Anatomy - The Inside Story
The Exploratorium has launched the Revealing Bodies exhibit showing the art and science of the human body.
It includes an an on-line, interactive version of the Visible Human.
Bill Nye The Science Guy on The Eyeball
A simple explanation of how your eyes "see", what the brain does with that information, and how your eyes/brain can play tricks.
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The Visible Human Project was an outgrowth of the NLM's 1986 Long-Range Plan. The project created complete, anatomically detailed, three-dimensional representations of the normal male and female human bodies. You can view examples using the sampler of images and animations link on the page.
Have you ever wondered how you can eat the things that you eat or how you can breathe or move your arms? If you think about it, it's pretty amazing that the human body can do all of the things that it does.
For older students, this web resource looks at the human body as a set of systems -- the circulatory, respiratory, skeletal, muscular, digestive, and nervous systems -- and provides resources explaining each.
In a different vein, so to speak, Human Anatomy Online displays human anatomy thru drawings, animations and descriptions of the major systems of the human body.
Using the capabilities of modern browsers, our insides pulse with life.
Why Don't Other Animals Wear Glasses?
This video looks at topics like the importance of eyesight in different species, nearsightedness and farsightedness, how your eyes change as you get older, and reasons for the increased use of glasses.
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National Geographic has mounted a "virtual autopsy"--an opportunity to examine the preserved remains of a young person from ancient civilizations in the Andes.
MendelWeb is devoted to the study of Mendelian experiments.
Prior to the availability of the Internet, individual classrooms were on their own to collect statistics for replicating Mendel's classic experiments, such as the widow's peak.
By accumulating data from a much larger sample of the population, authentic summary statistics can be compiled.
At the PBS-WGBH site a viewer may actually place his finger on the pulse and observe the consequences of the heart's actions.
The premiere software for learning anatomy -- any age -- is A.D.A.M.
Definitely, worth this special recommendation.
Google's image search can provide interesting x-rays of people, animals and objects. (Make sure Safe Search is turned on!)
Here is an example of some amazing X-ray photographs.
And just for fun, examine the inner workings of a popular children's toy, Furby.
Other Areas To Check Out...
• Benchmarks for Science Literacy - Project 2061
• Earth and Town
• Diverse Exhibits
• Earth Science And Systems
• Teaching Physical Science Through Children's Literature
• Rivers, Lakes, Seas, Bays, Ponds and Estuaries