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									      Health and the Human
        Alison Creel, Martha Seay, Frances Wheeler

Welcome to our site for learning more about your body,
what makes it healthy, and how it works. During our
investigations you will need to complete three
assignments. Two of these assignments will involve
working on your own and the last one will be a group
project. As we begin our study of this marvelous
organism, lets start by learning more about that basic
unit of life, the cell.

Did you know?

     There are about 600 million aveoli in your lungs and if you stretched
      them out, they would cover an entire tennis court.
     Your brain looks like a soft wrinkly gray sponge, and it's almost as
      heavy as a carton of orange juice! By the time you are grown up, it
      will weigh about three pounds.
                           The Cell
                  The Basic Unit of Life

Every living thing is made up of one or more cells.
Each human cell carries the blueprint that determines
all hereditary information about a person. After
reviewing some information about cells in the web sites
and multimedia encyclopedias listed below, you must
use Kid Pix or Microsoft Paint to draw a diagram of a
human cell. Be sure to include all the different
organelles and to carefully label each item.

Microsoft Encarta
Worldbook Encyclopedia
Cells Alive
The Biology Project - Cell Biology
Online Biology Book

Did you know?

     It only takes about 20 seconds to pump blood to every cell in your
      body. That's less time than you need to sing "Take Me Out to the
     Cells are shaped like cubes, coils, boxes, snowflakes, saucers,
      rectangles, or blobs of jelly.
     The body of a human has more than 10 million million cells. That's
     Everyone of those cells is produced from another living cell.

      Health and the Human

Your second assignment is to spend some time learning
about the diseases that attack the human body. You
can learn about diseases at the web sites listed below or
you may research an individual disease in one of the
multimedia encyclopedias listed on the cell page. You
must write up a brief summary of one disease. After
writing the summary, write a letter to the President
explaining the disease and why it is important to learn
more about preventing it. The letter must have at least
seven to nine sentences and contain some relevant
information about the disease.

Kids Health
Mayo Clinic
Web M.D.
Did you know?

     Cancer is not just one disease - it's more than 100. Each one acts,
      and is treated differently. One thing all cancers have in common -
      uncontrolled growth of abnormal or unhealthy cells.
     Over 5 million kids have asthma, environmental factors that can
      cause asthma are: more salt in the diet, recurrent lung infections,
      and pets in the household.
     Over 200.000 kids are injured in playground accidents each year.
     Sickle-cell disease is inherited, primarily in African-American. It is
      triggered when red blood cells are deprived of oxygen.

                   Body Systems

Now we have completed the brief survey of the body
systems in our text book and you have learned some
basic information about how each system works. For
your final project you will be doing research on the
different systems and how they interact. After
reviewing the following web sites and CD-ROMs, you
must work with your cooperative group to select a body
system to study. After completing your research, you
must prepare a Power Point presentation that consists
of five slides. The first slide will be the title page, the
second must contain a labeled graphic of the body
system, the third and fourth should contain information
about the system (with at least five facts per page), and
the last page should contain four or five questions for
your classmates to answer about the information. You
must share your project during a three to five minute
classroom presentation.

My Amazing Human Body
Our Body
Look Inside the Human Body
The Inner Body
Neuroscience for Kids
Kids Health
Brain Pop

Did you know?

     If you stretched out your small intestine it would be 22 feet long,
      that's like 22 notebooks lined up end to end, all in a row.
     You have 650 muscles in your body and they are all constantly at
     Over half the body's bones are in the hands and feet.
     Each Kidney is about 5 inches long and about 3 inches wide, about
      the size of a computer mouse.

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