Anatomy

by Mary Ann Kelley

Resources for studying anatomy

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OpenStax Anatomy & Physiology Textook  (O)
Free college level textbook with web, ePub, and PDF versions (low-priced print version also available)

Wearable Human Body Project  (Y)
Instructions from HomeschoolShare for an anatomy project built on a grocery bag that can be adapted to highlight any system of the body

Coping with Changes  (M)
From Science NetLinks.com. A project of the American Association for the Advancement of Science. Students learn how nervous systems cope with changes in environment. Grades 6-8

Human Anatomy Lessons  (Y,M,O,T)
From InnerBody.com. Each topic has animations, 100's of graphics, and thousands of descriptive links.

Curriculum Center - Genetics  (M,O,T)
From the Curriculum Center at Discovery Education.com. The site offers: Hands-On Activities, Project Ideas, Word Plays, a Glossary, and Quizzes.

The Gene Scene  (Y,M,O,T)
From Ology - American Museum of Natural History.

Anatomy Arcade  (M,O)
Anatomy Arcade offers students free flash games and interactives to learn anatomy.

Visible Body  (Y,M,O,T)
The Visible Body includes 3D models of over 1,700 anatomical structures, including all major organs and systems of the human body. The content is Flash-based and it is unclear from the website whether it is compatible with the Mac OS.

Human Development  (Y,M,O,T)
From the Endowment for Human Development. This site has an impressive pre-natal image and movie gallery. 4D ultrasound pictures are available in the 3-6 and 6-9 month image galleries. They are amazing!

Brains Rule  (M O)
The Place to learn about your brain in cyberspace. Interactive brain uses Flash Player.

Neuroscience for Kids  (Y,M,O,T)
Learn about the nervous system. The site offers experiments, activities and games to help you learn about the nervous system.

Brain Awareness Week Puzzles  (M,O)
From the The Dana Foundation.

Habits of the Heart  (Y,M)
Habits of the Heart helps students and teachers learn about the cardiovascular and circulatory systems. The site includes lesson plans, classroom activities, on-line interactive activities, videos about the heart and links to other sites about the heart and lungs.

Neuroscience Coloring Book  (M)
Color these pictures and make your own coloring book filled with drawings about neuroscience. A 10 page neuroscience coloring book is also available in PDF format.

The Human Heart  (M,O)
From the Franklin Institute. Learn about heart development, vessels, bloos systems, health, monitoring and the history of heart education.

Interactive Body  (Y,M,O,T)
BBC offers excellent interactive online resources to go with many of their programs, but even without watching the shows, the website is a great learning experience. There are games and interactive learning about organs, muscles, senses, the skeleton, and the nervous system.

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