The Brain Journey Through the Universe Inside Your Head by Carla Mooney
  

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The Brain Journey Through the Universe Inside Your Head by Carla Mooney

Why do we do and say the things we do and say? The Brain: Journey Through the Universe Inside Your Head introduces students to the fascinating world of the human brain and its effect on behavior. Readers learn about the main anatomy and functions of the brain while discovering the brain's role in learning, memory, communication, and emotions. Kids also read about new technologies being used to research the brain in its various states of performance while being introduced to the effects of sleep, alcohol, and exercise on our most complex organ. Combining hands-on activities with neuroscience, anatomy, and psychology, The Brain includes projects such as building a 3-D brain model and testing how the brain adapts to a new situation. The Brain integrates a digital learning component by providing links to primary sources, videos, and other relevant websites. Additional materials include a glossary, timeline, and a list of current reference works. The Brain is a unique opportunity to connect behavior, physiology, and the outside world in one amazing place--your head! This title meets Common Core State Standards for literacy in science and technology; Guided Reading Levels and Lexile measurements indicate grade level and text complexity.

Reviews

Praise for The Brain: Journey Through the Universe Inside Your Head Publishers Weekly ... an extensive introduction to the brain's capability and function, with just enough humor and interactivity to keep readers engaged. National Science Teachers Association This 1.3 kg jelly--like mass of tissue in the head, the master control of all other parts of the body, is the star of this wonderfully engaging book... Amazon 4/10/2014 #1 Hot New Release in Teen & Young Adult Biology Books Eric Chudler, Executive Director, Center for Sensorimotor Neural Engineering Clear writing and colorful graphics make The Brain: Journey Through the Universe Inside Your Head a terrific resource for young learners interested in learning about those three pounds of tissue in our heads. Margaret A.B. Sheridan, Assistant Professor in Pediatrics, Harvard Medical School This excellent book not only contains clear and accurate information about neuroscience, but also provides fun activities for children to engage with as they explore the brain! ... I just wish books like this existed when I was growing up! Nick Spitzer, Director, Kavli Institute for Brain and Mind ... An excellent introduction to the way our nervous system works... Highly recommended! Other books in the series: Praise for Music: Investigate the Evolution of American Sound School Library Journal This overview is a STEAM advocate's delight... an admirable synopsis of the multicultural history of American music. Praise for Genetics: Breaking the Code of Your DNA Booklist A solid resource that shows life science and biology students the practicalities and marvels of genetics. National Science Teachers Association ...The book is written to the reader and I would use this book for a supplement if required to use a textbook. If I was not required to use a textbook, I would use this book for secondary classes. This book would be good to use with students that struggle with reading and content. Praise for Forensics: Uncover the Science and Technology of Crime Scene Investigation Booklist Like other titles in the Inquire and Investigate series, this book focuses on a high-interest topic in a cutting-edge field to reinforce young people's understanding of the scientific method ... an appealing and age-appropriate STEM resource. Dwight E. Adams, Ph.D., Director, Forensic Science Institute, University of Central Oklahoma This age-appropriate book is an excellent example of both the breadth of forensic science and the amalgamation of science, art, technology, and law. It provides excellent hands-on exercises to reinforce the content.

About the Author

Carla Mooney is the author of several books for young readers including Forensics: Uncover the Science and Technology of Crime Scene Investigation, The Industrial Revolution: Investigate How Science and Technology Changed the World, Explore Rivers and Ponds! With 25 Projects, and Rocketry: Investigate the Science and Technology of Rockets and Ballistics. Her work has appeared in many magazines including Highlights, Faces, and Learning Through History. Carla lives in Pittsburgh, Pennsylvania. Tom Casteel is an illustrator and cartoonist with a master's degree from the Center for Cartoon Studies. Tom has illustrated several books for Nomad Press, including Natural Disasters: Investigate Earth's Most Destructive Forces with 25 Projects; Cities: Discover How They Work with 25 Projects; Explorers of the New World: Discover the Golden Age of Exploration with 22 Projects; and Maya: Amazing Inventions You Can Build Yourself with 25 Projects. Tom lives in South Bend, Indiana.

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Format

Hardback
128 pages
Interest Age: From 12

Author

Carla Mooney
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Publisher

Nomad Press

Publication date

30th July 2015

ISBN

9781619302747


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