Name of Collection: Health

School Name: Louis Pasteur Middle School 67

Address: 51-60 Marathon Parkway Little Neck, NY 11362

Phone: (718)423-8138

Fax: (718)423-8281

Librarian: Carla Mazzella

Librarian's e-mail:

Introduction: The collection includes print and non-print materials to cover all aspects of the health science curriculum, which includes human growth and development, diseases, nutrition, the body, and family living education. The print collection is housed in the Social Sciences, Medical Sciences, and Fiction sections of the library. The following pathfinder will assist 8th grade Life Science students in completing a project on the human body systems. The inquiry questions are set up fo students to work in groups to complete research on one body system.

Questions for Inquiry:

How does the system function and what job does it do to keep the body healthy? What special kinds of cells are found in the body system? What are the major organs of the system? Do any diseases affect the system? Does the system work with any other body system to keep a person healthy?

Keywords: Health, Human Body Systems

Subject Headings: Circulatory System, Circulatory System Diseases, Digestive System, Digestive System Diseases, Endocrine System, Endocrine System Diseases, Excretory System, Immune System, Immune System Diseases, Muscular System, Nervous System, Nervous System Diseases, Reproductive System, Respiratory System, Respiratiry System Diseases, Skeletomuscular System

Dewey Decimal Classification(s): 612, 616

Key Books:

August, Paul Nordstrom. Brain Function. NY: Chelsea House, 1988.

Avraham, Regina. The Reproductive System. NY: Chelsea House, 1991.

Bender, Lionel. The Body. NY: Gloucester Press, 1989.

Bryan, Jenny. Breathing: the Respiratory System. NY: Dillon Press, 1993. Toriello, James.

Bryan, Jenny. Mind and Matter: the Brain and Nervous System. NY: Dillon Press, 1993.

Brynie, Faith Hickman. 101 Questions About Blood and Circulation. Brookfield: Twenty First Century Books, 2001.

Edelson, Edward. The Immune System. NY: Chelsea House, 1989.

Galperin, Anne. Stroke and Heart Disease. NY: Chelsea House, 1990.

Hayhurst, Chris. The Brain and the Spinal Cord: Learning How we Think, Feel, and Move. NY: Rosen, 2002.

The Human Body: an Illustrated Guide to its Structure, Function, and Disorders. NY: Dorling Kindersley, 1995.

Johansson, Philip. Heart Disease. Springfield, NJ: Enslow Publishers, 1998.

Lammert, John. The Human Body. Vero Beach, Fla: Rourke Publications, 1993.

Mayo Clinic on Digestive Health. Philadelphia: Mason Crest, 2002.

Nourse, Alan. Your Immune System. NY: Watts, 1989.

Parker, Steve. The Brain and the Nervous System. London: Watts, 1990.

Parker, Steve. The Heart and Blood. NY; F. Watts, 1989.

Silverstein, Alvin. The Reproductive System. NY; Twenty-First Century Books, 1994.

The Stomach: Learning how We Digest. NY: Rosen Central, 2002.


GALE Databases Search Junior Edition K-12

EBSCO Databases Search Primary Search via Searchasaurus, Funk and Wagnalls, and Kids Search

Online Encyclopedia:

World Book Online Encyclopedia

Web Sites:

All Systems Go

Human Anatomy Online

The Human Body

Human Body Systems Student Site


The Brain and the Nervous System. Videocassette. Schlessinger Media, 2001.

Circulatory and Respiratory Systems. Videocassette. Schlessinger Media, 2001.

Digestive and Excretory Systems. Videocassette. Schlessinger Media, 2001.

Immune System. Videocassette. Schlessinger Media, 2001.

Interrelationship of the Body Systems. Videocassette. Schlessinger Media, 2001.

Reproductive and Endocrine Systems. Videocassette. Schlessinger Media, 2001.

Skeletal and Muscular Systems. Videocassette. Schlessinger Media, 2001.

Community Resources:

*Queens Public Library (

*Brooklyn Public Library (

*New York Public Library (

Curriculum Standards Related to This Topic:

New York State Learning Standards: Technology

*An asterisk next to material indicates that it is recommended in this subject area but not available in this CCD collection.