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The Living Body

The Living Body

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Viewers explore the many structures and functions of the human body. The series covers every major function, system, and organ. Diagnostic tools used in various medical procedures are fitted with cameras and provide the viewer with spectacular interior views of the human body.

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
An orange tunnel. Caption: leading air down towards an internal harbor,
The Living Body
Episode 14
27 minutes 32 seconds
Grade Level: 9 - 12
Diagram of a human head with the path from the nostril to the sinuses highlighted. Caption: To get the full benefit of the smell,
The Living Body
Episode 15
27 minutes 42 seconds
Grade Level: 9 - 12
Closeup of the outside of a human brain. Caption: It's here that we take a flow of nerve impulses
The Living Body
Episode 16
27 minutes 32 seconds
Grade Level: 9 - 12
Closeup of the human eye. Caption: tell us how near or far something is.
The Living Body
Episode 17
27 minutes 44 seconds
Grade Level: 9 - 12
Diagram of the human knee showing bone, tendons and ligaments, and cushioning tissues. Caption: The lubricating fluid sometimes dries up at the same time.
The Living Body
Episode 18
26 minutes
Grade Level: 9 - 12
Toddler in a chair with adults at a restaurant. Caption: As babies, we start off sleeping 16 or 18 hours a day.
The Living Body
Episode 19
26 minutes
Grade Level: 9 - 12
Microscopic view of cells. Caption: in the fluid that bathes the cells.
The Living Body
Episode 20
27 minutes 41 seconds
Grade Level: 9 - 12
Foot, ankle, and lower leg of a human skeleton. Caption: It's actually a living tissue, continually changing
The Living Body
Episode 21
27 minutes 43 seconds
Grade Level: 9 - 12
Illustration of different physical attributes such as nose shape, foot arch, and eye shape. Caption: have been selected at random from the DNA of our parents.
The Living Body
Episode 22
26 minutes
Grade Level: 9 - 12
A skeletal ribcage with lungs inside. Caption: and the air rushes in.
The Living Body
Episode 23
26 minutes
Grade Level: 9 - 12
Extreme closeup of the outer surface of a brain. Caption: On the surface of the brain is the most important layer:
The Living Body
Episode 24
26 minutes
Grade Level: 9 - 12
Microscopic view of cells. Caption: into our cells and taking them over.
The Living Body
Episode 25
27 minutes 37 seconds
Grade Level: 9 - 12