Choices and Consequences

Choices and Consequences

Risk-taking behavior can offer learning opportunities! And not all risk taking leads to bad outcomes. Taking risks can fall into six categories of risk, all affecting you in different ways. Take a look.
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Make Flour Tortillas

Make Flour Tortillas

From The Science of Seeds

Wheat is a staple food for people worldwide. Many use wheat to make bread, cakes, pastries, bagels, muffins, tortillas, and more. In this activity, you will use wheat flour to make tortillas that you can eat!

Write a Fabulous Fish Book

Write a Fabulous Fish Book

From Antifreeze, Leaf Costumes, and Other Fabulous Fish Adaptations

Fish have many different fabulous adaptations that help them survive in environments all around the Earth. Write about them!

Build Your Own Bird

Build Your Own Bird

From Spit Nests, Puke Power, and Other Brilliant Bird Adaptations

Birds have beaks, wings, feathers, and interesting feet. Each of these features helps a bird to survive in its habitat.

Amphibians Near You

Amphibians Near You

From Sunscreen, Frogsicles, and Other Amazing Amphibian Adaptations

Amphibians are found all around the world, except Antarctica. That means there are amphibians living near you! And every amphibian has many adaptations that help it survive. They must be able to find food, take shelter, and stay safe.



School Library Journal
Gr 7-10–“This compact psychology book focuses on the science of human behavior, with an emphasis on issues relevant to teens. The text looks at how the brain plays a role in human behavior and how this knowledge can help readers “stay emotionally healthy.” . . .Rubini handles the intricacies of the complex subject matter admirably. . . .Copious sidebars provide additional details and questions for deeper discussion, as well as multimedia content accessible via QR codes. Bright cartoon art in each chapter adds a lighter element to the subject matter. VERDICT Recommended for larger teen collections, particularly school libraries and collections where curricular support for students studying psychology is desired.”

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National Science Teachers Association Recommends
“A completely engaging narrative connecting cells, tissues, organs, and body systems to diverse fields beyond biology ranging from physics to energy transfer. The text is a unique combination of comic inserts, textual information, factual sidebars, vocab and inquiry labs, as well as QR codes linking the reader immediately to additional research information, games, and videos.”


Detailed Book Description

Psychology: Why We Smile, Strive, and Sing introduces students to the science behind behavior. From the developing teenage brain to genetics, psychology, and social environments, readers ages 12 to 15 gain a greater understanding of the complexities behind human behavior.

Why does one person react to test anxiety by studying harder while another person gives up? As with all other behavior, the answer depends on many things: genetics, cultural and family expectations, previous behaviors, and a person’s own blend of attitudes and values. Human behavior is a fascinating subject to study because it’s all about our own social-emotional development and what we do in response to certain stimuli. Hands-on STEM activities, interesting trivia, and links to primary sources, videos, and other relevant websites engage kids beyond the text for a deeper learning experience.

Try these hands-on science projects!

  • Research risk levels
  • Model neuron and synapse behavior
  • Measure your smartphone stress
  • Experiment with conformity


Available In:
Paperback, $17.95
Hardcover, $22.95
Includes: Table of Contents | Timeline | Charts | Glossary | Resources | Index | Metric Conversions Chart
Specs: 8x10 size | 4-color | 128 pages
Subject: Science
Content Focus: Life Science



What Is Human Psychology?

Chapter 1
Behavior and the Brain

Chapter 2
The Teenage Brain

Chapter 3
Genes, Environment, and Behavior

Chapter 4
The People Around You

Chapter 5
Flocking Together: Behavior in Groups

Chapter 6
When Bad Stuff Happens

Chapter 7
Healthy Body, Healthy Mind

Metric Conversions
Selected Bibliography