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Lesson Plans (22) A detailed description of the instruction for teaching one or more concepts or skills. Podcasts (22) A program (audio or video) made available in digital format for playback or download over the Internet. Assessments (2) Any activity or resource teachers use to help gauge student progress.
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Subject: Science (9 - 12), or Technology Education (9 - 12)
Title: What Happened To Your Eye?: An Eye Stimulation eLab
Description: This is a virtual lab that investigates the effects of damage to eye muscles and nerves on the motion of the eyes.  This lab is extremely realistic.  This activity can be done as a whole class or as a demonstration. 


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Subject: Health, Science, Social Studies
Title: Shyness     
Description: In this Science Update, from Science NetLinks, you'll hear about how differences in temperament may be related to differences in brain structure. Science Updates are audio interviews with scientists and are accompanied by a set of questions as well as links to related Science NetLinks lessons and other related resources.
Thinkfinity Partner: Science NetLinks
Grade Span: 6,7,8,9,10,11,12



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Subject: Foreign Languages
Title: Musical Illusion     
Description: In this Science Update, from Science NetLinks, you'll hear about auditory illusions. One study examined what a particular musical illusion reveals about the infant brain. Science Updates are audio interviews with scientists and are accompanied by a set of questions as well as links to related Science NetLinks lessons and other related resources.
Thinkfinity Partner: Science NetLinks
Grade Span: 6,7,8,9,10,11,12



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Subject: Language Arts
Title: Orangutan U     
Description: In this Science Update, from Science NetLinks, you'll hear about the discovery that orangutans appear capable of a much broader range of communication than had been previously believed. Science Updates are audio interviews with scientists and are accompanied by a set of questions as well as links to related Science NetLinks lessons and other related resources.
Thinkfinity Partner: Science NetLinks
Grade Span: 6,7,8,9,10,11,12



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Subject: Arts, Health, Science
Title: Music & Intelligence     
Description: In this Science Update, from Science NetLinks, you'll hear about how music is being used to unravel the mysteries of human intelligence. Science Updates are audio interviews with scientists and are accompanied by a set of questions as well as links to related Science NetLinks lessons and other related resources.
Thinkfinity Partner: Science NetLinks
Grade Span: 6,7,8,9,10,11,12



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Subject: Health
Title: Eye Tracking     
Description: In this Science Update, from Science NetLinks, you'll hear how scientists can measure the way we process language by observing people's eye movements. When we read, our eyes don't scan the lines at a constant speed. Rather, they move in fits and starts across the page, lingering on unfamiliar words and re-reading confusing phrases or sentences. Science Updates are audio interviews with scientists and are accompanied by a set of questions as well as links to related Science NetLinks lessons and other related resources.
Thinkfinity Partner: Science NetLinks
Grade Span: 6,7,8,9,10,11,12



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Subject: Science, Social Studies
Title: Sticky Mittens     
Description: In this Science Update, from Science NetLinks, you'll hear about research that shows how babies might be helped to learn. Science Updates are audio interviews with scientists and are accompanied by a set of questions as well as links to related Science NetLinks lessons and other related resources.
Thinkfinity Partner: Science NetLinks
Grade Span: 6,7,8,9,10,11,12



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Subject: Health, Science
Title: Smelling Diseases     
Description: In this Science Update, from Science NetLinks, you'll hear about how doctors are developing a kind of sniff test to screen for diseases. Science Updates are audio interviews with scientists and are accompanied by a set of questions as well as links to related Science NetLinks lessons and other related resources.
Thinkfinity Partner: Science NetLinks
Grade Span: 6,7,8,9,10,11,12



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Subject: Science
Title: Big Heads     
Description: In this Science Update from Science NetLinks, you'll hear about the role brain size plays in intelligence. If somebody is really smart, other people might say: She's got a really big brain. But when it comes to brains, does size really matter? Science Updates are audio interviews with scientists and are accompanied by a set of questions as well as links to related Science NetLinks lessons and other related resources.
Thinkfinity Partner: Science NetLinks
Grade Span: 6,7,8,9,10,11,12



