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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
Writing this how-to book will not only motivate children to live healthier, happier lives but will also encourage them to share with others what they have learned. Children will learn how to eat a rainbow and be shown how to write healthy recipes for others to try. They can share how they play their favorite sports and games using point-form instructions. They will also share ways to be kind to their families, friends, and the planet. Writing a book is a great way to internalize knowledge. Children will learn and teach others how to live their best possible lives.
Fun pictograms and infographics about the human body make learning about math topics such as bar charts, percentages, averages and fractions easy and fun. In this book, readers go on an amazing mission inside the human body and use their mathematical skills to check their diet, test their strength, and chart their growth. Math puzzles and exercises help children build confidence in their math skills.
For centuries the human brain was a mystery. Scientists only started to unravel its secrets over the past few decades, but there is still a great deal that we don't yet understand. This fascinating book describes experiences common to many people that our brains tell us are happening but which can't be proven by science. Read about deja vu, premonitions, near-death experiences, hypnotism, memories of past lives, and more!
This colorful cookbook offers step-by-step healthy recipes from the following countries or areas of the world : Mexico, Thailand, Italy, China, Japan, India, Eastern Europe, the Middle East, the Caribbean, the Mediterranean, Africa, and more. Multicultural Meals also gives children a basic understanding of nutrition and the importance of drinking water and looks at the staple foods, cooking methods, and spices used by various peoples. The recipes are kid-tested and fun to make and eat. They include: how to set up an Italian pasta bar and Mexican fajita station and how to make the following: Indian curry with a twist, Thai coconut soup, oodles of Japanese noodles, Chinese lemon chicken, Moroccan couscous, and many more.
Snacks often consist of potato chips or candy bars and soda-pop. Kids need great tasting choices that are alternatives to salty, fatty, or sugary snacks. Super Snacks offers recipes for nutritious and scrumptious foods and drinks that kids will love to make and eat. It may help change the eating habits of a whole family or classroom! Recipes include individual pizzas, veggie dips, yummy bread spreads, yogurt parfaits, baked fruit delights, flavored popcorn treats, and oh-so-delicious smoothies.
Breakfast means to "break" the "fast" between the evening and the morning. It is the most important meal of the day, but many children go to school without it or start their days with a sugar-filled substitute for the brain food they need to think and complete their school work. Breakfast Blast introduces great-tasting recipes that cover all the food groups and promote healthy choices. The recipes suggest alternatives and healthy cooking, while still maintaining the important taste appeal. The delicious foods will make children jump right in and start their day in a different way!
It's hard to believe that the delicious desserts shown in this book are nutritious as well! Kids will look at "sweets" in a whole new way once they taste these amazing desserts, which include the following: chocolate-dipped fruit, tofu berry cheesecake, caramel oranges, stuffed pears with chocolate sauce, fruit-and-cream parfaits, jumpin' juice jello, baked fruit compote, cookie sandwiches, trifle, puddings, and more. The whole family will love these recipes, which are high in taste and nutrients, low in fat and sugar, and contain no sweeteners or artificial ingredients.
Many school children prefer fast-food or packaged lunches to healthy lunches they can make at home. Lunch Munch explains the food groups, includes portion information, and has been designed with a good school day in mind! Children will love these fun recipes for making absolutely delicious and beautiful-looking healthy foods. Teachers and parents will also love these recipes, which include salads, pitas, soups, wraps, sandwiches, and healthy drinks.
Physical activity positively impacts the bodies, minds, and emotions of children, but unfortunately, most children are physically active only 15 minutes a day! Through fun, easy-to-follow activities, enhanced by photographs and illustrations, Active Kids will motivate children to get moving. Kids will learn about how the cardiovascular system works, the building blocks - cardio, flexibility, strong muscles, warming up and cooling down, safety guidelines, and how much is enough.
Gurgle, burp, ooze, and squirts - sometimes our bodies do the most disgusting things! Our bodies are food-processing factories that produce oils and gases and waste. From making sticky earwax and stinky sweat to letting out loud burps and embarrassing farts, this entertaining book describes why our bodies do the rude and hilarious things they do. Get your hands dirty, too, with some easy (and painless!) experiments.
Mosquitoes have lived on Earth for more than 30 million years! Close-up photos and detailed illustrations depict the amazing changes a mosquito goes through in four stages: egg, larva, pupa, and adult. Kids will enjoy reading about different species of mosquitoes and - most importantly - why they bite! Topics include mosquito bodies and senses, where mosquitoes lay their eggs, the differences between male and female mosquitoes, and the diseases mosquitoes transmit and how to avoid mosquito bites.
Slim Goodbody helps children develop skills to manage and release stress in ways that keep their minds and bodies healthy. Stress can be anything that happens that puts pressure on peoples minds and bodies and causes them to feel worried, uptight, or tense.
Squirt may be a tiny gland, but young readers will thrill to learn just how important he is. Come inside to see the powerful effects of the pineal, pituitary, thyroid, and adrenal glands. The roles of the hypothalamus and pancreas will also be explored along with the function of hormones.
Struts and Flex, our muscle and bone Body Buddies give the inside scoop on this active partnership. Readers are introduced to the structure and function of bones and muscles. They will discover how different joints enable different kinds of movement and how muscles must work in teams.
Huff & Puff, our Body Buddy lung twins make learning about the lungs and respiratory system exciting! Readers are introduced to the bronchial tree. They will discover how the diaphragm and intercostals muscles help the lungs fill and empty. Easy-to-follow text will guide young readers through this detailed topic, helping to ensure absorption of the material.
Join our Body Buddy Ticker as he explores the workings of the heart and circulatory system. Children will learn how the amazing heart muscle works, and will discover how blood vessels transport life-giving oxygen to the cells and carry away carbon dioxide. Colorful layouts make learning about this complex topic easy and fun.
Join our brain Body Buddy Cognos and learn all about how the brain and nervous system work. Children will discover the location of the major parts of the brain and gain understanding of their various functions. Involved topics like nerve signals are explained in an entertaining and straightforward way for young readers.
Join Gurgle, our Body Buddy stomach and learn all about what happens to food after it is swallowed. Readers will learn about their esophagus, stomach, liver, small and large intestine.