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Looking Good, Feeling Good: From the Inside Out

explores bone, muscle, and skin. Through seven lessons, students learn how the musculoskeletal and skin systems work, how cells contribute to each system, how the structure of bone relates to its function, how body systems interact, and how behaviors (such as exercise) and the environment (such as sunlight) influence body systems. Students develop lifestyle recommendations for maintaining healthy body systems. (National Institutes of Health)

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Interesting Fact:

Bone formation involves an organic matrix. To understand how bone is formed and why its properties confer such strength, imagine that you have steel rods and cement that you will use to construct a wall or a bridge.
When a person kicks a soccer ball, different muscles in the legs must cooperate to move the leg in just the right ways to kick the ball.

Anatomy of a kick

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