Seeing is one of our 5 senses and we need light to see. This book explains in simple terms how light shines on objects allowing our eyes to see and send messages to our brain about the world around us.
Skeletons can look a little creepy, but this book will explain why people need them. Why some animals don't and why there are a lot of things we could not do if we did not have a skeleton.
Most of us eat three full meals a day, but where does the food that reaches our plates, stocks our fridges, and fills the supermarket shelves come from? This informative book shows how methods of growing, using, and delivering food - one of the most vital resources to humans - have developed and changed throughout time. Find out about the history of food production and present-day methods of farming. Learn about food delivery, the processes used to preserve and store food to make it last longer, how different foods are prepared, and food safety. Real-world examples encourage discussion of the ethics and worldwide impact of the production, distribution, and consumption of this global resource.
A patient's infected insect bite has doubled in size overnight. Can math help you determine an effective treatment? This exciting book makes you a math problem solver by putting you into situations faced by people who work in health care. Math is an important part of the job for medical doctors, registered nurses, and care aides. Three exciting stories lead to a problem you must solve using math. A toolbox section helps take you through similar examples and provides math exercises you can do that will help give you a better understanding of how to solve the problem in the story.
With a focus on building health and nutrition literacy, this timely title gives readers the tools they need to make healthy food choices for every meal! Topics include whole foods, processed foods, and reading food labels. Healthful food tips are explained using text that is easy for young readers to digest.
Research suggests that children who develop locomotor, balance, and manipulative skills at a young age are more likely to participate in physical activities throughout their lives. This action-packed title introduces these fundamental movement skills and provides readers with fun ways to incorporate them into their everyday activities.
Why are the first years of learning so important? What happens at puberty, and how is it different for boys and girls? Your Growing Body and Remarkable Reproductive System is a frank and sensitive journey through the body's developmental stages: how we are born, grow, and age. Every spread opens with an amazing science fact about the human body, then goes on to explain the science behind the fact. Detailed diagrams and amazing images illustrate the lively text.
What are bones made of? Which is the biggest and which is the smallest? What different types of muscle are there, and what jobs do they do? Your Strong Skeleton and Amazing Muscular System takes readers on an entertaining tour of the body's skeletal and muscular systems. Every spread opens with an amazing science fact about the human body, then goes on to explain the science behind the fact. Detailed diagrams and amazing images illustrate the lively text.
What is blood made of? Is it always red? How does blood reach your toes and travel back to the heart again? Your Hardworking Heart and Spectacular Circulatory System takes readers on an entertaining tour of the body's heart and circulatory system. Every spread opens with an amazing science fact about the human body, then goes on to explain the science behind the fact. Detailed diagrams and amazing images illustrate the lively text.
Why is breathing in harder than breathing out? Why does talking depend on breathing? Your Breathtaking Lungs and Rocking Respiratory System takes readers on an entertaining tour of the lungs and the process of breathing. Every spread opens with an amazing science fact about the human body, then goes on to explain the science behind the fact. Detailed diagrams and amazing images illustrate the lively text.
What does the liver do? What happens to all the food we eat? Why does the small intestine need to be so long? Your Growling Guts and Dynamic Digestive System takes readers on an entertaining tour of the body's different digestive organs and the process of digestion. Every spread opens with an amazing science fact about the human body, then goes on to explain the science behind the fact. Detailed diagrams and amazing images illustrate the lively text.
How are memories formed? How do we learn? How does your brain control your body functions? Your Mind-Bending Brain and Networking Nervous System takes readers on an entertaining tour of the body's brain and nervous system. Every spread opens with an amazing science fact about the human body, then goes on to explain the science behind the fact. Detailed diagrams and amazing images illustrate the lively text.
Good mental health is as important as good physical health to our overall fitness. This important book gives children ways to reduce feelings of anxiety and manage their emotions. Simple activities help children learn how to relieve tension and improve concentration.
