Goosebumps – level 3
When we’re cold, watch a scary movie, or listen to our favorite song, we might get little bumps all over our skin.
The bumps called goosebumps; that are from tiny muscles on our body that tighten our hair and make it stand upright. These bumps are an involuntary response to intense emotions.
Goosebumps have a practical purpose for animals. When an animal’s hair sticks up, it makes the animal look bigger and helps protect it against predators. A raised layer of fur can also help keep an animal warm when cold. According to experts, goosebumps aren’t a survival reaction for humans. They are the result of an adrenaline rush sparked by an extreme emotion.
Difficult words: involuntary (not done willingly or from choice), adrenaline (a hormone that the body makes from fear, anger, or excitement).
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