Science

Go Buggy this Summer

Beetle busters: a rogue insect and the people who track it by Loree Griffin Burns ; photographs by Ellen Harasimowicz ; tree and forest illustrations by Rachel Newborn

Face bug by poems by J. Patrick Lewis ; photographs by Frederic B. Siskind ; illustrations by Kelly Murphy

Bug detective: amazing facts, myths, and quirks of nature by Maggie Li

The spider by Elise Gravel

Fly guy presents: insects by Tedd Arnold

Cryptids: Crazy, Mysterious Animals

Tales of the cryptids: mysterious creatures that may or may not exist by Kelly Milner Halls, Rick Spears, Roxyanne Young

Sea monsters by Melissa Higgins ; content consultant Joseph Nigg, author of Wonder Beasts and other books on mythical animals

Bigfoot and other monsters by John Hawkins

Mysteries unwrapped: mutants & monsters by written by Oliver Ho ; illustrated by Josh Cochran

Biggest, baddest book of monsters by Anders Hanson & Elissa Mann

Going Boldly: Exploring Science and Technology

Discover pioneering researchers or investigate answers to intriguing questions in these great books about science and technology.

Could a robot make my dinner?: and other questions about technology by Kay Barnham

Could I sit on a cloud?: and other questions about science by Kay Barnham

1,000 inventions & discoveries by Roger Bridgman

Guinea pig scientists: bold self-experimenters in science and medicine by Leslie Dendy and Mel Boring with illustrations by C.B. Mordan

Gross Science

Like to be grossed out? Check out these books that describe yucky, icky, or downright disgusting stuff from the world of science, from bacteria to body functions.

Micro mania: a really close-up look at bacteria, bedbugs & the zillions of other gross little creatures that live in, on & all around you! by Jordan D. Brown

Don't touch that!: the book of gross, poisonous, and downright icky plants and critters by Jeff Day

Hawk & drool: gross stuff in your mouth by Sandy Donovan and Michael Slack

Why fish fart: gross but true things you'll wish you didn't know by Francesca Gould and JP Coovert

Child Development Lecture: Exercise, Nutrition and Brain Development

Join us on Saturday, May 30, from 1:00-3:00PM, as Banyan Montessori Academy will present Dr. Sean Gregory from Canton Center Chiropractic Clinic to talk with parents about helping their children grow into their full potential.

If nutrition provides the building blocks of the body genes, then exercise provides the blue prints. The consumption of optimal levels of micro-nutrients (minerals, vitamins and plant chemicals) is necessary for both children and adults who desire to operate at their full capacity. This coupled with a proper macro-nutrient (carbs, protein, and fats) is what paves the way to individual optimization. In addition to proper nutrition, exercise grows and reinforces the brain at the same time as it grows and reinforces the body.  Movement tells our bodies how to lay down new bone when we grow, helps aid our digestion through core activity and breathing, and activates and balances our hormones.
Dr. Gregory will be discussing the building blocks of nutrition to grow a healthy, active brain as well as how exercise is integral to fully realizing our potentials.

Savvy Seniors: April, 2015

Using e-readers, tablets in the evening could harm sleep quality according to a recent study from Brigham and Women's Hospital and Harvard Medical School in Boston, MA published in the Proceedings of the National Academy of Sciences. The convenience of reading a light weight, lit reader in bed may not outweigh the disruption of sleep patterns. The report recommended turning e-readers off at least two hours before bedtime.  

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