The third book in the series, The Nervous System, teaches the extraordinary, magnificent network that receives processes and transmits signals through the body. Incredibly complex, this system proclaims the reality of a Creator. This book addresses how nerve systems are generated through our body and are transmitted to and from the brain; the structure of the brain; our senses, and explores problems that occur when the nervous system is damaged by disease and injury.
Our nervous system must process vast amounts of information each second, information that comes from all parts of the body. Then nerve signals are sent out in response to those inputs. If this sounds simple, rest assured, it is not. It is all quite extraordinary! As with all things in our fallen cursed world, things do go wrong. We will explore the problems that occur when the nervous system is damaged by disease or injury. When you see the incredible complexity of the nervous system, you will realize that our bodies cannot be the result of chemical accidents occurring over millions of years. The human body is the greatest creation of an all-knowing Master Designer! In The Nervous System, you will learn about:
- How nerve signals are generated throughout the body, and how these nerve signals are transmitted to and from the brain
- The structure of the brain and how it processes input from the body
- Our senses: sight, hearing, taste, and others!
This newly developed series, written by Answers in Genesis speaker, Dr. Tommy Mitchell, introduces us to the power of our Master Designer displayed in His most complex creation: humans. Each one-year course includes 2 hardcover textbooks and one teacher guide. Textbooks are written to the student using understandable, straightforward text. Vibrant graphics highlight the textual information and provide students with a valuable visualization of the teaching. Texts include a comprehensive glossary and index. 110 pgs each. Teacher Guides provide a weekly lesson schedule based on 5 days per week, reproducible student worksheets, quizzes/tests and answer key for two textbooks. Daily lessons will take 30-45 minutes per day. Student worksheets are perforated and reproducible for homeschool families or small classrooms with fewer than 10 students. SC.
I appreciate that this series starts 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. Course includes no experiments, which may appeal to families who want a solid understanding of anatomy and physiology without the mess of labs. If you would to incorporate hands-on activities, Janice Van Cleave's Human Body for Every Kid may be helpful. This may 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, since it sets a solid foundation for the high-school level sciences, preparing students a course like Apologia Biology (which does not incorporate Anatomy). Books are available separately or in a Systems Kit which includes two textbooks and the Teacher Guide. ~ Deanne