BrainPOP

Balance

Feeling dizzy? In this BrainPOP movie, Tim and Moby introduce you to the concept of balance! You’ll learn why you get dizzy when you spin around, how you detect sound and motion, and what your body’s labyrinth is. Find out about the inner ears, their special parts, how they help you locate your position in space, and what certain signals your eyes rely on for information on where to look. Plus, discover why some people get motion sickness and how everything from your ears, eyes, and skin to your muscles, spinal cord, and brain play a role in your sense of balance. Woah, everything’s spinning!!!

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