What was the Black Death? How many people did it kill? And how did it kill them? Find out about plagues we have now. What causes them? What can we do about them? Then read The Lost Village, a story about plagues and people. After a thousand years, who's the winner?
From email and twitter to blogs and wikis, readers are encouraged to be safe, positive, and mindful contributors in the digital environment. Readers will learn how to choose the appropriate digital tools to communicate for various purposes.
Innovations by entrepreneurs in the medical field have saved lives and changed many others for the better. With bright ideas such as stem-cell research and affordable prosthetics, medical entrepreneurs use science and technology to improve health care and make it widely available. Detailed case studies of successful entrepreneurs and a hands-on project help readers understand the principles of entrepreneurship.
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.
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.
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 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.
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.
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!
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 tableand discover why eating vegetables as part of a balanced diet is the best way to stay healthy!
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.
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 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.
Learn about the ingredients and nutrients of various foods while practicing mathematical operations with fractions, decimals, and percentages! Featuring nutritional labels and recipes, this title teaches readers about nutrition and also helps readers understand and use the decimal system and other important mathematical concepts. Featuring vibrant images, exciting examples, easy-to-read text, simple practice problems, clear mathematical diagrams, and STEM themes, this title is sure to leave children more confident in their mathematical skills while showing them how to use these skills in a practical way outside of the classroom!
Practice working with fractions, decimals, and percentages while learning how popular food items are made! This title encourages readers to practice operations, teaching them how to compare and combine fractions by using the greatest and least common denominator. With exciting images, easy-to-read text, engaging practice problems, clear mathematical diagrams, and STEM themes, this fun book will leave readers feeling more confident about their mathematical skills, encouraging them to practice outside of the classroom too!
Write, simplify, and evaluate algebraic expressions to explore how quickly germs can spread! This informative title teaches children all about germs and how they spread, encouraging healthy habits, while allowing them to practice algebraic expression, exponential form, and distributive property. With eye-catching images, easy-to-read text, related practice problems, clear mathematical diagrams, STEM themes, and an accessible glossary and index, this book gives readers the necessary tools to feel comfortable writing, simplifying, and evaluating expressions!
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!
Readers will learn about the way our body works to keep us moving and healthy in this stimulating book that features a variety of colorful, vivid images, easy-to-read text, a helpful glossary and index, and fascinating facts. This book will have readers captivated as they learn about the various systems in our bodies, including the digestive system, skeletal system, circulatory system, muscular system, endocrine system, and immune system. An engaging lab activity is featured to aid in further understanding of how our bodies help us in everyday activities!
Hippocrates is often referred to as The Father of Medicine. This captivating biography highlights the life and accomplishments of Hippocrates and how he had a major impact on the world of medicine. Along with learning about his belief in the four humors, his discovery of pneumonia, and the Hippocratic Oath, readers will also learn about some other inspirational scientists who made leaps in the medical field. Featuring colorful images and easy-to-read text working in conjunction with intriguing facts and a stimulating lab activity, this book will have children eager to learn more!
Readers will discover the way genetics makes people, animals, and plants look the way they do in this intriguing and stimulating book! DNA, recessive and dominant traits, chromosomes, alleles, and the steps of mitosis are just some of the captivating topics that are discussed. Featuring numerous vivid, colorful images, fascinating facts, supportive text, and an accessible glossary and index, readers will be delighted from beginning to end. A helpful and interesting lab activity encourages readers to explore genetics even further!
Readers will get to explore the inside of a cell in this fascinating book! Using a variety of vivid images, charts and photos, easy-to-read text, intriguing facts, and sidebars, readers will learn about the various parts of animal and plant cells, including the cell membranes, cytoplasm, nucleus, chromosomes, chloroplasts, endoplasmic reticulum, vacuoles, and lysosomes. To aid in further understanding of the content and vocabulary, a glossary and index are provided, as well as an engaging, hands-on lab activity!
Without the help of the nose, humans would only be able to recognize five types of tastes: sweet, sour, salty, bitter, and savory. But with our sense of smell, we are able to pass messages to the brain that identify specific flavors! Next time you dig into your favorite flavor of ice cream, remember it’s your nose that is doing most of the tasting. This title about the connections between the food we eat and the flavors we enjoy will leave young readers craving more!
Some commodities command massive economic, social, and political influence. This title examines the business around sugar, a product with massive influence in the energy and food industries. It explores sugar’s historical influence, its use in biofuels, and its place in the modern diet. Features include essential facts, a glossary, selected bibliography, websites, source notes, and an index. Aligned to Common Core Standards and correlated to state standards. Essential Library is an imprint of Abdo Publishing, a division of ABDO.