Head to Toe Science: Over 40 Eye-Popping, Spine-Tingling, Heart-Pounding Activities That Teach Kids about the Human Body

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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...

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Overview

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!

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.

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Editorial Reviews

From the Publisher
Head to Toe Science offers wonderful experiments and contains explanations as to why experiments are done and the science behind them. Quite simply, it is the best human body activity book I have ever seen. . . This book is a must for any teacher of human body systems. (Teri Cosentino, Science & Children and Science Scope magazines, October 2000)
Children's Literature - Children's Literature
This kid friendly book contains over 40 science projects that teach readers about the human body. In general, the projects are easy and fun to do. Most of the materials used are things readers can find close at hand. For instance, paper, tape, and a pencil are all you need to discover which eye is your dominant one. Projects are suggested for the following body systems--circulatory, muscular, skeletal, digestive, respiratory, reproductive, integumentary, and the nervous system and senses. The author suggests that children keep a notebook to record activities and their results. The text packs an amazing amount of information into short, well-written chapters. Science learning is fun as children discover when they mix up a batch of fake blood to learn about the circulatory system and make a model skeleton out of styrofoam plates, pipe cleaners, wagon wheel noodles, drinking straws, and cardboard. 2000, John Wiley & Sons, Ages 8 to 12, $12.95. Reviewer: Jeanne K. Pettenati—Children's Literature
School Library Journal
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 Copyright 2000 Cahners Business Information.|
Kirkus Reviews
Science teacher Wiese (Cosmic Science, not reviewed) is back with 40 quick and often intriguing science puzzles and activities to promote understanding of the human body. Activities are grouped in body systems: Brain and nervous system; Senses, Digestive; Respiratory; Circulatory; Muscular, Skeletal, Reproductive and the Skin. For each section Wiese gives an introduction and a series of projects and experiments. He lists materials, procedures, provides an explanation of what happened, and often gives "more fun stuff to do." Most projects and experiments require only a few minutes and items easily found in the kitchen: straws, plastic soda bottles, paper plates, ruler, balloons, bread, and scissors. Drawings show boys and girls having fun with science. Some activities are more crafts than science: in "Blood and Gore," children make a batch of "fake blood," from white corn syrup, corn starch, and soy sauce. The fake-blood project continues, creating a cocoa and petroleum jelly scab. Later the author explains the real components of blood. Sometimes the explanations are less than satisfactory. In "Bony Blocks," he has the reader balance a book on a toilet-paper roll set on its side and standing on end. This, he explains, shows a hollow tube is almost as strong as a solid rod. However, whether the roll is on its side or on its end, it is still a hollow tube. There is a lot here to engage curious young people. The index was not seen. (glossary) (Nonfiction. 9-12)
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Product Details

  • ISBN-13: 9780471332039
  • Publisher: Wiley
  • Publication date: 3/28/2000
  • Edition number: 1
  • Pages: 132
  • Sales rank: 1,002,313
  • Age range: 8 - 12 Years
  • Product dimensions: 7.07 (w) x 9.96 (h) x 0.33 (d)

Meet the Author

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).

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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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