This book discusses how the digestive system breaks down food, absorbs nutrients, and gets rid of waste. The alimentary canal along with help from the liver, gallbladder, and pancreas form this organized system of digestion. Reading Essentials in Science.
This book is an introduction to the harmful effects of alcohol, tobacco, and drugs. Reading Essentials in Science.
Bacteria are single-celled organisms with the ability to help and harm other living things. Viruses can only reproduce in host cells, often causing infections. Reading Essentials in Science.
This book introduces bones and the human skeleton and explains their functions, which include supporting the body, giving it shape and structure, and protecting the major organs such as the heart and lungs. Reading Essentials in Science.
This book explains what the brain and nervous system are and how they function in the human body. Reading Essentials in Science.
Storms, tornadoes, floods, wildfires - the world is full of natural disasters that do terrible damage to our homes, towns, and cities. Knowing how to prepare for a natural disaster and what you can do if one does happen is the best way to keep yourself safe.
Our friends are supposed to be there for us when we need them, to help us through tough times and laugh with us when things are going well. But sometimes, our friends can push us to do things we wouldn't do normally. We might want to do the things our friends are doing to fit in or be cool. This is peer pressure, and it can be dangerous when it leads to hurtful behaviors.
Each day, dangerous germs surround us. At home, many of the products we use to keep our houses clean and our bodies healthy can also be poisonous and very dangerous. The wrong pill, medicine, or household cleaner can cause major health problems. Whether from diseases, germs, or poisons, keeping your body safe from harm means knowing the dangers that are around you.
Sports are a lot of fun. Theres nothing like getting outside with a group of friends and throwing the ball around or playing a game of basketball, soccer, or baseball. But with all the fun, there are a lot of things to keep in mind to keep everyone safe.
You might have heard people say, "Strangers are just friends you haven;t met yet." That's true in many cases, but not all strangers are kind and friendly. Some strangers can be dangerous. Staying away from people you don't know is often the best way to keep yourself safe.
Terrorism is a major issue in today's world. Around the globe, people fear terrorist attacks. The threat of violence from terrorists seems to be everywhere.
Martial arts students don't just learn how to fight. They also learn lots of other important things - like how to stay safe. Martial artists know how to kick, jump, and punch without hurting themselves. They know how to protect their bodies in martial arts class and out. Discover how martial arts can help you stay safe too!
Martial arts students don't just learn how to fight. They also learn lots of other important things - like how to defend themselves. All martial arts teach you self-defense. But martial artists also learn when to use these moves and when not to use them. They know that martial arts actually lead to less fighting! Discover how martial arts can help you defend yourself too!
We all need to eat! But making healthy food choices can be tough. To be healthy, we can't eat only our favorite foods. We need to eat some foods from each of the five food groups: dairy, fruits, vegetables, grains, and proteins. Learn about all five food groups and find out why each is so important to a healthy life. Discover why eating a balanced diet is one of the best ways to lose weight, stay in shape, and keep your body healthyand how you can do just that!
Whether were drinking a glass of milk, eating a grilled cheese sandwich, or enjoying a yogurt, most of us eat a lot of dairy. But why is having dairy foods every day an important part of a balanced diet? Discover the story that lies behind each glass of milk and slice of cheeseand learn how to make smarter, healthier food choices every day!
Apples, bananas, orangesthere are so many fruits to choose from! But what makes fruit such a healthy food choice? Find out more about fruit: where it comes from, how it gets to your plate, and why it is such an important part of a healthy, balanced diet. Learn how much fruit you should be eating each dayand how you can make healthy food choices a part of your life!
From bread to pasta to cereal, most of us eat a lot of grains. But why is eating food from the grain food group so important? Find out more about grains and how they keep your body healthy. Discover where grains come from and how they get from farms to factories, from stores to your plate and learn some easy ways to make grains part of your daily diet!
Meat, beans, and fish all contain protein, an important part of a balanced diet. But why is eating protein each day so important? Find out more about the protein food group and why your body needs protein to stay healthy. Learn where we get most of our protein and how it ends up on our plates. Discover how to make sure youre eating enough protein every day!
Drugs and alcohol are dangerous no matter how old you are, but for kids, the risks of using drugs or alcohol are even more serious. Even though many young people know that drugs and alcohol can be deadly, they still put themselves in harms way by using these unsafe substances.
How do we breathe and why do we need oxygen? Your lungs work hard to keep oxygen flowing through your blood. This book explains how the respiratory system functions to take in the air we need to live. Blastoff! Series
The nervous system is a complex network of nerves that allows you to experience the world around you. Children will find out how nerves carry messages to the brain so that people can do things like jump and eat. Blastoff! Series
As soon as food touches your tongue, it begins a long process of moving through different parts of your body. This book explains how the human body breaks down food to get nutrients and stay healthy. Blastoff! Series
Muscles help us lift, push, pull, and move. Eager readers will explore the different kinds of muscles, how their muscles work, and how to take care of them. Blastoff! Series
How does blood move around inside the human body? Students will learn all about the heart, blood cells, blood vessels, and other important parts of the circulatory system. Blastoff! Series
Native Americans have an incredibly rich store of knowledge when it comes to using herbs and plants to heal illness, treat injuries, and cure disease. In fact, some of their traditions have found a place in the modern medicines we use today. This book discusses the nature-based approach Native Americans took towards healing. It also examines important figures, such as shamans and medicine men, and explains some of the remedies and rituals that were conducted.