ERIC Number: ED401144
Record Type: RIE
Publication Date: 1995
Janice VanCleave's the Human Body for Every Kid: Easy Activities That Make Learning Science Fun.
This book provides fun experiments that teach known concepts about the human body. It is designed to teach facts, concepts, and problem-solving strategies. The scientific concepts presented can be applied to many similar situations, and the exercises and activities were selected for their ability to be explained in basic terms with little complexity. Each chapter contains a definition and explanation of facts that children need to understand, exercises to help them apply the facts they have learned, a project related to the facts represented, and solutions to exercises with a step-by-step explanation of the thought processes. Topics include: parts and functions of living cells; how materials enter and exit a cell; parts of the brain and their jobs; functioning of the human body; maintaining balance; monitoring temperature; automatic response to stimulus; function of skin; sensory receptors; hair and nails; working of eyes; smell; taste; hearing; sensing movement; breathing; lungs; movement of blood; heart; digestive system; bones; muscles; birth; and heredity. (JRH)
Descriptors: Anatomy, Biology, Elementary Education, Science Activities, Science Experiments, Scientific Concepts
John Wiley and Sons, Inc., 605 Third Avenue, New York, NY 10158-0012 (cloth: ISBN-0-471-02413-9; paperback: ISBN-0-471-02408-2).
Publication Type: Guides - Classroom - Teacher
Education Level: N/A
Audience: Teachers; Parents; Practitioners
Authoring Institution: N/A