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Train Your Brain: How Your Brain Learns Best

Jeff Szpirglas, Danielle Saint-Onge (author)

Publisher: Crabtree Publishing Company ISBN: 9781427119339

Your brain has an amazing ability to make changes and reorganize itself throughout your lifetime. This is called neuroplasticity. Supported by the latest in brain research, this motivating title helps readers understand how our brains learn and how each of us has our own personal learning style. Key concepts include brain functions and processes related to learning such as memory, attention, executive functions, and other cognitive abilities, and how neural connections form and grow. Readers are encouraged to take on a growth mindset, which is the belief that we are not just born with certain talents—we can develop them. The book includes several brain-based learning strategies. Each strategy includes a hands-on activity or demonstration to help readers apply the strategy in the real world, be empowered to take more risks in their learning, and to unlock their personal potential.

Your Changing Brain: A Guidebook

Jeff Szpirglas, Danielle Saint-Onge (author)

Publisher: Crabtree Publishing Company ISBN: 9781427119957

The first few years of life were thought to be the most important in brain development. With the aid of modern brain-imaging technologies, we now know the brain undergoes a substantial remodeling process during adolescence. This insightful title is designed to empower readers as they learn how areas of the brain related to decision-making, planning and goal setting, impulse control, and social interactions are affected by this process of change. They will also discover that personal choices, experiences, and environment play a pivotal role in adolescent brain development. Strategies help readers build emotional intelligence, manage stress, and adopt a proactive, mindful approach to minimize vulnerabilities and maximize their potential for positive personal development during adolescence.

Your Brain: Understanding Your Body’s Control Center

Jeff Szpirglas, Danielle Saint-Onge (author)

Publisher: Crabtree Publishing Company ISBN: 9781427119971

This comprehensive title examines the structures and functions of the brain. Accessible text and supportive design elements introduce different parts of the brain and explain their key functions. Readers will also discover how the brain interprets and responds to messages received from different sensory receptors. Hands-on investigations help reinforce and extend core concepts. This title supports NGSS Structure, Function, and Information Processing - 4-LS1-1; MS-LS1-8.

Designing Healthy Communities

Sheri Doyle (author)

Publisher: Crabtree Publishing Company ISBN: 9781427120342

This book inspires readers to become change-makers for healthy living and eating by using design-thinking principles to tackle local and global issues. Beginning with a detailed look at the steps involved in design thinking, readers are guided through the process so they can design their own solutions to big issues—from the need for healthy food options in schools to the lack of clean drinking water in impoverished communities.

Designing Inclusive Communities

Rachel Stuckey (author)

Publisher: Crabtree Publishing Company ISBN: 9781427120359

From neighborhoods and schools to the worldwide community, this book explains how design thinking principles can help create communities that give all its members a place and a voice by planning in an inclusive and collaborative way. Beginning with a detailed look at the steps involved in design thinking, readers are guided through the process so they can design their own solutions to the barriers that prevent participation in order to create a truly connected community.

Designing Positive School Communities

Janice Dyer (author)

Publisher: Crabtree Publishing Company ISBN: 9781427120373

School communities should be accessible, inclusive, and safe places for students of varying backgrounds, abilities, and needs. This important title teaches readers how to use design thinking principles to become positive change-makers in their school communities. Beginning with a detailed look at the steps involved in design thinking, readers are guided through the process so they can design their own solutions to big issues—from inclusivity to bullying to learning needs.

Human Bodies

Theo Baker (author)

Publisher: Rourke Publishing ISBN: 9781683425342

The human body is an amazing thing. It also has some really strange traits! From boogers to brains, find out some really weird stuff about human bodies!

Heredity: Pass It On!

Rebecca Hirsh (author)

Publisher: Rourke Publishing ISBN: 9781683425144

Why do animals, plants, and people look like their parents? Learn about heredity, genes, and chromosomes in simple-to-understand language. Discover how the father of heredity, Gregor Mendel, unlocked the secrets of how living things pass down traits to their children.

Poisonous Plants

Mari Schuh (author)

Publisher: Jump Library ISBN: 9781624968853

Poisonous Plants introduces readers to poisonous plants from around the world and the ways in which they defend themselves. From poisonous berries to beautiful, luring flowers, readers will be fascinated with these plants' abilities to trick prey!

Healing Plants

Karen Latchana Kenney (author)

Publisher: Jump Library ISBN: 9781624968761

Healing Plants introduces readers to plants around the world that we can use to help heal. From their flowers, fruits, and leaves all the way to their roots, readers will be fascinated with these plants' abilities to heal!

Belches, Burps, and Farts

Artie Bennett (author), Pranas Naujokaitis (illustrator)

Publisher: Blue Apple Books ISBN: 9781609053925

He's beheld the butt and offered the scoop on poop. Now our more audible and odiferous body functions are given the Bennett treatment served up with a generous helping of zaniness. How hiccups, burps, and farts happen in humans and animals is explained and proclaimed via Seuss-ian-style rhyme and humor, fart-fully illustrated. What's another loud sound? Laughter!

My Daily Diet: Vegetables

Celicia Scott (author)

Publisher: Mason Crest ISBN: 9781422287910

Someone, sometime, has probably told you, "Eat your vegetables!" But do you know why eating vegetables every day is so important? Find out how vegetables make your body healthier. Learn how vegetables like potatoes and peas, cabbage and corn, broccoli and beets get from the farm to your table and discover why eating vegetables as part of a balanced diet is the best way to stay healthy!

How to Read Nutrition Labels

Kate Conley (author)

Publisher: The Child's World ISBN: 9781503825994

Introduces readers to the basic items on a nutrition label, such as serving size and nutrients. Readers will learn how to use this information to make healthful food choices. Additional features to aid comprehension include a table of contents, labeled diagrams, a quiz and answer key, a phonetic glossary, an index, sources for further research, and an introduction to the author.

