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You're faced with hundreds of choices every day -- choices that will affect your health, safety, and well-being. By knowing the facts about everything from cigarettes and alcohol to food and environmental factors, you can make informed decisions. It's up to you to make the choices for your life. In HEALTH, Discovery Channel gives you information you can use to live a healthy lifestyle. You won't find advice here -- but with the information at your fingertips, you'll be able to advise yourself. And that's a ...
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Overview

You're faced with hundreds of choices every day -- choices that will affect your health, safety, and well-being. By knowing the facts about everything from cigarettes and alcohol to food and environmental factors, you can make informed decisions. It's up to you to make the choices for your life. In HEALTH, Discovery Channel gives you information you can use to live a healthy lifestyle. You won't find advice here -- but with the information at your fingertips, you'll be able to advise yourself. And that's a healthy start.
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Gr 6-9-These slim, information-packed books approach their topics through myriad perspectives and formats: time lines, eyewitness accounts, "Amazing But True" facts, problem-solving queries, games, scrapbook pages, and more. Health looks at sports helmets and seat belts through time, alcohol consumption, nutrition, smoking, and more. Biology examines a smorgasbord of subjects including the heart, energy, the psychic challenges of climbing Mt. Everest, and the stages of sleep. In both titles, each of the spreads contains a research idea or experiment suggestion highlighted in a bright yellow box. Every page is illustrated with colorful photos, graphs, charts, maps, drawings, or cartoons. Font color and size change frequently. Students using the tables of contents as road maps will be able to glean lots of facts from these titles. However, many readers may find the organization and numerous tidbits of information and graphics confusing. These books will have browsing and reluctant-reader appeal and may work as supplements to textbook studies.-Barbara L. McMullin, Casita Center for Technology, Science & Math, Vista, CA Copyright 2003 Reed Business Information.
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Product Details

  • ISBN-13: 9780836832136
  • Publisher: Gareth Stevens Publishing
  • Publication date: 6/28/2002
  • Series: Discovery Channel School Science Series
  • Format: Library Binding
  • Edition description: US
  • Pages: 32
  • Age range: 8 - 11 Years
  • Product dimensions: 8.22 (w) x 10.26 (h) x 0.32 (d)

Table of Contents

Health 4
At-a-Glance
Best Foot Forward 6
Q & A
Playing It Safe 8
Timeline
Hall of Mirrors 10
Picture This
Up in Smoke 12
Almanac
Losing Control 14
Eyewitness Account
Hazardous to Your Health 16
Scrapbook
Travel Fever 18
Map
Liquor Lowdown 20
Virtual Voyage
Brain Gain 22
Scientist's Notebook
Food for Thought 24
Amazing But True
Mystery of the Misplaced Calories 26
Solve-It-Yourself Mystery
D.A.R.E. to Be Different 28
Heroes
Healthy Fun 30
Fun & Fantastic
Final Project: Safe and Sound 32
Your World, Your Turn
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