What makes me, me? explores our minds and bodies, to reveal the astonishing reasons why every single one of us is different. Let your child discover the answers to all sorts of human body questions: from why people have allergies and why they're a marvel at maths through to what makes their best friend terrific at tennis. What makes me, me? explains that biology isn't just science and shows how our social and emotional self is created; what makes an individual and why. The body's biology is explained, and learning is made fun through real-life scenarios, fun tests and quizzes - as kids discover the answer to the ultimate question - What makes me, me?
Children have a knack of asking great, but challenging, questions: Why is the sea salty? How far away is space? Why can't I tickle myself? What makes me me? But how are we supposed to answer them? Imagine if we could turn to a leading expert and ask them to answer on our behalf. This book gathers over 100 real questions from children and puts them to some of our best-loved and most knowledgeable experts. Alain de Botton explores 'How are dreams made?', Kate Humble explains 'Why do lions roar?' and Heston Blumenthal answers 'Why do we cook food?' Their answers to the Big Questions - some complex, some searching, some surreal and some just plain cute - make this an essential handbook for anyone who wants to understand the complexities of life, the universe and why cakes taste so nice. Includes answers from Sir David Attenborough, Dame Kelly Holmes, Bear Grylls, Derren Brown, Noam Chomsky, Dr Richard Dawkins, Alain de Botton, Annabel Karmel, Jacqueline Wilson, Jarvis Cocker, Marcus du Sautoy, Jessica Ennis, Marcus Chown, Tracy Emin, Harry Hill, Dr Christian Jessen and many more. For each book sold a minimum of 67% of net royalty income is donated to the NSPCC (Registered Charity Numbers 216401 & SC037717)
Can you imagine kids getting excited about economics? A 3rd grader itching to learn more about credit, or saving up her allowance for that college fund? DK can. In Show Me The Money, young readers are exposed to basic concepts of currency and finance, including the barter system, supply and demand, and how money works differently around the world.
Author: Stephen Law
Release Date: 2012-10-02
Genre: Juvenile Nonfiction
What am I made of? How do I know I’m real?Will I still be the same person at eighty? Following up on the success of Really, Really Big Questions, and Really, Really Big Questions About God, Faith, and Religion here comes an entertaining book that explores the important, weird, and sometimes metaphysical questions that children have about themselves. From the physical—Why do I like chocolate? How does my brain work? —to the philosophical—Is my memory what makes me? Is there life after death? —Really, Really Big Questions About Me and my Body by Stephen Law, illustrated by Marc Aspinall takes on the deeper questions that come with growing self-awareness. Throughout it all, humorous writing, funky art, and fun features like optical illusions, amusing stories, quotes, and mind-teasers keep it light and make this philosophic journey unforgettably interesting.
Author: Ben Irvine
Publisher: Leaping Hare Press
Release Date: 2017-10-15
Genre: Body, Mind & Spirit
"Irvine, a philosopher, strikes an engaging, self-deprecatory tone as he criticizes his field for its aloofness and failure to engage with the world as it is." - The Creativity Post Why am I here? What does it all mean? These are the big questions we all ask ourselves at some point. Offering an enlightening approach to these universal conundrums this book explores how mindfulness can reveal hidden solutions to life’s mysteries. Weaving together philosophy and mindfulness to reveal how we can become wiser and happier simply by paying attention to everyday life, Dr Ben Irvine illustrates how the feeling of existential angst can be turned into a sense of wonder and opportunity. Offering a positive approach to the common problem of existential angst, he teaches how to embrace life’s uncertainties through the transformational practice of mindfulness meditation, and provides practical and thoughtful meditations for everyday life, bringing us back to the here and now.
Author: Stephen Law
Release Date: 2009-10-13
Genre: Juvenile Nonfiction
Combines philosophical, curious, and sometimes ridiculous questions to suggest thought-provoking answers covering such topics as the origin of the world, the mind and its powers, ethical issues, and knowledge.
What Goes On In My Head? will introduce readers to the most powerful and complicated computer network they will ever encounter - their own brain. It explains what the different parts of the brain do, how they work together and how scientists look at the brain. What Goes On In My Head? also explains how the brain changes at different stages in a person's life, how you learn to do things, what gives us our individual personalities, what memory is, and how illness affects the brain. Learn about why we had moods and emotions, why sleep is important, and much, much more! What Goes On In My Head? is packed with tips and brain teasers that will test memory, perception, reasoning, and reactions. Find out what really does go on in your brain!
