Vocabulary Words

 

Blood -  Blood is the red liquid that carries oxygen from your lungs and nutrients from your food to every part of your body.

 

Blood Vessels - Your blood travels all around your body through tubes called blood vessels.

 

Bones - Bones are strong and hard.  They make a frame called a skeleton to support your body.

 

 

Brain - You think with your brain and make sense of the world around you.

Disease - A disease makes you feel sick.  Sometimes you might need an injection to protect you.

 

Energy - People use energy from food to keep warm, to grow, and to move.

 

Germs - Germs carry diseases.

 

Heart - Your heart is a strong muscle that pumps blood all through your body.

Joints - Joints are where your bones are joined together.  They allow your body to bend and move.  Knees and elbows are joints.

 

Lungs - You have two lungs that are like bags inside your chest.  They fill up with air when you breathe in and empty when you breathe out.

 

Muscles -  Muscles are attached to your bones so that you can move them.  Other muscles help you breathe and swallow food.  Your heart is an example of a muscle.

 

Nerves - Nerves connect your brain to the rest of the body.  They take messages to and from your brain.

 

Oxygen - Oxygen is a kind of gas that is part of the air we breathe.  Our bodies need oxygen to work.

 

Ribs -  Your ribs are the bones that make a cage that protects your heart and lungs.

Saliva - Saliva is a liquid that is made in your mouth.  It helps food to break down when you swallow it.

 

Skull - Your skull us the bone in your head that protects your brain and gives your head a shape.

Stomach - When you eat, your food goes into your stomach, where juices break down into very tiny pieces.

 

Tendons - Tendons are strong cords that attach your muscles to your bones.