Wonders of the Human Body Vol. 2

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The Wonders of the Human Body Series Volume Two continues to examine the systems of the body revealing both how they have been designed by the Master Creator and how they function. Master Books includes this as the student text in Introduction to Anatomy and Physiology Volume Two, a homeschool science curriculum for high school students. Beautiful full-color images bring to life the study of the digestive system, metabolism, the reproductive system, and special systems which include the blood, lymphatic, immune, urinary, endocrine, and integumentary systems.

A Look Inside

SKU M278-3
Manufacturer Master Books
Weight (in lbs) 2.40
Title Wonders of the Human Body Vol. 2
ISBN 13 9781683442783
Contributors Dr. Elizabeth Mitchell, Dr. Tommy Mitchell
Binding Paperback
Page Count 379
Publisher New Leaf Publishing Group, LLC
Dimensions (in inches) 8 1/2 x 11

High school students discover more of God’s awe-inspiring work in the Wonders of the Human Body Volume 2. Drs. Tommy and Elizabeth Mitchell, both Vanderbilt educated medical doctors, creationists, and homeschoolers, wrote this series together to reveal the wonder of God and the authority of His written word.

Wonders of the Human Body Volume 2 uses engaging text and beautiful images to help high school students explore the digestive system, metabolism, the reproductive system, and special systems which include the blood, lymphatic, immune, urinary, endocrine, and integumentary systems. Students will discover the problems that occur when our bodies are damaged by disease or injury.

Topics include:

  • Identify dietary needs
  • Investigate the properties of amino acids
  • Explore the anatomy of the stomach
  • Discover the process of digestion
  • Learn about nutrition and metabolism
  • Understand the basic genetics of the human body
  • Distinguish the male and female reproductive systems
  • Discover the function of blood
  • Understand the purpose of the immune system

Master Books includes the Wonders of the Human Body Volume 2 as the student text in Introduction to Anatomy and Physiology Volume Two, a homeschool science curriculum for high school students.


Table of Contents

  • Unit 1: Digestive System and Metabolism
    • 1. Introduction
    • 2. Overview of the Digestive System
    • 3. Anatomy of the Digestive System
    • 4. Nutrition and Metabolism
    • 5. A Lesson from Genesis
  • Unit 2: The Reproductive System
    • 1. Introduction
    • 2. The Genetic Blueprint for the Body
    • 3. The Human Reproductive System
    • 4. Organogenesis
    • 5. The Life of the Fetus
    • 6. When Did I Begin to Be Me?
  • Unit 3: Special Systems
    • Introduction
    • 1. Blood
    • 2. Lymphatic System
    • 3. Immune System
    • 4. Urinary System
    • 5. The Endocrine System
    • 6. The Integumentary System
    • 7. History and the Human Body
  • Glossary
  • Index
  • About the Authors
Excellant Course
Review by laurie
This course will be super helpful for students looking into college, especially those with a future in healthcare. It dives deep into understanding how the body functions when healthy and the problems that arise when it doesn't. So much information is wrapped up in this series, Wonders of the Human Body Volume 1 and 2. Your child/ren will undoubtedly have a better understanding of God's grand design in making the human body.
Thorough A&P course
Review by Dustie
This is one of the courses I wish I’d been able to take when I was a high school student. It is so amazing to see how wonderfully detailed the Creator made the human body. This course is well-organized, detailed, colorful, and engaging. The book is not just endless walls of text, like some are. It is detailed, yet understandable and not overwhelming. I like how the reproductive system is discussed from a biblical perspective, and is tastefully done. I would, however, caution parents to preview the information on vaccinations, as there are many who have different beliefs about this subject than those presented in the book. Overall, I would recommend this course for any high school student who is interested in a medical career or just curious about how our bodies function.
A great continuation into anatomy!
Review by Sara
This course is a great continuation from the Anatomy and physiology 1 course for high schoolers. This set goes through the digestive system/metabolism, the reproductive system, and finally special systems. Worksheets are vocabulary, fill in the blanks and labeling of parts. At the end of each unit there is a quiz, every 2 quizzes there seems to be a test. The course book is very colorful and appealing to my high schooler, They use lots of charts, pictures and diagrams to get a lot of information into a chapter. I am very impressed with this course, and was actually more interested in this one over the first volume because it included the reproductive system. It can be very challenging to find the reproductive system taught tastefully and from a christian worldview. I was very pleased with how this unit was tackled, always pointing to Gods design, and giving students the facts in a mature manner.
Excellent Curriculum!
Review by Krista
"Anatomy & Physiology 2" by Master Books gives a detailed look at the human body's advanced systems. The book is easy to follow with helpful illustrations, covering topics like the nervous, cardiovascular, and respiratory systems. It's a great starting point for those interested in healthcare or biology, providing a strong foundation for deeper study. This book is a valuable tool for students and anyone curious about how the body works.
Answers the question "Why did God create my body like this?"
Review by Kathleen
Covers: The Digestive System & Metabolism, The Reproductive System, Special Systems (Blood, Lymphatic, Immune, Urinary, Endocrine, and, Integumentary).

As you examine the human body closely, you will see that it cannot be by accident. It can only be the product of a Master Designer. Two things that I loved about this book were all of vibrant pictures and images along with the “Designed by the Master” section of each lesson. That section is so interesting because it explains how & why God created that part of the body.
Biblically-based Anatomy and Physiology course
Review by Becky V.
Wonders of the Human Body, Volume 2 is the second part of the high school level Introduction to Anatomy and Physiology which covers the units of the digestive system and metabolism, the reproductive system, and special systems. Special systems include the blood, lymphatic, immune, urinary, endocrine, and integumentary systems. Volume 1 of the series includes the musculoskeletal, cardiovascular, respiratory, and nervous systems.

