


How much air do your lungs hold? How are your bones like a roll of toilet paper? Where does all your old dead skin go? How can you figure out how tall a person is from the size of his or her feet? You ll find out the answers in Head to Toe Science. More than 40 fun, easy-to-do activities using ordinary products found around your house let you discover the wonders of your body from top to bottom, inside and out your brain, your bones, your digestive, circulatory, and nervous systems, and much more!


Author Notes

JIM WIESE is a science teacher and an educational coordinator for nonprofit organizations. He is the author of the popular science activity books Roller Coaster Science, Rocket Science, Detective Science, Spy Science, Cosmic Science, and Magic Science (all from Wiley).


Reviews 2

Booklist Review

Gr. 4^-8. The author of numerous science activity books (most recently Magic Science, 1998) offers this collection of demonstrations that illustrate scientific principles about the human body. The projects are arranged by system (nervous, digestive, respiratory, circulatory, muscular, skeletal, reproductive, and skin), and each project includes an introduction, a list of materials, procedural guidelines, and an explanation of the science involved. Numerous sidebars ("Science in Action" and "More Fun Stuff to Do") introduce related information and extension activities. Black line drawings appear on nearly every page, further clarifying details from the text. Introductory comments about the scientific method, references to adult help, and the appended glossary add to the book's appeal. A good choice for teachers hoping to perk up their science lessons or for kids searching for science fair projects. --Kay Weisman


School Library Journal Review

Gr 3-6-More than 40 experiments and investigations help readers explore the body systems. Each activity includes a list of the required supplies (all readily available), a step-by-step procedure, and a scientific explanation of the results. The activities range from simple (how to test the sense of smell) to more complex (calculating the amount of horsepower used to walk and then run up stairs). Many projects teach basic scientific concepts. Suggestions for "More Fun Stuff to Do" encourage children to broaden and/or refine their observations. Additional information is provided in sidebars. Safety instructions and precautions are included. Although some of the experiments can be found in other sources such as Janice VanCleave's The Human Body for Every Kid (Wiley, 1995), Wiese's clear and lively presentation will aid students seeking project ideas and intrigue budding scientists.-Kathryn Kosiorek, Cuyahoga County Public Library, Brooklyn, OH (c) Copyright 2010. Library Journals LLC, a wholly owned subsidiary of Media Source, Inc. No redistribution permitted.


Table of Contents

Gray Matter: The Brain and the Nervous System
Feel Your Way: The Senses and the Nervous System
Your Are What You Eat: The Digestive System
Good Air In, Bad Air Out: The Respiratory System
Pumping You Full of Nutrients: The Circulatory System
Moving Right Along: The Muscular System
Bony Support: The Skeletal System
Making You Who You Are: The Reproductive System
Your Waterproof Cover: The Skin
Glossary
Index

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