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Subject: Science, Social Studies
Title: Word Associations     
Description: In this Science Update, from Science NetLinks, you'll hear about research into how the brain learns and remembers. Science Updates are audio interviews with scientists and are accompanied by a set of questions as well as links to related Science NetLinks lessons and other related resources.
Thinkfinity Partner: Science NetLinks
Grade Span: 9,10,11,12



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Subject: Science
Title: Thought-Controlled Robotics     
Description: In this Science Update, from Science NetLinks, you'll hear about research into the development of robotic limbs that can be controlled by thought alone. Such robots would greatly help people with paralyzing injuries. Science Updates are audio interviews with scientists and are accompanied by a set of questions as well as links to related Science NetLinks lessons and other related resources.
Thinkfinity Partner: Science NetLinks
Grade Span: 6,7,8,9,10,11,12



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Subject: Science
Title: Hamsters     
Description: In this Science Update, from Science NetLinks, you'll hear how researchers are using hamsters to understand the roots of aggression. Scientists believe that most behaviors, from fighting to mating, are controlled by brain chemistry. Science Updates are audio interviews with scientists and are accompanied by a set of questions as well as links to related Science NetLinks lessons and other related resources.
Thinkfinity Partner: Science NetLinks
Grade Span: 6,7,8,9,10,11,12



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Subject: Arts
Title: Camera Red-Eye     
Description: In this Science Update, from Science NetLinks, you'll hear about the causes of camera red-eye. Science Updates are audio interviews with scientists and are accompanied by a set of questions as well as links to related Science NetLinks lessons and other related resources.
Thinkfinity Partner: Science NetLinks
Grade Span: 6,7,8,9,10,11,12



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Subject: Health
Title: Reading Glasses     
Description: In this Science Update, from Science NetLinks, you'll hear about the changes in vision that result as a consequence of aging. Science Updates are audio interviews with scientists and are accompanied by a set of questions as well as links to related Science NetLinks lessons and other related resources.
Thinkfinity Partner: Science NetLinks
Grade Span: 6,7,8,9,10,11,12



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Subject: Health, Science, Social Studies
Title: Hoarding     
Description: In this Science Update, from Science NetLinks, you'll hear an explanation of how a specific part of the brain might be responsible for a person's tendency to hoard items. Science Updates are audio interviews with scientists and are accompanied by a set of questions as well as links to related Science NetLinks lessons and other related resources.
Thinkfinity Partner: Science NetLinks
Grade Span: 6,7,8,9,10,11,12



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Subject: Science
Title: Rat Sleep     
Description: In this Science Update, from Science NetLinks, you'll hear about research that indicates that the true purpose of dreaming is learning. Science Updates are audio interviews with scientists and are accompanied by a set of questions as well as links to related Science NetLinks lessons and other related resources.
Thinkfinity Partner: Science NetLinks
Grade Span: 6,7,8,9,10,11,12



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Subject: Science
Title: Ozone Fill-Up     
Description: In this Science Update, from Science NetLinks, you'll hear about creative ideas for closing the hole in the ozone layer that was discovered over Antarctica in the 1980s. Science Updates are audio interviews with scientists and are accompanied by a set of questions as well as links to related Science NetLinks lessons and other resources.
Thinkfinity Partner: Science NetLinks
Grade Span: 6,7,8,9,10,11,12



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Subject: Health, Science
Title: Transplant Tolerance     
Description: In this Science Update, from Science NetLinks, you'll hear about how research into why the eye Doesn't swell if injured could someday help organ transplant patients. Science Updates are audio interviews with scientists and are accompanied by a set of questions as well as links to related Science NetLinks lessons and other related resources.
Thinkfinity Partner: Science NetLinks
Grade Span: 6,7,8,9,10,11,12



