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Digestive System

Digestive System

The Food Factory

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The Digestive System breaks down food into smaller pieces so it can be absorbed into the blood stream and carried to the body’s cells which use it to make energy. Organs of the Digestive System include the esophagus, stomach, pancreas & small intestine.

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The Digestive System Guts A Journey Through the Digestive System Why Do I Burp
Digestive System Rumble & Spew Stomachache A Tour of Your Digestive System
Your Digestive System Gruesome Guts Take a Closer Look At Your Stomach The Digestive System 2
What Happens When I Eat Your Digestive System 2
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Respiratory System

Respiratory System

The Air Bags

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The Respiratory System supplies the blood with oxygen so the blood can deliver oxygen to all parts of the body. The respiratory system does this by inhaling oxygen and exhaling carbon dioxide.

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Your Respiratory System Respiratory System Lungs Breath
Learning About the Respiratory System Lungs 2 Respiration and Circulation The Respiratory System
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Circulatory System

Circulatory System

The Life Pump

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The Circulatory System moves nutrients to the cells of the body to feed them and help them fight disease. The main parts of the Circulatory System are the heart, blood and blood vessels. Arteries carry blood and the oxygen in it from the lungs to all of the other cells of the body. Once the oxygen is used, veins carry the blood back to the heart. Inside the heart are four chambers. Each chamber is a little pump that pushes the blood through the body. It takes 1-2 minutes for blood to circulate all around your body.

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Circulatory System The Circulatory System The Circulatory System 2 Your Circulatory System
Pump It Up Heart What Happens When Your Heart Beats Blood Pressure Basics
Squirt Seeing Red Controlling the Blood What Is My Pulse
The Bloody Book of Blood Heart Disease Faulty Hearts Living a Heart Healthy Life
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Excretory System

Excretory System
excretorysystem The Excretory System removes waste that collects in the body during metabolism. Metabolism is when the bady takes in air, food and liquid. The body uses most of these things to grow and make energy, but the body can’t use all of it. The leftovers are called waste. These waste products can be toxic if they are not eliminated. Major organs of the excretory system include the kidneys, liver, bladder, lungs and large intestine. Yes, even the lungs – when you exhale, the lungs eliminate gases your body can’t use.

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Excretory System Digestive and Excretory Systems Kidneys Bladder
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Read Right Now! Sandy’s Circus

Read Right Now! Sandy’s Circus
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Read Sandy’s Circus – As a boy, Sandy was always fiddling with odds and ends, making objects for friends. When he got older he started creating wire sculptures. Sandy made a lion. Next came a lion cage. Before he knew it, he had an entire circus and was traveling between Paris and New York performing a brand-new kind of art for amazed audiences.

Alexander Calder (nicknamed “Sandy”) was an American artist in the early 1900s. He is best known for making mobiles. He is also famous for making a miniature circus out of wire and bits of metal and string. This book is the story of Mr. Calder and his circus. The circus figures were tiny mechanical toys that used springs and string and air to move. Mr. Calder carried the little circus around in suitcases and would unload all of the pieces and perform the circus himself – kind of like a puppet show. You can watch the video below and see the real Mr. Calder performing his circus show. Remember that each of those circus figures he made out of bits of trash. Now that’s an artist – making a work of art out of trash! In the video, the circus pieces balance and move and do exactly what he wants them to do – and they look like what they are supposed to look like too…the lion, the trapeze artist, the elephant. Watch the horse rider figure flip in the air and land balanced on the horse – how did he do that? Amazing!

 

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