This musically and lyrically rich sound recording and text set, both humorous and challenging, covers the human body in detail: from its general structure (cells, genes, tissues, organs, and organ systems), to the details of all 11 of its organ systems: skeletal, muscular, nervous, digestive, respiratory, etc.
From the body's general structure:
- and organ systems
To the details of all 11 of its organ systems including:
- respiratory, etc
As with the other Lyrical Life Sciences tapes/CD's, this is of the highest production quality, recorded by Bobby Horton, a professional instrumental and vocal musician who specializes in 19th and early 20th century folk music. (He is featured on the PBS "Civil War" and "Baseball" video series.)
Text includes complete lyrics and sheet music (including guitar chords), numerous detailed illustrations and in-depth explanations of concepts in the lyrics. The workbook includes two or three worksheets for each segment of the program. Worksheets may be used for study, review, and/or testing. Besides worksheets, there are also "digging deeper" questions, to help students understand how what they are studying applies to their lives as well as a complete answer key.
The publishers note-and we absolutely agree: "This. . . set can be used by students of many ages. Younger elementary students can benefit by becoming familiar with scientific terms through casual listening. . . ." Middle school students often study life science in sixth grade; the text and musical arrangements are geared for this age and older students. The information covered in the songs and text should be very familiar to high school students as they study biology in greater depth." A winner by all measures.
Text: oversize Pb, 93 pp, illus.
Workbook: oversize Pb, 48 pp, illus, consumable, reproducible.
Audio: 13 songs.
Recommended Resource for Fifth Year Science.
Note: Songs listed in bold are available as samples.
1. Introduction to the Human Body
2. The Skeletal System
3. The Muscular System
4. The Nervous System
5. The Sensory System
6. The Reproductive System
7. The Digestive System
8. The Excretory System
9. The Circulatory System
10. The Immune and Lymph System
11. The Respiratory System
12. The Endocrine System
13. "Ologies" (the study of)