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Subject: Health
Title: Monkey Pay-Per-View     
Description: In this Science Update, from Science NetLinks, you'll hear about an experiment in which monkeys were given a carefully measured amount of juice when they looked at, or away from, various pictures. This study may provide information about humans with autism. Science Updates are audio interviews with scientists and are accompanied by a set of questions as well as links to related Science NetLinks lessons and other related resources.
Thinkfinity Partner: Science NetLinks
Grade Span: 6,7,8,9,10,11,12



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Subject: Health, Science
Title: Reading in the Dark     
Description: In this Science Update, from Science NetLinks, you'll hear about the possible effects of reading in low light. Science Updates are audio interviews with scientists and are accompanied by a set of questions as well as links to related Science NetLinks lessons and other related resources.
Thinkfinity Partner: Science NetLinks
Grade Span: 3,4,5,6,7,8,9,10,11,12



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Subject: Arts
Title: Robotic Arm     
Description: In this Science Update, from Science NetLinks, you'll hear about a real-life robotic arm that may help stroke victims regain control of their movement. Arizona State University bioengineer Jiping He and his colleagues are developing a robotic arm that can be worn at home and help stroke victims regain lost mobility. Science Updates are audio interviews with scientists and are accompanied by a set of questions as well as links to related Science NetLinks lessons and other related resources.
Thinkfinity Partner: Science NetLinks
Grade Span: 6,7,8,9,10,11,12



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Subject: Science
Title: Crayfish Reflexes     
Description: In this Science Update, from Science NetLinks, you'll hear about scientist Don Edwards' research into crayfish behavior and its potential implications for the study of human behavior disorders. Dr. Edwards' research links the crayfish's visible behaviors to changes in how its brain reacts to serotonin levels. Science Updates are audio interviews with scientists and are accompanied by a set of questions as well as links to related Science NetLinks lessons and other related resources.
Thinkfinity Partner: Science NetLinks
Grade Span: 6,7,8,9,10,11,12



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Body System Series:  IV - The Nervous System
Overview:
Explore the nervous system of the human body with an overview about neurons, the brain, and the spinal cord.  Appropriate for grades 6-12.  


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Subject: Health, Science, Social Studies
Title: Shyness     
Description: In this Science Update, from Science NetLinks, you'll hear about how differences in temperament may be related to differences in brain structure. Science Updates are audio interviews with scientists and are accompanied by a set of questions as well as links to related Science NetLinks lessons and other related resources.
Thinkfinity Partner: Science NetLinks
Grade Span: 6,7,8,9,10,11,12



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Subject: Foreign Languages
Title: Musical Illusion     
Description: In this Science Update, from Science NetLinks, you'll hear about auditory illusions. One study examined what a particular musical illusion reveals about the infant brain. Science Updates are audio interviews with scientists and are accompanied by a set of questions as well as links to related Science NetLinks lessons and other related resources.
Thinkfinity Partner: Science NetLinks
Grade Span: 6,7,8,9,10,11,12



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Subject: Language Arts
Title: Orangutan U     
Description: In this Science Update, from Science NetLinks, you'll hear about the discovery that orangutans appear capable of a much broader range of communication than had been previously believed. Science Updates are audio interviews with scientists and are accompanied by a set of questions as well as links to related Science NetLinks lessons and other related resources.
Thinkfinity Partner: Science NetLinks
Grade Span: 6,7,8,9,10,11,12



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Subject: Arts, Health, Science
Title: Music & Intelligence     
Description: In this Science Update, from Science NetLinks, you'll hear about how music is being used to unravel the mysteries of human intelligence. Science Updates are audio interviews with scientists and are accompanied by a set of questions as well as links to related Science NetLinks lessons and other related resources.
Thinkfinity Partner: Science NetLinks
Grade Span: 6,7,8,9,10,11,12



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Subject: Health
Title: Eye Tracking     
Description: In this Science Update, from Science NetLinks, you'll hear how scientists can measure the way we process language by observing people's eye movements. When we read, our eyes don't scan the lines at a constant speed. Rather, they move in fits and starts across the page, lingering on unfamiliar words and re-reading confusing phrases or sentences. Science Updates are audio interviews with scientists and are accompanied by a set of questions as well as links to related Science NetLinks lessons and other related resources.
Thinkfinity Partner: Science NetLinks
Grade Span: 6,7,8,9,10,11,12



