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Human Body: Pushing the Limits

By Emily Ashby, Common Sense Media Reviewer

age 8+

Fascinating docu literally gets under your skin.

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If you're at all intrigued by the mysteries of the human body, then HUMAN BODY: PUSHING THE LIMITS is right up your alley. Each episode offers a unique glimpse into how we function, with computer images literally peeling back the skin on our physical structures to reveal internal systems (muscular, skeletal, nervous, etc.) and demonstrate how they work. The best part is that the wealth of information is thorough, yet presented in a way that's appropriate for average (a.k.a. non-scientist) viewers, making it a worthwhile series to share with tweens and teens.

That said, younger kids and/or particularly sensitive ones may be frightened or made squeamish by the computer-generated skinless bodies and the graphic discussions of real-life stories of extreme survival.

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