Blood and Guts

Blood and Guts

by Linda Allison
     
 

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You are many things. You are miles of blood vessels, hundreds of muscles, many thousands of hairs. You are a furnace, filters, and a fancy computer with a huge memory bank. You are a finely tuned organism with more parts than there are people in New York City. When you think about it, you're pretty incredible. This is a book to help you explore the amazing…  See more details below

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You are many things. You are miles of blood vessels, hundreds of muscles, many thousands of hairs. You are a furnace, filters, and a fancy computer with a huge memory bank. You are a finely tuned organism with more parts than there are people in New York City. When you think about it, you're pretty incredible. This is a book to help you explore the amazing territory that is inside the bag you live in that you call your skin. It will show you experiments to try, tests to take, and tools to make that will help you see and feel and hear what is going on inside. You'll amaze yourself.

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Children's Literature - Beverly Kobrin
Guest author Linda Allison once asked teachers in my workshop to think of the 6-inch cube of styrofoam she'd placed on a table as the 1/20th-inch thick, 3/4-inch-square patch of skin outlined on the back of her hand. She pierced the cube with 30 hairs (shish-ka-bob skewers) and proceeded to drape and drop other sundry items around and atop it to represent what else such a skin-patch would hold: 9 feet of blood vessels (red yarn); 13 yards of nerves (twine); 6 cold and 36 hot heat sensors (white and red thumb tacks) and so on, until she'd completed the list itemized on page 17 of her Blood And Guts. Every time I look at the back of my hand, I think of Ms. Allison, what's beneath that teeny bit of skin, her luckily-still-in-print book, and the power of imaginative teaching. When human anatomy, its features and their function are on the agenda, teach a la Allison. And suggest students do the same. Encourage individuals or small groups to construct models of whatever body parts or systems are the subject of their reports.

Product Details

ISBN-13:
9780316059725
Publisher:
Little, Brown and Company
Publication date:
05/01/2006
Pages:
128

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