The Virtual Body (upper elementary)
Interactive 3-D presentation of human anatomy and physiology.
Dry Bones (or Skeleton Bones)
Lyrics and music
Newton's Apple explains how bones get strong.
Student activities included.
Newton's Apple explains the funtion of bones and what happens
when a bone breaks. Student activites included. Broken Bones--Watch a video clip
Foss Human Body-Game
Can you put the skelton back together?
Lesson plans for learning about the brain. Have fun making a model of
the brain. Or create a portable brain model by putting two fists
together. Two fists together are about the size of an individual's brain!
Also includes printable
worksheets and lessons.
The Human Brain
All about the brain.
Learn about the first stethoscope and do a simple activity using a
Lessons from the Science Museum of Minnesota.
How Much Air Do Your Lungs Hold?
Need: A large plastic bottle that holds 7 or 9 pints (4 or 5 liters)
of water, plastic tubing 2 feet (60cm) long, ruler, rubber bands, bowl.
Put the bowl in the sink and fill it about one third full of water.
Fill the bottle to the top with water. Place your hand over the top
of the bottle. Quickly turn the bottle upside down and put the top
under the surface of the water in the bowl. Ask someone to hold the
bottle steady and take your hand away.
Fix a ruler to the side of the bottle with rubber bands or mark a
scale on some paper and sitck it onto the bottle. Put the tube in the
neck of the bottle. Take a deep breath, hold your nose and blow hard
down the tube. How much water can you blow out in one go? This will
give you some idea how much air is in your lungs.
Skin accounts for about 15% of a persons body weight.