Children between the ages of 5-12 need between 10-11 hours of sleep a night. Unfortunately, many children are falling short of this mark! Accessible text and relatable examples help young readers understand the importance of getting proper rest. Content includes sleep cycles, time management and maintaining a nightly routine, and creating a sleep-friendly environment.
Food is the fuel that gives our bodies energy, builds bones and muscles, and helps keep us healthy and happy. This informative book explains to children why our bodies need nutrition, how our bodies use it, and what they need to eat for a balanced diet.
Sixty minutes of exercise a day is a habit children should get into at an early age. Not only does exercise build the body's strength and endurance, it helps prevent injury and improves concentration and mood. This engaging book explains the benefits of regular exercise and offers simple activities and advice on fitting fitness in during the day.
Our thoughts have a habit of wandering when we should be focusing on what we are doing. Mindfulness is the practice of paying attention to what is happening around you right now in the present. This helpful book offers mindfulness techniques to help young readers train themselves to be aware of their thoughts with an attitude of kindness and curiosity, not stress. With an emphasis on being more positive and less negative, children will be better able to handle difficult emotions. Activities in this book include breathing with awareness to feelings within the body, meditating, self-compassion talk, positive thinking, acts of kindness, keeping journals, art activities, observing nature, and ways to show gratitude.
In this book, early fluent readers discover the amazing technology used to make buildings safe and protect them from natural disasters, such as floods, earthquakes, hurricanes, and more. They will also learn how engineers and other professionals work to design safe buildings. Vibrant, full-color photos and carefully leveled text will engage young readers as they learn more about these engineering feats. A Take a Look! infographic aids understanding, sidebars present interesting, supplementary information, and an activity helps children learn more. Children can learn more about safe buildings using our safe search engine that provides relevant, age-appropriate websites. Safe Buildings also features reading tips for teachers and parents, a table of contents, a glossary, and an index.
How can eating better ourselves improve life for everyone on the planet? This intriguing title combines images and infographics to help explain how choosing foods that don't have to be shipped long distances, don't add to world pollution, and are not in danger of running out helps to ensure the world's food supply. Close-up boxes and case studies illustrate relevant examples of topics such as soil protection, organic vs industrial farming, and overfishing.
Viruses and bacteria are everywhere! They can mutate and move easily from one person to the next. Vaccines and other forms of prevention help fight these vicious pests, but pandemics have hit the world and taken out millions! In this high-interest title, a world-ending global pandemic is explored, from how it could start to how we might fight the spread. Features follow the chain reaction of the societal breakdown and jump back in time to the bubonic plagues. Are we due for another pandemic? Find out how to fight when the next one comes!
The nervous system works with all other systems in the body to make sure everything works smoothly! Without it, the brain would have no way to deliver instructions. Through vivid photos and diagrams, readers get an up-close look at the body’s different types of nerves. Leveled text provides descriptions to match the visuals to create a balanced and fun learning experience.
After eating your favorite healthy snack, how does the body know where all the nutrients should go? The digestive system is a network of organs that works with other systems to feed the body the nutrients it needs to survive! Follow along as diagrams show the path food takes as it is broken down into usable parts. A close-up feature looks at the nutrient-absorbing cilia that line the small intestine. Pick up this title today to discover how our bodies get the energy to learn and grow!
Muscles are found nearly everywhere in the body! The muscular system works closely with many other systems to keep the heart pumping, the joints moving, and the lungs filling with air. In this title, take a peek beneath the skin to discover the differences between different types of muscles and their jobs, and see what a muscle looks like under the magnifying glass! Diagrams, photo labels, and other features add clarity to the text in this low-level book.
The human body has 206 bones, and each has a special job to do! From giving the body shape to making blood cells, the skeletal system truly is the body’s foundation! Through labeled diagrams and carefully defined terms, readers can easily follow the skeletal system’s many roles.
Our bodies contain a super highway of blood vessels that carry nutrients, waste, and much more from our heads to our toes. This network is the circulatory system! Beginning with a deep breath in, this fact-filled title uses easy-to-follow text and diagrams to allow readers to dive inside the body’s circulatory system!