BrainPOP

Body Chemistry

What exactly are we made of? In this BrainPOP movie, Tim and Moby explain the wonderful world of body chemistry. You’ll learn why we need food, why it’s important to drink water, and what chemical reactions go on in your body all the time. Find out what substances need to be produced in your body in order to grow and have energy, plus what four elements make up ninety five percent of the body’s weight and where we find each. Discover your body’s main sources of fuel, how we convert different carbohydrates into energy, and how lipids can help us, hurt us, and make hormones for us. Your body sure does keep busy!

Learn More:

What are the most abundant elements in the human body?

Why do humans need water?

What is the difference between proteins, lipids, and carbohydrates?