Wonders of the Human Body

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This newly developing series, written by popular Answers in Genesis speaker, Dr. Tommy Mitchell, introduces us to the power of our Master Designer displayed in His most complex creation: humans.

The introductory book in the series, Introduction to Anatomy & Physiology: The MusculoskeletalSystem begins with a look at the very foundation-the definition of anatomy and physiology-before introducing the basic building blocks of the body (cells); a group of cells that work together (tissues) and the balance of homeostasis that sustains life, all before the skeletal and muscular systems are taught to conclude the first semester. Second in the series, the Cardiovascular and Respiratory Systems, is designed to be completed for the second semester. Students will learn how blood moves through an incredible network of arteries and veins; how the heart is considered "2 pumps in 1"; what blood pressure is and the amazing process of regulation; how the respiratory system moves out the "bad air" and draws in the "good air" plus much more. Normal and abnormal pathology is explored including ways to keep the heart and lungs healthy. Each textbook contains colorful, detailed graphics, charts and photographs all designed to enhance understanding of the clearly written text, making it appropriate for middle school and up. A comprehensive glossary and index are located in the back of each text. HC student texts are approx. 110 pgs.

The Teacher Guide provides a weekly lesson schedule based on 5 days per week, reproducible student worksheets, quizzes/tests and answer key. Daily lessons will take 30-45 minutes per day. Teacher guides are SC, with perforated student worksheets, which are reproducible for homeschool families or small classrooms with fewer than 10 students.

I appreciate that this series is starting out on the right track with clear explanations of the complex concepts, making a valuable teaching tool for families with a background in medicine or for a novice family, with a hunger to learn more. From the same publisher as the new elementary anatomy course, God's Wondrous Machine, this series seems to be targeted at a (beginning) older audience. Unfortunately, there are no experiments in the first two books of this series unlike God's Wondrous Machine or the Apologia texts. This may have appeal to families who want a solid understanding of anatomy and physiology without the predicament of dissection. I am excited to see this series through its completion, as it would set a solid foundation for the high-school level sciences, even preparing students for the Apologia Biology course (which does not incorporate Anatomy) Books are available separately or in a Systems Kit which includes two textbooks and the Teacher Guide. ~ Deanne

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Introduction to Anatomy & Physiology: Musculoskeletal System Volume 1 Item #: 055002
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