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What Makes Up Your Body?



What Makes Up Your Body?
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     challenging words:    normal, respiratory, nourishment, digestive, properly, electrical, human, blood, pipes, works, jobs, body, caption, working, organ, form


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What Makes Up Your Body?
By Cindy Grigg
  

1     Caption: Cells in normal human blood
 
2     Your body has many different parts. You have hard bones. You have muscle. You have a brain, a stomach, and a heart. Your body needs all these parts to work properly.
 
3     Think about the different parts of your body. Your eyes, arms, and toes are very different from each other. Yet they are all alike in one way. All the parts of your body are made of cells. Cells are the smallest part of a living thing. They are called the building blocks of the body.
 
4     Billions of cells make up your body. You have blood cells and skin cells. You have bone cells and nerve cells. You have muscle cells, too. Each of these different kinds of cells does a different job in your body. Skin cells cover and protect your body. Blood cells carry oxygen and nourishment to each of your body's cells.
 
5     Groups of cells of the same kind form tissue. Tissue is a group of cells that look alike and do the same job. A group of bone cells forms bone tissue. A group of muscle cells forms muscle tissue.

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