Eyewitness to World War I Medicine

Emily O'Keefe (author)

Publisher: The Child's World ISBN: 9781503817654

Details the actions of nurses, doctors, medics, ambulance drivers, and other medical personnel during World War I. Additional features include a bullet-point summary of the events, compelling narrative descriptions, primary source quotes and accompanying source notes, questions to spark critical thinking, sources to guide further research, historical photographs, informative captions, a table of contents, an index, and a phonetic glossary.

Digestion and Using Food

Wendy Conklin (author)

Publisher: Teacher Created Materials ISBN: 9781480751156

You eat food every day. In fact, every living organism can’t live without it. Digestion is a complex, sometimes gross, process by which our bodies turn a meal into energy. From humans to birds and herbivores to decomposers, find out what happens after food enters the body in this dynamic science e-book. You’ll be amazed to learn that you really are what you eat. Fifth-grade readers will learn about the digestive systems of humans and animals, photosynthesis, organ structure and function, and more through this high-interest informational text filled with vibrant photographs. Aligned to the Next Generation Science Standards, a hands-on “Think Like a Scientist” lab activity and a “Your Turn” page at the end of the e-book support STEM Education and provide young scientists with an opportunity to apply what they’ve learned in the text. Helpful diagrams and text features, such as a glossary and index, are also included to reinforce content-area literacy and improve close reading.

Cells

Stephanie Herweck Paris (author)

Publisher: Teacher Created Materials ISBN: 9781480751163

The human body is made of up trillions of cells! Without cells and their remarkable abilities, there would be no life. Layer by layer, you’ll journey into animal and plant cells to discover what these building blocks of life look like and how they function in this fact-filled life science e-book. From prokaryotes to eukaryotes, fifth-grade readers will learn all about cell theory, cell function, mitosis and meiosis, organelles in plant and animal cells, and more through this high-interest informational text filled with vibrant photographs. Aligned to the Next Generation Science Standards, a hands-on “Think Like a Scientist” lab activity and a “Your Turn” page at the end of the e-book support STEM Education and provide young scientists with an opportunity to apply what they’ve learned in the text. Helpful diagrams and text features, such as a glossary and index, are also included to reinforce content-area literacy and improve close reading.

DNA

Wendy Conklin (author)

Publisher: Teacher Created Materials ISBN: 9781480751170

DNA is known as the blueprint for life! Found in every cell of every living thing, DNA strands are packed inside a cell’s nucleus carrying instructions and genetic information. Climb the double helix ladder and crack the DNA code in this fact-filled life science e-book to explore genetics and why parts of you may appear identical to your great, great, great grandparent. Fifth-grade readers will learn about DNA structure and replication, proteins and genes, chromosomes, inherited traits and alleles, cloning, and more through this high-interest informational text filled with vibrant photographs. Aligned to the Next Generation Science Standards, a hands-on “Think Like a Scientist” lab activity and a “Your Turn” page at the end of the e-book support STEM Education and provide young scientists with an opportunity to apply what they’ve learned in the text. Helpful diagrams, a timeline of genetic discoveries, and text features, such as a glossary and index, are also included to reinforce content-area literacy and improve close reading.

Look Inside: Your Brain

Ben Williams (author)

Publisher: Teacher Created Materials ISBN: 9781433399992

Learn all about the amazing things your brain does and how to keep it healthy and strong! Readers will discover the anatomy of the brain including neurons, the cerebellum, and the nervous system. Using vibrant images and informational text in conjunction with supportive diagrams, readers are encouraged to learn all about (and use) their brains.

Earthquakes!

Cy Armour (author)

Publisher: Teacher Created Materials ISBN: 9781433399848

Early elementary readers find out what causes earthquakes and what to do to stay safe if one occurs in this helpful nonfiction reader. Featuring informational text, colorful maps, diagrams, and vibrant photos, this book keeps children engaged and fascinated at the same time!

Staying Healthy

Dona Herweck Rice (author)

Publisher: Teacher Created Materials ISBN: 9781433399725

From eating healthy foods to getting enough sleep, this nonfiction book introduces early readers to the basics of staying healthy. The vivid photos and informational text will encourage even the most reluctant reader to learn about the benefits of cleanliness, exercise, healthy foods, and medical checkups!

Keeping Fit with Sports

Dona Herweck Rice (author)

Publisher: Teacher Created Materials ISBN: 9781433399732

From basketball to karate, this nonfiction reader shows ways of to staying fit with sports of all kinds. Featuring bright, vivid photos and simple, informational text, this book will inspire readers to explore different sports that they'll want to stay fit with!

Eating Right

Dona Herweck Rice (author)

Publisher: Teacher Created Materials ISBN: 9781433399749

Early readers learn how to make healthy choices in this nonfiction introduction to nutrition and eating right. Featuring vivid, colorful photos and simple, informational text, this book teaches children the benefits of healthy eating and encouraged to make healthy decisions.

Healthy Habits, Healthy You

Lisa Greathouse (author)

Publisher: Teacher Created Materials ISBN: 9781433399053

This vibrant science title gives readers insight into how they can form healthy habits. Be a healthier you!

Emergency! Be Prepared

Lisa Greathouse (author)

Publisher: Teacher Created Materials ISBN: 9781433399060

Are you prepared for an emergency? With the help of this science title, readers can learn how to prepare for all sorts of disasters and stay safe!

Eat Healthy

Lisa Greathouse (author)

Publisher: Teacher Created Materials ISBN: 9781433399015

Eating healthy keeps our bodies working well. Learn how to eat healthy and make good food choices with this colorful, engaging title!