“Physical fitness is not only one of the most important keys to a healthy body, it is the basis of a dynamic and creative intellectual activity. The relationship between the soundness of the body and the activities of the mind is subtle and complex. Much is not yet understood. But we do know what the Greeks knew: that intelligence and skill can only function at the peak of their capacity when the body is healthy and strong; that hardy spirits and tough minds usually inhabit sound bodies.” ~John F. Kennedy
Anatomy – the branch of biology concerned with the study of body structure.
Anatomy Arcade – Anatomy Arcade makes basic human anatomy come ALIVE through awesome free flash games, interactives and videos. Anatomy Arcade is perfect for the novice teenager in the classroom, right through to students and professionals of health care looking for a fun way to revise.
The Brain – Video teaching modules for high school and college classrooms and adult learners; 32 video modules from 5 to 20 minutes in length. Developed from the original series The Brain, these flexible resources offer extensive footage and research into the inner workings of this amazing human organ, including findings on Alzheimer’s disease, schizophrenia, autism, Parkinson’s disease, and many other topics. The modules are appropriate for use in general and advanced courses in psychology, abnormal and physiological psychology, neuropsychology, and occupational therapy. Produced by Colorado State University. 1997.
Brains Rule! – The BrainsRule! web site is your place to find fun and exciting ways to teach your students about the brain and neuroscience, with materials and lesson plans geared toward students in the 3rd-6th grade. Each plan is matched with an online activity to extend learning outside the classroom in an extracurricular setting.
Body Quest – An exploration of anatomy designed for students aged between 11 and 16. This site lets you explore the many systems that make up the human body. Instruction, graphics, and practice games are included.
Gray’s Anatomy of the Human Body – The Bartleby.com edition of Gray’s Anatomy of the Human Body features 1,247 vibrant engravings—many in color—from the classic 1918 publication, as well as a subject index with 13,000 entries.
The Heart: An On-Line Exploration – Explore the human heart. Discover the complexities of its development and structure. Follow the blood through the blood vessels. Wander through the weblike body systems. Learn how to have a healthy heart and how to monitor your heart’s health. Look back at the history of heart science. Includes recommended resource materials, enrichment activities, and a brief glossary.
Human Anatomy Online – Study the anatomy of the human body online using anatomy charts, models and diagrams. Begin your tour by choosing a system: Skeletal, Digestive, Muscular, Lymphatic, Endocrine, Nervous, Cardiovascular, Male Reproductive, Female Reproductive, Urinary. (NOTE: some of these contain anatomically explicit material.) Each topic has animations, hundreds of anatomy graphics, and thousands of descriptive links. It’s fun, interactive, and an ideal reference site for students or those who just want to know more about the medical descriptions used by doctors.
Inside the Human Body – The Respiratory System – Discover what our breathing system looks like and how it functions. Includes activities for grades 1-3, 4-6, and 7-12, plus resources for teachers.
Neuroscience for Kids – Discover the exciting world of the brain, spinal cord, neurons and senses. Use the experiments, activities and games to help you learn about the nervous system. There are plenty of links to other websites for students and teachers to explore.
Virtual Body – Explore the brain, skeleton, heart, and digestive tract.
Virtual Tour of the Ear – The mission of the Virtual Tour of the Ear is to: provide educational information about the ear and hearing, and provide quick access to ear and hearing web resources.
Body by Design, by Dr. Alan Gillen – Body by Design defines the basic anatomy and physiology in each of 11 body systems from a creational viewpoint. Special explorations into each body system look closely at disease aspects, current events, and discoveries, while profiling the classic and contemporary scientists and physicians who have made remarkable breakthrough in studies of the different areas of the human body. Body by Design is an ideal textbook for Christian high school or college students. It utilizes tables, graphs, focus sections, diagrams, and illustrations to provide clear examples and explanations of the ideas presented. Questions at the end of each chapter challenge the student to think through the evidence presented. Dr. Alan Gillen is a biologist and zoologist with a doctorate in Science Education. Having taught biology for two decades at all grade levels, Dr. Gillen is presently a Professor of Biology at Liberty University.