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Health and the Human Body

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The human body is complex in many ways. There are lots of words used to describe humans as organisms, the parts of the body, the brain and the body’s senses, health and nutrition, and the injuries and illnesses the body may experience. We have lots of words that describe the human body! We’ve sorted these words into five groups.

 

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General Vocabulary About Organisms 

Humans are a type of organism, along with other living things like plants, animals, and even germs. Even though Humans and germs are very different, they have things in common, too.

Let’s take a look at some of the core vocabulary words that describe general vocabulary about organisms. 

 

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Parts of Your Body 

The human body is made of many parts that have different jobs. Different parts of the body work together to get specific jobs done and all the parts work together as a whole for the human body to function. Your bones, skin and hair, & heart and lungs are all important parts of the body.

Let’s take a look at some of the core vocabulary words that describe parts of your body.

 

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Your Brain & How You Sense and Move Through the World

The brain is a very important part of the human body.  It is the control center. Because of the brain, you are able to think and feel, sense the world, and move through the world.

Let’s take a look at some of the core vocabulary words that describe your brain and how you sense and move through the world. 

 

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Health and Nutrition

The human body needs to be taken care of in order to work well and be healthy. The condition of the human body, the nutrients it needs, and the supplements and medications people take are all part of the health and nutrition of the human body.

Let’s take a look at some of the core vocabulary words that describe health and nutrition.

 

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Injuries and Illnesses

The human body is not like the body of a super hero. Our bodies can be hurt or become sick. The vocabulary used by people to talk about injuries, illnesses, symptoms, and treatments is important so we know how to help our bodies become healthy again.

Let’s take a look at some of the core vocabulary words that describe injuries and illnesses.

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