Author: Patrick Lencioni
Publisher: John Wiley & Sons
Release Date: 2008-09-09
Genre: Family & Relationships
The best-selling author of The Five Dysfunctions of a Team presents a fable on the art of successfully managing family life, introducing some simple and practical leadership tools--based on business strategies--that can bring purpose, clarity, and joy to family relationships by overcoming chaos without sacrificing fun and spontaneity.
What are "essential questions," and how do they differ from other kinds of questions? What's so great about them? Why should you design and use essential questions in your classroom? Essential questions (EQs) help target standards as you organize curriculum content into coherent units that yield focused and thoughtful learning. In the classroom, EQs are used to stimulate students' discussions and promote a deeper understanding of the content. Whether you are an Understanding by Design (UbD) devotee or are searching for ways to address standards--local or Common Core State Standards--in an engaging way, Jay McTighe and Grant Wiggins provide practical guidance on how to design, initiate, and embed inquiry-based teaching and learning in your classroom. Offering dozens of examples, the authors explore the usefulness of EQs in all K-12 content areas, including skill-based areas such as math, PE, language instruction, and arts education. As an important element of their backward design approach to designing curriculum, instruction, and assessment, the authors *Give a comprehensive explanation of why EQs are so important; *Explore seven defining characteristics of EQs; *Distinguish between topical and overarching questions and their uses; *Outline the rationale for using EQs as the focal point in creating units of study; and *Show how to create effective EQs, working from sources including standards, desired understandings, and student misconceptions. Using essential questions can be challenging--for both teachers and students--and this book provides guidance through practical and proven processes, as well as suggested "response strategies" to encourage student engagement. Finally, you will learn how to create a culture of inquiry so that all members of the educational community--students, teachers, and administrators--benefit from the increased rigor and deepened understanding that emerge when essential questions become a guiding force for learners of all ages.
Author: Edward T. Welch
Publisher: David C Cook
Release Date: 2011-10-01
Tired of Trying to Win Approval and Escape Rejection? Peer pressure, codependency, shame, low self-esteem; these are just some of the words used to identify how people are controlled by others' opinions. Why is it so important to be liked? Why is rejection so traumatic? Edward T. Welch's insightful, biblical answers to these questions show that freedom from others' opinions and genuine, loving relationships grow as we learn about ourselves, others, and God. This interactive book includes questions for individual or group study and is suitable for teenagers and young adults.
Author: Robert C. Solomon
Publisher: Cengage Learning
Release Date: 2016-12-05
Solomon and Higgins's engaging text covers philosophy's central ideas in an accessible, approachable manner. Through an exploration of timeless big questions about the self, God, justice, and other meaningful topics, the authors provide students with the context they need for an understanding of the foundational issues, while giving them the impetus and confidence to establish their own informed positions on these big questions. To give you the flexibility to fit the book to your course, the authors have designed each chapter with self-contained discussions, thus making it easy for you to choose your preferred topics and presentation order. Important Notice: Media content referenced within the product description or the product text may not be available in the ebook version.
Why is the sea salty? How far away is space? Why can't I tickle myself? Why can't we live forever? Children ask the most interesting and challenging questions. But how are we supposed to answer them...' At last! Expert answers to those big questions children ask, with help from: Sir David Attenborough Heston Blumenthal Kate Humble Alain de Botton Philip Pullman Dr Richard Dawkins Bear Grylls Dame Jacqueline Wilson Jarvis Cocker Dame Kelly Holmes Noam Chomsky Jessica Ennis Derren Brown Miranda Hart Tracey Emin Harry Hill A C Grayling Dr Christian Jessen and many more!
Author: Robert Winston
Publisher: Kids Play
Release Date: 2016-01-19
Genre: Juvenile Nonfiction
Elements make up everything around us -- our computers, our games, and our food and drink. They make up trees and grass, cars and roads, and are the fundamental components of us, human beings. But what exactly are elements? What is their history? When were they discovered? It's Elementary! explores the chemistry of everyday things, from how blood needs iron to why helium balloons are lighter than air. Structure and headings based around easy-to-understand questions and statements, such as "What's a dog made from?" and "Inside and Atom" clearly organizes the material, while bold design and engaging stories work together to make learning about the elements surprising, fun, and understandable to kids. It's Elementary! looks at this weird and wonderful side of science, providing a unique and exciting biography of the elements and making chemistry fun for kids.