How Bright Is Your Brain?: Amazing Games to Play with Your Mind

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Top science author Michael DiSpezio devises some bright fun to show kids exactly how their brain, nerves, and senses work. Entertaining, informative, and all in color, this varied collection of great brain tricks, experiments, puzzles, quizzes, and activities provides a cool road map to exploring the most awesome part of the body. Every point is made in a wonderfully clear and clever way, whether DiSpezio has children create a simple model of the brain by cupping both hands, or suggests easy-to-understand ...

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Overview

Top science author Michael DiSpezio devises some bright fun to show kids exactly how their brain, nerves, and senses work. Entertaining, informative, and all in color, this varied collection of great brain tricks, experiments, puzzles, quizzes, and activities provides a cool road map to exploring the most awesome part of the body. Every point is made in a wonderfully clear and clever way, whether DiSpezio has children create a simple model of the brain by cupping both hands, or suggests easy-to-understand comparisons (a thinking human brain uses about the same amount of power as a glowing 60-watt bulb). From an outline of the brain’s major regions and a look at animal brains to creativity rules and memory tests, every detail is illuminating.
The author lives in North Falmotuh, MA.

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Gr 3-5-This colorful and amusing book has lots of games and exercises designed to show the power of the brain. The activities test reflexes (catching a dropping ruler) and challenge mental skills ("which of the five is least like the others?"). The writing at times tries too hard to be lighthearted: "The human brain (even your little brother's) is very special." Still, this is not intended to be a textbook, so within the narrow framework of a game book, it is fine. There are a few diagrams of dendrites and lobes of the brain, but for the most part the cartoon illustrations are of smiling kids and animals learning about the brain with paper clips, balloons, and, in one experiment, a "large and discarded piece of wool or fake fur."-Christine A. Moesch, City of Tonawanda Public Library, NY Copyright 2005 Reed Business Information.
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  • ISBN-13: 9781402706516
  • Publisher: Sterling Publishing
  • Publication date: 9/1/2004
  • Pages: 80
  • Age range: 7 - 11 Years
  • Product dimensions: 8.10 (w) x 10.10 (h) x 0.60 (d)

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