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This guide will help you better understand the function of the brain and the nervous system.
Last Updated: Aug 15, 2011 URL: Print Guide RSS Updates

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Purpose of this Lib Guide

This guide will introduce you to the brain and help you prepare to write your report.  We will explore most of these materials and much more in class,  but if you want to get started on your own, have fun!



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    Books In Our Library

    These are just a few of the books about the brain that are available for check out in our school library.

    What Happens When You Think? - Joy Richardson
    Call Number: 153.4 Ric
    Describes how the brain works and how this complex and powerful organ interacts with other parts of the body to receive and transmit messages.

    The Brain and Nervous System - Mark Lambert
    Call Number: 612 Lam
    Compares the human brain to that of other animals, presents historic notions about the brain from prehistoric headhunting to the scientific age, and explains how the brain and nervous system function.

    My Brain - Kathy Furgang
    Call Number: 612.8 Fur
    Describes the different parts of the brain and how they function.


    E Books

    These books are available as e books.   

    The Brain: A Graphic Novel Tour - Joeming W. Dunn
    Call Number: 612.D
    Meet the explorers -- May I pick your brain? -- The brain: a diagram -- Fun facts. Ms. Hansen and the explores help aliens Xeni and Zeno learn about the brain, describing its main functions and how it works with the other organs to help the body function properly.

    The Astounding Nervous System: How Does My Brain Work? - John Burstein
    Call Number: 612.8
    Combines explanatory text, illustrations, photographs, and activities to provide an overview of the nervous system and how it works.

    A Day in the Life of the Brain - Ana Maria Rodriquez
    Call Number: 612.8/2
    Examines the inner workings of the human brain throughout the average day of a teenage boy, discussing thinking, social interaction, creativity, stress, pain, and sleep, and includes activities for brain exercise. This book has the read-a-loud feature.


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