E. Gieschen
Video Librarian
Sept/Oct 2011

In this straightforward guide, viewers learn about how our senses work constantly to help us navigate, understand, and enjoy the world around us. After presenting a sic overview of the nervous system, the program looks at specific sensory organs, covering structure, function, and also care (offering advice about getting regular eye exams, or wearing protective glasses when doing science experiments or using tools). Plenty of vocabulary appears onscreen, backed by excellent visuals - including video footage, diagrams, and 3-D animations. A teacher's guide is also included. Other titles in The Amazing Human Body series include: The Amazing Nervous System, Essential Nutrition, Exploring the Digestive and Excretory Systems, Investigating Circulation, Investigating the Immune System, Maintaining a Healthy Body, and Reproduction and Development.