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The Living Body: Moving Parts

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Shows how the cerebellum coordinates muscle activity and how position sensors in the muscles and joints and the balancing mechanism of the inner ear function. The motions of a water-skier show the physical, interconnected structure of muscles, joints, and organs. The role of joints is explained, and a look at the interior of a human knee shows clearly how lubricating fluid is produced. Accessibility options on the DVD are: (1) audio description, (2) English subtitles, (3) English subtitles in a black box, (4) closed captions.

Media Details

Runtime: 26 minutes

Microscopic view of a spherical cell in other structures. Caption: This means a lot of new growth as cells divide and redivide
The Living Body
Episode 3
27 minutes 40 seconds
Grade Level: 9 - 12
Closeup of the top view of the human brain. Caption: Many of the body's mysteries lie in the brain,
The Living Body
Episode 5
26 minutes 28 seconds
Grade Level: 9 - 12
Closeup of a baby's face. Caption: (narrator) Many of these events reflect the astonishing development
The Living Body
Episode 6
27 minutes 36 seconds
Grade Level: 9 - 12
Person running. Caption: We can train it to increase its output four or five times.
The Living Body
Episode 7
27 minutes 37 seconds
Grade Level: 9 - 12
Cross section of the human head and neck in shaded colors. Caption: If you count all the parts of the brain
The Living Body
Episode 8
27 minutes 38 seconds
Grade Level: 9 - 12
Diagram of the circulatory system in the torso of a human. Caption: The body's source of pressure is the heart
The Living Body
Episode 9
27 minutes 33 seconds
Grade Level: 9 - 12
Child at the top of an escalator. Caption: We don't suddenly become adults overnight,
The Living Body
Episode 10
26 minutes 32 seconds
Grade Level: 9 - 12
People sitting at a table. Caption: (narrator) We may only eat three times a day,
The Living Body
Episode 11
27 minutes 41 seconds
Grade Level: 9 - 12
Human body with the liver shown in the right corner of the abdomen. Caption: An organ like the liver is like an industrial plant
The Living Body
Episode 12
27 minutes 41 seconds
Grade Level: 9 - 12
Person sleeping. Caption: there's a hormone at work to control his metabolic rate,
The Living Body
Episode 13
28 minutes 24 seconds
Grade Level: 9 - 12