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Subject: Science, Social Studies
Title: Sticky Mittens     
Description: In this Science Update, from Science NetLinks, you'll hear about research that shows how babies might be helped to learn. Science Updates are audio interviews with scientists and are accompanied by a set of questions as well as links to related Science NetLinks lessons and other related resources.
Thinkfinity Partner: Science NetLinks
Grade Span: 6,7,8,9,10,11,12



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Subject: Health, Science
Title: Smelling Diseases     
Description: In this Science Update, from Science NetLinks, you'll hear about how doctors are developing a kind of sniff test to screen for diseases. Science Updates are audio interviews with scientists and are accompanied by a set of questions as well as links to related Science NetLinks lessons and other related resources.
Thinkfinity Partner: Science NetLinks
Grade Span: 6,7,8,9,10,11,12



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Subject: Science
Title: Big Heads     
Description: In this Science Update from Science NetLinks, you'll hear about the role brain size plays in intelligence. If somebody is really smart, other people might say: She's got a really big brain. But when it comes to brains, does size really matter? Science Updates are audio interviews with scientists and are accompanied by a set of questions as well as links to related Science NetLinks lessons and other related resources.
Thinkfinity Partner: Science NetLinks
Grade Span: 6,7,8,9,10,11,12



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Subject: Science, Social Studies
Title: Word Associations     
Description: In this Science Update, from Science NetLinks, you'll hear about research into how the brain learns and remembers. Science Updates are audio interviews with scientists and are accompanied by a set of questions as well as links to related Science NetLinks lessons and other related resources.
Thinkfinity Partner: Science NetLinks
Grade Span: 9,10,11,12



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Subject: Science
Title: Thought-Controlled Robotics     
Description: In this Science Update, from Science NetLinks, you'll hear about research into the development of robotic limbs that can be controlled by thought alone. Such robots would greatly help people with paralyzing injuries. Science Updates are audio interviews with scientists and are accompanied by a set of questions as well as links to related Science NetLinks lessons and other related resources.
Thinkfinity Partner: Science NetLinks
Grade Span: 6,7,8,9,10,11,12



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Subject: Science
Title: Hamsters     
Description: In this Science Update, from Science NetLinks, you'll hear how researchers are using hamsters to understand the roots of aggression. Scientists believe that most behaviors, from fighting to mating, are controlled by brain chemistry. Science Updates are audio interviews with scientists and are accompanied by a set of questions as well as links to related Science NetLinks lessons and other related resources.
Thinkfinity Partner: Science NetLinks
Grade Span: 6,7,8,9,10,11,12



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Subject: Arts
Title: Camera Red-Eye     
Description: In this Science Update, from Science NetLinks, you'll hear about the causes of camera red-eye. Science Updates are audio interviews with scientists and are accompanied by a set of questions as well as links to related Science NetLinks lessons and other related resources.
Thinkfinity Partner: Science NetLinks
Grade Span: 6,7,8,9,10,11,12



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Subject: Health
Title: Reading Glasses     
Description: In this Science Update, from Science NetLinks, you'll hear about the changes in vision that result as a consequence of aging. Science Updates are audio interviews with scientists and are accompanied by a set of questions as well as links to related Science NetLinks lessons and other related resources.
Thinkfinity Partner: Science NetLinks
Grade Span: 6,7,8,9,10,11,12



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Subject: Health, Science, Social Studies
Title: Hoarding     
Description: In this Science Update, from Science NetLinks, you'll hear an explanation of how a specific part of the brain might be responsible for a person's tendency to hoard items. Science Updates are audio interviews with scientists and are accompanied by a set of questions as well as links to related Science NetLinks lessons and other related resources.
Thinkfinity Partner: Science NetLinks
Grade Span: 6,7,8,9,10,11,12



