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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How Are Humans Adapted?

How Are Humans Adapted?

From Stink Fights, Earwax, and Other Marvelous Mammal Adaptations

Humans are mammals, too. And we live in many different ecosystems on earth: deserts, tropical rain forests, Arctic regions, mountains, and grasslands.

Extract DNA from a Strawberry

Extract DNA from a Strawberry

From The Human Genome

Cells are the basic unit of life. Inside most cells, you’ll find DNA. This large molecule carries all the genetic information for a cell. Simply put, DNA holds the instruction manual for life. Each DNA molecule is a long, thin thread. See for yourself!

Build a Working Arm Muscle

Build a Working Arm Muscle

From Inside the Human Body

How many times a day do you use your arm? In this activity, you’ll create a model of a working arm muscle to see how the muscles in your arm work together to help you bend your elbow and move your arm.

Plant a Mystery Greenhouse Garden

Plant a Mystery Greenhouse Garden

From Backyard Biology

What might be lurking in the soil? Find out by taking samples of soil from three different sites and seeing what grows!



Praise for Human Movement also in the Inquire & Investigate series

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

AVAILABLE APRIL 2020. 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