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

The Brain Journey Through the Universe Inside Your Head

Written by Carla Mooney
Illustrated by Tom Casteel
Part of the Inquire and Investigate Series

RRP £11.99


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.


* Amazon 4/10/2014 #1 Hot New Release in Teen & Young Adult Biology Books * Science Books and Films

This book from the Inquire and Investigate series gives readers the opportunity to explore the human brain with informative text and activities. The seven chapters cover the anatomy and physiology of the brain, brain development, the senses and the brain, emotions and feelings, memory and learning, language and speech, and the healthy brain. The information is well organized, clearly presented, and accurate. The format of the book is inviting. Each chapter has interest-catching sidebars and insets, including: key concepts

QR codes to scan to access primary sources on the Internet

and key questions, which can be used by readers to check on their understanding of the material in the chapter. Each chapter includes several hand-on activities related to exploring such topics as right versus left dominance, testing your working memory, and stress and the brain. The book begins with a timeline that serves as an interesting introduction to the history of human understanding of the human brain and how it works. The book ends with a Much More to Learn section that addresses the fact that in spite of the great advances in neuroscience in recent years, so much about the human brain and its functions remains unknown. Back matter includes an extensive glossary, resources (books, websites, museums to visit, QR code index), and index. * Publishers Weekly

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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128 pages


Carla Mooney
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Nomad Press

Publication date

14th July 2015



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