Lyrical Life Science Volume 3: The Human Body – Downloadable Textbook


Lyrical Life Science Volume 3 -The Human Body studies one of the most interesting mammals of all! You’ll go through all the body systems and understand the interrelationship between them. Because this involves more complicated material (such as the immune system) we think you’ll want to save this set for the higher grades. But, then again, if you use it with a unit study approach you can dig in earlier.

Author: Dorry Eldon
Illustrator: Eric Altendorf
Cartoonist: Sally Raskauskas
Cover Design: Susan Moore
Scientific Advisor: Dr. Laura Rung






Here are two of the harder systems to understand, so we hope you find this song helpful:


“The Immune and Lymph Systems”
(to the tune of “La Cucaracha”)


Immune system, with your lymph system
will your enemies attack
With the white blood cells, the leukocyte cells
that will destroy and turn them back

A germ is like a cucaracha
That would love to live inside ya
But white blood cells just won’t allow it
and when discovered will destroy it

Bacteria or germ, pester
Like with splinters when they fester
Your body calls on the white blood cells
Just to help you in those sick spells


There’s several kinds of the white blood cells
Phagocyte with macrophage cells
Their enemies they love to eat ’em
Wherever they hunt as they meet em

The lymphocytes include the T-cell
Messengers to all the B-cells
B-cells can make the antibodies
That match and remember germ armies


The lymph is watery fluid
With white blood cells in a liquid
Bathing tissues, then as it flows
Gets purified in all the lymph nodes

Lymph system is a sewer system
For all the tissues cause it cleans ’em
It moves the waste into lymph vessels
That move with no pump but with muscles


And maybe this subject seems a little simpler as it is a little more tangible:


The Sensory System
(to the tune of “Caissons Go Rolling Along”)

Ear’s divided in three
Auricle the part you see
Middle ear has three little bones
Cochlea’s like a shell
With semicircular canal
Inner ear so you hear all the tones


Organs specialize
to receive the stimuli
to brain by nerves they take it in
Senses number five
Smell, taste, hearing, and your sight
Also touch with the nerves in your skin

Taste buds for food you eat
Bitter, sour, salt, or sweet
Papilla and with smell through your nose
With olfactory nerve
Smells the food your momma serves
Three conchae, sinus, and nasal fold


Outer eye sclera
On the front it’s cornea
Choroid middle of eye layers three
Ciliary to lens
Optic nerve, retina so you see


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