Musculoskeletal System Vol. 1 (Wonders of the Human Body)
Defines anatomy and physiology before introducing the basic building blocks of the body (cells); the group of cells that work together (tissues) and the balance of homeostasis that sustains life, all before the skeletal and muscular systems.
Wonders of the Human Body is an exploration of the awe-inspiring creation that is the human body. Nothing else in the universe is quite like it! Your body is delicate yet powerful; incredibly complex but at times amazingly simple. We will explore the structure, function, and regulation of the body in detail.
The Musculoskeletal System, the first volume of Wonders of the Human Body, opens with the building blocks of your bodythe cells.
Your body is built from many kinds of cells and tissues, and you will learn how they work. Even the bones and muscles that give you strength and speed depend on many types of cells. This book will:
- Show you the ins and outs of the bones in your skeleton and how they function
- Give detail as to how your marvelous muscles move you
- Provide a detailed glossary in the back for quick reference!
Throughout the book you will learn things to do to keep your body healthy. But in a fallen, cursed world things are bound to go wrong. We will look at what happens when disease or injury affects bones and muscles.
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