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Body of Evidence DVD - The Respiratory System
Body of Evidence DVD - The Respiratory System


 
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Body of Evidence: The Respiratory System
The human respiratory system—of which the lungs are the largest component—is the most high-tech air purification and conditioning system on earth. Although we don’t normally think about how smoothly and effectively our lungs work unless they start to malfunction, practically every human is launched into life with two of them!

Finely tuned, yet sturdy enough for 90 years or longer on this earth, our lungs are ventilated with voluntary muscles about 20 times every minute and yet we breathe all day without even thinking about it.

Man has never designed a workable substitute for blood. Blood plasma carries nutrients; red blood cells bind life-sustaining oxygen to hemoglobin; white blood cells combat infections and diseases; small cell fragments called platelets patch up holes in our blood vessels and keep us from bleeding to death.

Part 1: 38 minutes. Part 2: 33 minutes

About the Instructor:
David Menton earned a Ph.D. in cell biology from Brown University. He served as a biomedical research technician at Mayo Clinic and then as an associate professor of anatomy at Washington University School of Medicine (St Louis). For almost two decades he has been profiled in American Men and Women of Science—A Biographical Directory of Today’s Leaders in Physical, Biological and Related Sciences. Dr. Menton has lectured throughout the United States and Canada on the creation-evolution controversy.
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Body of Evidence Study Guide
The 64-page Body of Evidence Study Guide contains more than 600 questions that allow older students to get maximum benefit from the Body of Evidence DVD Series. Detailed questions follow the order of topics presented and guide students to find the answers. The questions also serve as an outline for the course. Each student will want his or her own copy to get the most out of the course. NOTE: This is a compilation of questions only, no answers!

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Review: Body of Evidence December 15, 2011
Reviewer: Debra from Timberdoodle's Blogger Review Team  
The DVD consists of a lecture by Dr. David Menton to two high school looking students (one male, one female).  That felt a little forced and awkward, and the students appeared fairly uncomfortable throughout most of the lecture.

In spite of the stilted feel of the "class" we did get a lot out of the presentation.  The suggested ages are 12 and up... and I would tend to agree with the publisher on that.  My ten and younger set quickly lost interest.

What did we think?  We quite often commented with an, "I didn't know that!" throughout the video.  We eventually decided that we really liked Dr. Morton.  But it did take a bit to get past the presentation with the two stiff students.  

I will seriously consider other DVDs in this series.

Read the rest of this review at http://debrakb.blogspot.com/2011/09/review-body-of-evidence.html

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