The Human Body: Get Under the Skin with Science Activities for Kids

Nomad. (Build It Yourself). Jun. 2019. 128p. glossary. index. photos. resources. Tr $22.95. ISBN 9781619307988; pap. $17.95. ISBN 9781619308015.
Gr 4-6–Reilly blends human body facts with activities to create a useful and appealing STEM book. Starting with the cardiovascular system and going through reproduction, genetics, diseases, and immunity, eight chapters offer information and projects that aim to please. Projects include making your own edible cell, making your own joints, and making your own inheritance model. The interesting tasks are easily accomplished with readily available materials. Sporadic, three-paneled cartoons, while pedestrian, add clarity to the easy-to-read text. An extensive glossary, index, and list of resources are appended. The title offers many illustrations, and videos are linked through QR codes.
VERDICT A first purchase for public and school libraries. Fine activities for home and classroom that will grab the attention of budding scientists

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