A separate teacher guide is available to go through this volume with a 36-week schedule and worksheets to go along with each lesson.

This volume is very impressive as an introduction to anatomy and physiology. It does an excellent job introducing the systems covered in the book. This would be a great introductory course to go through with a student that might be interested in a career in the medical field. It definitely leaves room to go even more in depth on a subject if the student should desire to.

A few notes:

Master Books always does an excellent job at pointing the student back to Scripture and God as Creator, and this course does exactly that. Designed by the Master sections also emphasizes this throughout the text, as does the closing chapters of each unit.

The text is written in a simple language that's easily understandable, yet goes into enough depth to get a detailed understanding of every subject discussed. The graphics and images are very helpful in understanding.

Reproduction was tastefully discussed. I love how the text states that God designed a man and woman’s anatomy to fit perfectly together and specifies that of a husband and wife. Anatomical images are included, but I did not find them to be inappropriate for the intended student of this course.

There are some hot topics briefly touched on. Vaccines for example. The text, like I said, is brief, which leaves it up to you how in-depth you want to go into the subject matter. I actually appreciate this and do not look at it as a negative.

I would definitely recommend this course (both volumes 1 and 2) to anyone looking for an introduction to anatomy and physiology that points to God as Creator.

I received a free copy of the digital format of this book. All opinions in this review are my own.
Informative and keeps your interest
Review by Audrey
Wonders of the Human Body vol.2 is a very informative high school level course. It is written in a very interesting and easy to understand way, even while tackling some hard-to-understand topics. The pictures and diagrams are very helpful for visual learners and keep the interest for all. I was impressed with the biblical way information is presented and overall it is a great book for teens to use. I was surprised that the section on vaccines didn’t show both sides, or at least address the controversy, but rather seemed to show the information as fact. As with any book, this can easily be discussed within the family that may have differing views. It would not keep my family from using and loving the book. I received a free digital copy of this product in exchange of an honest review.
Great Appropriate Resouce for Anatomy and Reproduction.
Review by Dawn
This book covers various parts of anatomy including reproductive anatomy. The book is thorough and solid while still being appropriate. It is very in depth and good for high school students. I really appreciated that the graphics were drawings that showed the various parts of the anatomy in a clinical sense but were not inappropriate for older students. There was a lot of great information and in addition to the basic anatomical information there were a lot of really interesting facts and information. I also appreciated that the nutritional information brought up that BMI was not always a good gauge of a healthy weight. Being able to share this important content with my children from a Christian worldview was very important to me.
*I received this book in exchange for my honest review*
Good
Review by Abbie
I am always supportive of updating material. Always supportive of offering alternatives to what is currently available.

I can't say I will be changing my high school Scope and Sequence to be adding this one. However, I will keep it in the digital files section to be used with the Intro to Anatomy series currently offered.

Reproduction was handled tastefully and within the scope of what is Biblical. I appreciated this very much. Pictures are included.

Easy to skip sections that do not allign with your beliefs which is nice and brings me to the next topic.

The reason I deducted stars: I believe some matters of health should be handled with a very non-bias approach and careful wording. One of these happens to be vaccines - ahh.....the hot topic of the last few years. I am, and always have been, very much of the mindset that individuals must make their own decisions. However, I realize that each individual, by default, has a bias. That being said I had my children read this section and asked their opinion - and to make clear my oldest child does not share my bias. All four of my older children gave the same opinion: the curriculum should present how a vaccine is made, what standards are used to test it's effectiveness against a disease, what it's contraindications are or at the very least point out that EVERY vaccine known to man has contraindications, ect. This material states that the Covid vaccine is effective. Is that true? To my knowledge at time of printing a full list of contraindications, side-effects, etc had not even been released. Therefore one would be hard pressed to say that there was an effectiveness against a virus that it seems those with the shot and those without out are still being infected by said virus. And to state that "symptoms would have been worse" is quite subjective based upon the current health and health history of the person with the virus.
Good but...
Review by Lacee
I had intended to do Anatomy and Physiology with my 7th grader before MB revised the curriculum set, but now I’m so glad we waited and are doing this in 9th grade! This book, Wonder’s of the Human Body, Vol 2, is phenomenal. I love the addition of The Reproductive System and the Special Systems that have been added. I enjoy that the information is presented in such a way that it is not like reading a medical journal but still gives the reader/student plenty of information alongside colorful photographs and diagrams.

I do have to agree that parents should preview any parts of a curriculum that they may feel is either not appropriate for their family or goes against what their family believes – in this particular book, I would encourage parents to preview the Vaccine portion. While I appreciate the initial approach to introducing what vaccines are and why they are used, I do not like that they included the Covid vaccine (shot) and called it effective when it is still a highly controversial shot. I can appreciate them discussing how the shot itself was made, but believe it should have been left at how it was made. I deducted a star for this matter – some may disagree with me about this and that’s fine, but this portion of the book will definitely be skipped in our family.

Overall, I would recommend both Vol 1 and Vol 2 for a high school level course. It is easy to read and learn from.

I received an electronic version in exchange for my review – thoughts about the curriculum are my own and not influenced in any way.

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