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.
Using evidence-based research and best practices, this informative title provides a thorough introduction to concussions. Content includes causes of concussion, physical, cognitive, and emotional, symptoms, treatments, and the recovery process. Case studies, personal accounts from people who have sustained concussions, and injury-prevention tips encourage readers to advocate for their own health and safety as well as for others.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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!
An exploration of the life cycle and life span of beans, using up-close photographs and step-by-step text to follow a bean’s growth process from seed to seedling to mature plant.
This appealing biography will have children engaged and inspired as they learn about Gregor Mendel and his discovery of how genetics works. The supportive text, accessible glossary, and helpful index work in conjunction with the intriguing facts and alluring images to provide readers with an interesting look at such topics as DNA, genetics, alleles, dominant and recessive genes, Mendel's Law of Heredity, and more! A stimulating lab activity is featured to further excite readers about the fascinating world of genetics!
Surfing is not just a great summer sport; it also has amazing health benefits as well. Readers will learn more about the history of surfing, how to get started safely, and the various health benefits of the sport.
This book discusses how learning more about diseases, health, and your environment can play a part in your own disease prevention. Reading Essentials in Science.
This title highlights all the gross stuff your body produces everyday.
This title highlights all the gross smells our noses sense every day.
All the food you eat, whether it's an apple or a steak or a chocolate-coated cricket, has a story. Let's Eat uncovers the secret lives of our groceries, exploring alternative and sometimes bizarre farm technology and touring gardens up high on corporate rooftops and down low in military-style bunkers beneath city streets. Packed with interesting and sometimes startling facts on agriculture around the world, Let's Eat reveals everything from the size of the biggest farm in the world to how many pesticides are in a single grape to which insect people prefer to eat.
Examines the basic concepts of alcohol abuse through the lens of the latest scientific studies and finding. Provides tools for evaluating conflicting and ever changing ideas.
Did you know that popular cola drinks are bottled, produced, and sold in countries all over the world? Readers will be introduced to the history of cola drinks and learn how American cola companies produce their soft drinks and sell them worldwide.
Whether you skateboard for transportation or like to hit the ramps at the local skateboard park, skateboarding is fun and can help you keep fit. Read this book to find out more about skateboarding and how it can help you stay healthy for life.
Whether you like speeding down snowy slopes or doing jumps and other tricks, snowboarding may be the sport for you. Look inside to find out more about this fast-growing sport and how it can help you stay healthy for life.
You don't need a lot of expensive equipment to start running. With a good pair of shoes and a desire to challenge yourself physically, you can start running for fun and fitness. Look inside to learn more about how to start running and stay healthy for life.
Food advertising is seemingly everywhere. But what messages are advertisers sending when they try to get consumers to purchase their products? Asking Questions about Food Advertising looks at who pays for ads, their intended targets, and the tricks of the trade used to influence consumers' decisions. Case studies prompt inquiry, further thinking, and close examination of specific issues. Additional text features and search tools, including a glossary and an index, help students locate information and learn new words.
From the interesting and intriguing to the weird and wonderful Odd Jobs: Acupuncturist is HIGH interest combined with a LOW level of complexity to help struggling readers along. The carefully written, considerate text will hold readers interest and allow for successful mastery, understanding, and enjoyment of reading about Acupuncturists. Clear, full-color photographs with captions provide additional accessible information. A table of contents, glossary with simplified pronunciations, and index all enhance achievement and comprehension.
In this book, students see the scientific method at work in a real-world situation. Readers practice close reading as they look for clues that will lead to a deeper understanding of food, health, and the transfer of energy. The scientific method pushes students to apply critical thinking as they learn new methods of exploration and build on concepts they may already know. Additional tools, including a glossary and index, help students learn new vocabulary and locate information.
Making healthy and nutritious food choices can be a challenge in many restaurants. Readers will learn more about how to use their math skills to estimate portion sizes and select balanced meals from restaurant menus.
Lunch is an important part of staying energized in the middle of the day. Readers will discover that using math to calculate calories and portion sizes can help them make healthy food choices whether they are bringing lunch from home or buying lunch in the school cafeteria.