Dirty Bombs and Shell Shock

Biology Goes to War

From the Series STEM on the Battlefield

  • Interest Level: Grade 4 - Grade 6
  • Reading Level: Grade 5

The British army swelled in size at the beginning of World War I. But many of these new recruits suffered from malnutrition and lacked the physical strength to serve on the front line. Doctors developed healthy diets and workouts for the soldiers and, within months, the army was ready to fight.

Biology has always been an important part of war. Doctors use biology to keep troops healthy by treating wounds and effects of trauma. Biologists have developed weapons that use germs to spread deadly diseases. Warfare has led to incredible advances in biology and medicine. From blood transfusions to biological weapons, learn how doctors and biologists have changed the face of warfare!

Format Your Price Add
Interest Level Grade 4 - Grade 6
Reading Level Grade 5
Genre Science
Category 5 Kinds of Nonfiction, 5KN: Traditional Nonfiction, STEM, STEM: Engineering
Copyright 2018
Publisher Lerner Publishing Group
Imprint Lerner Publications ™
Language English
Number of Pages 48
Publication Date 2017-08-01
Reading Counts! Level 8.5
Text Type Informational/Explanatory
BISACS JNF025130, JNF051050
Dewey 355.001/57
Graphics Full-color illustrations
Dimensions 7 x 9
Lexile 1000
ATOS Reading Level 6.7
Accelerated Reader® Quiz 192160
Accelerated Reader® Points 1.0
Features Charts/Graphs/Diagrams, Glossary, Index, Sidebars, and Timeline

Author: Leon Gray