Introduces the heart and its function within the circulatory system. Also explains some heart diseases, and how to keep the heart healthy.
Children's LiteratureThis book from "The Bridgestone Science Library" helps to explain the importance of the human heart and how it functions. Brief descriptions are written in a simple format on how the heart works, the circulatory system, and how blood leaves the heart. Diagrams are included in various chapters to help explain the parts inside the heart and lungs. There is also opportunity to learn about how to keep the heart healthy through diet, exercise, and seeing a doctor for regular checkups. Throughout the book are full-color pictures and various facts; for example, the heart is about the size of a human fist. Suggested activities are included to help give a more hands-on approach in understanding for the reader. Additional reference pages at the end of the book include a glossary, further studying suggestions such as books, videos, and Web sites, and an index. This book is an ideal tool to use for introducing the science of the human body in a classroom setting. Also, this is a great book to introduce to children who are curious about how the body works. 2002, Capstone Press,
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