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Follows the journey of a red blood cell around the circulatory system to demonstrate the efficient and elegant design of oxygen and food delivery to all parts of the body and the removal of wastes before they can do harm. Shows how the veins and arteries are structured to perform their tasks: muscular arteries to transmit the force of the heartbeat, veins with valves to insure the blood's return to the heart.
The heart is a pump, moving blood throughout the body via arteries and veins. Uses graphics to clarify the circulatory system and its functions. Notes the effects of exercise, nutrition, smoking, and infections on this system, and briefly illustrates coagulation, nosebleeds, and vaccinations.
Special attention is given to the healthy maintenance of growing bodies. Concepts and terminology discussed include: body systems, cells, tissues, organs, health, and body needs.
Investigates the major body systems that are important during physical activity: the skeletal, muscular, cardiovascular, respiratory, and nervous systems. Examines each of these systems, their parts, their functions, and how they work. Also, explores the contribution and interaction of the systems when we exercise and while we are rest.
Students learn and explore the major features of the skin, skeletal, and muscular systems. Special attention is given to the care and maintenance of skin, skeletal, and muscular systems. Concepts and terminology include: integumentary system, layers of skin, sweat glands, bone, osteocytes, periosteum, marrow, cartilage, ossification, types of joints, ligaments, types of muscle tissue, and voluntary and involuntary muscle.
Explains what a stroke is, types of strokes, warning signs, physical and mental effects of strokes, and risks for strokes. Presents information on the diagnosis and treatment of strokes and stresses the importance of early treatment. Stroke victims and their families share their experiences.
Discusses the importance of monitoring the cardiovascular system and explains the process of respiration in the body. Animations demonstrate how the organs in the heart work to pump blood throughout the body. Other terminology includes: blood vessel, artery, pulse, vein, aorta, septum, atrium, ventricle, capillaries, pulmonary circulation, systemic circulation, coronary circulation, blood pressure, sphygmomanometer, plasma, red blood cells, white blood cells, platelet, lungs, and alveoli.
Shows the human body systems: lungs, heart, and skeleton. Demonstrates the structures of the lungs, heart, and arteries and veins. Explains exchange of gas in the lungs, ventilation of the lungs, and how the heart works as a pump. Also discusses the role of the skeleton in providing support, protection, and anchorage for muscles, the importance of bone marrow, and the importance of calcium in giving strength to bones.
Demonstrates how a heart actually functions as two pumps in one. Scenes at an amusement park show the effects of activity on the heart. Scenes of the internal heart are matched with still drawings and animations that depict the heart's valves, muscle, and pacemaker. The effects of diet and exercise on the heart are mentioned.
Human beings, like every living organism, are driven by two inherent needs: to survive, and ultimately, to reproduce. To accomplish the goals of survival and reproduction, we have inherited bodies crafted by evolution so that every individual human organism is an organic super factory, a living machine made up of systems that process fuel, build products, repair damage, expel waste, and defend against invaders. Introduces the complex physiological systems of the human body: muscular movement, digestion, circulation, respiration, nerves, glands, immunity, and reproduction. Also, illustrates and explains the cellular basis of life and the importance of carbon in organic chemistry.
Students receive a crash course in the physiology and functioning of their hearts as well as how to keep their hearts healthy. Animations clarify how the heart works to provide oxygen and nutrients to all the tissues and organs of the body. They also detail what can go wrong. The program stresses that even teenagers can show early signs of atherosclerosis and other heart problems. Two cardiologists and a dietitian then pinpoint the main risk factors for an unhealthy heart, including: smoking, abnormal levels of cholesterol, high blood pressure, obesity, diabetes, and physical inactivity.
The heart is the most symbolic organ of the human body. Across history, it has been seen as the source of emotions and the center of human existence. However, by the seventeenth century, scientific understanding overturned historical ideas, and the heart was recognized merely as a mechanical pump. More recently, Professor David Paterson from the University of Oxford has been doing extensive research that challenges this view. He has discovered that the heart has millions of specialized neurons just like those that are in the brain. Neurons are the cells that give humans the ability to think. So what does their presence in the heart mean?
The Magic School Bus is an award winning animated children’s television series based on the book series of the same title by Joanna Cole and Bruce Degen. It is notable for its use of celebrity talent and being both highly entertaining and educational. Ralphie's upset when his mom tells him he's too sick to go to school because he was supposed to host a FNN (Frizzle News Network) TV broadcast on health that day. Not one to leave a student behind, Ms. Frizzle takes the class on a trip inside Ralphie's body to figure out what's ailing him. However, once inside, Ralphie's white blood cells see the bus as a threat and start to attack.
Part of the "Gunther's ER" series. As Dr. Gunther von Hagens makes clear, a shortage of blood can mean that insufficient oxygen is reaching the major organs, usually resulting in shock and organ failure. Opens with a graphic bleeding demonstration, re-creating injury to blood vessels in the hand of a cadaver. Also examines the consequences of blood loss in the body's vital organs by creating knife wounds in the torso of a frozen body, then sawing it into slices to reveal the path of the blades and the shocking extent of the damage. Also explores a lesser well-known cause of blood loss-fractured bones-which von Hagens illustrates in an experiment in which a femur dissected from a fresh cadaver is made to bleed as it would in life. NOTE: Viewer discretion is advised. Contains clinically explicit language and nudity.
The Magic School Bus is an award winning animated children’s television series based on the book series of the same title by Joanna Cole and Bruce Degen. It is notable for its use of celebrity talent and being both highly entertaining and educational. At this year's Teacherathalon, Ms. Frizzle squares off with Mr. Sinew, a muscle-bound gym teacher. Sinew easily wins the first of the three events. Thinking there's a problem, the kids go inside Ms. Frizzle to check her out. The bus takes them through her lungs to the bloodstream, where they get pumped through her heart to her calf muscle. But when Frizzle's leg muscle collapses from the strain of winning the second event, the kids discover that her red blood cells can't get oxygen to her muscles fast enough. Can the kids help Frizzle recover in time to win the final race?
Part of the "Branches on the Tree of Life" series. Imagine an animal with no mouth, no digestive system, no excretory or circulatory organs, no brain nor nervous system, and no movement as an adult. In spite of their simple nature, sponges are actually one of the most interesting animal phyla when viewed in developmental, ecological, and evolutionary terms. Clarifies the structure, function, classification, and ecological roles of sponges through animations and time-lapse microscopy.
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