Investigating the Nervous System
From the Series Investigating Body Systems
The control and command center of the whole body, we wouldn't be able to breathe, have a heartbeat, avoid danger, or sleep without the nervous system. Find out what illnesses affect the nervous system and how medical research has advanced our knowledge. Full-color illustrations help readers visualize the nervous system at work. Free downloadable Teacher's Guide available.
|Interest Level||Grade 5 - Grade 9|
|Reading Level||Grade 6|
|ATOS Reading Level|
|Guided Reading Level||W|
Part of the Investigating Body Systems series (4 titles), this introduction to the nervous system covers a lot of ground. In five chapters, the book lays out what the central and peripheral nervous system are, the basics of how they work, a brief history of neuroscience, diseases or conditions that inhibit the nervous system, tips for staying healthy, and a look at where science is heading in this area of study. A decent rundown of the nervous system, best used in conjunction with more detailed resources.