Human Movement: How The Body Walks, Runs, Jumps, And Kicks by Carla MooneyHuman Movement: How The Body Walks, Runs, Jumps, And Kicks by Carla Mooney

Human Movement: How The Body Walks, Runs, Jumps, And Kicks

byCarla MooneyIllustratorSamuel Carbaugh

Paperback | March 14, 2017

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Why do we walk on two legs? How do our muscles know how to work together when we dance? How does our brain work with our hands to sink a basketball? InHuman Movement: How the Body Walks, Runs, Jumps, and Kicks, readers ages 12 to 15 learn the basic anatomy and physiology of the human body and discover how bones, muscles, tendons, organs, and nerves work together to make movement possible.Human Movement takes a look at all of the components of the human body and examines how they allow you to move and interact with the world around you. Readers also learn what they can do to keep their bodies healthy and fit and moving well.Combining hands-on activities, such as building a hand model with working muscles and tendons, with biology, chemistry, biomechanics, and nutrition,Human Movement offers entertaining graphic novel illustrations and relevant sidebars. Links to online primary sources and other important websites deepen readers' experiences and strengthen practical connections to the material.
Carla Mooney is the author of several Nomad Press books includingComparative Religion: Investigate the World Through Religious Tradition,The U.S. Constitution: How Democracy Works, andThe Industrial Revolution: Investigate How Science and Technology Changed the World. Carla lives in Pittsburgh, PA. Sam Carbaugh has illustrated several...
Title:Human Movement: How The Body Walks, Runs, Jumps, And KicksFormat:PaperbackDimensions:128 pages, 10 × 8 × 0.26 inPublished:March 14, 2017Publisher:Nomad PressLanguage:English

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ISBN - 10:1619304856

ISBN - 13:9781619304857


Table of Contents

TimelineIntroduction: Forces and Motion in the Human BodyChapter 1: The SkeletonWhat Makes Bones Strong? Build a Model of the ArmChapter 2: The Muscular SystemBuild a Working Hand ModelWorking in PairsFinding Levers in the BodyChapter 3: The Brain-Body ConnectionTest Your Reaction Speed Involuntary ReflexChapter 4: Help from the OrgansHormones: The Body's CommunicatorsThe Endocrine System: Fight or Flight?Breathe In, Breathe OutChapter 5: Fuel to MoveNot Enough Fuel: Muscle FatigueExtracting Energy From SugarHow Much Chemical Energy Is In Your Food?Chapter 6: Moving OnThe Effect of Exercise on the BrainThe Effect of Exercise on Lung Capacity GlossaryResourcesIndex

Editorial Reviews

School Library ConnectionThis book is a great blend of graphics and information for the young reader. Chapters look at the kinesiology of the human body, as well as a history of movement in regard to exercise and competition, complete with a timeline. It covers various systems of the body, such as the skeleton, muscles, and organs. Information on nutrition is also included. There are labs and activities the reader can participate in as well as QR codes that will take the reader to relevant websites. This book is a great introduction to research with the many resources provided, including primary sources. The blend of graphics and text will appeal to a variety of readers. RecommendedBooklist Issue March 15, 2017 The human machine is rife with lessons on physics, chemistry, and engineering far beyond basic anatomy. Almost every aspect of kinesiology is examined in this kid-friendly book, from skeletal foundations of movement to the complex chemistry of metabolism and the psychology of exercise addiction. The interconnectedness of bodily systems is a recurrent theme, and full-color illustrations show young peoples' bodies in motion in plenty of everyday scenarios. The science is relatively sophisticated, but by utilizing activities that range from simple observation to full-fledged experiments, young readers can see kinesthetic concepts at work and can make in-depth predictions and inquiries. Vocabulary activities in the sidebar invite readers to not just define the words they don't know, but to apply them to existing knowledge and to investigations at hand. QR codes can be scanned with a smartphone or tablet and connect readers to online videos,games, and interactive documents that further explain relevant ideas, making this book interactive and thorough.