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Subject: Science
Title: Rat Sleep     
Description: In this Science Update, from Science NetLinks, you'll hear about research that indicates that the true purpose of dreaming is learning. Science Updates are audio interviews with scientists and are accompanied by a set of questions as well as links to related Science NetLinks lessons and other related resources.
Thinkfinity Partner: Science NetLinks
Grade Span: 6,7,8,9,10,11,12



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Subject: Science
Title: Ozone Fill-Up     
Description: In this Science Update, from Science NetLinks, you'll hear about creative ideas for closing the hole in the ozone layer that was discovered over Antarctica in the 1980s. Science Updates are audio interviews with scientists and are accompanied by a set of questions as well as links to related Science NetLinks lessons and other resources.
Thinkfinity Partner: Science NetLinks
Grade Span: 6,7,8,9,10,11,12



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Subject: Health, Science
Title: Transplant Tolerance     
Description: In this Science Update, from Science NetLinks, you'll hear about how research into why the eye Doesn't swell if injured could someday help organ transplant patients. Science Updates are audio interviews with scientists and are accompanied by a set of questions as well as links to related Science NetLinks lessons and other related resources.
Thinkfinity Partner: Science NetLinks
Grade Span: 6,7,8,9,10,11,12



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Subject: Health
Title: Monkey Pay-Per-View     
Description: In this Science Update, from Science NetLinks, you'll hear about an experiment in which monkeys were given a carefully measured amount of juice when they looked at, or away from, various pictures. This study may provide information about humans with autism. Science Updates are audio interviews with scientists and are accompanied by a set of questions as well as links to related Science NetLinks lessons and other related resources.
Thinkfinity Partner: Science NetLinks
Grade Span: 6,7,8,9,10,11,12



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Subject: Health, Science
Title: Reading in the Dark     
Description: In this Science Update, from Science NetLinks, you'll hear about the possible effects of reading in low light. Science Updates are audio interviews with scientists and are accompanied by a set of questions as well as links to related Science NetLinks lessons and other related resources.
Thinkfinity Partner: Science NetLinks
Grade Span: 3,4,5,6,7,8,9,10,11,12



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Subject: Arts
Title: Robotic Arm     
Description: In this Science Update, from Science NetLinks, you'll hear about a real-life robotic arm that may help stroke victims regain control of their movement. Arizona State University bioengineer Jiping He and his colleagues are developing a robotic arm that can be worn at home and help stroke victims regain lost mobility. Science Updates are audio interviews with scientists and are accompanied by a set of questions as well as links to related Science NetLinks lessons and other related resources.
Thinkfinity Partner: Science NetLinks
Grade Span: 6,7,8,9,10,11,12



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Subject: Science
Title: Crayfish Reflexes     
Description: In this Science Update, from Science NetLinks, you'll hear about scientist Don Edwards' research into crayfish behavior and its potential implications for the study of human behavior disorders. Dr. Edwards' research links the crayfish's visible behaviors to changes in how its brain reacts to serotonin levels. Science Updates are audio interviews with scientists and are accompanied by a set of questions as well as links to related Science NetLinks lessons and other related resources.
Thinkfinity Partner: Science NetLinks
Grade Span: 6,7,8,9,10,11,12



Web Resources


Podcasts


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Nerves
http://kidshealth.or...
The functions of the nervous system come to life in this animated video. The video is followed by an interactive article, quiz, activity, and word find.

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Cockroach Beatbox
http://www.ted.com/t...
TED Ed presentation using a dissected cockroach attached to electrodes. We are able to watch what happens as its brain receives and transmits electric currents.

Assessments


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Nerves
http://kidshealth.or...
The functions of the nervous system come to life in this animated video. The video is followed by an interactive article, quiz, activity, and word find.

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Immune System: Problem Sets
http://www.biology.a...
Immunology assessments on an introduction to immunology.

Informational Materials


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ThinkQuest: Human Body
http://library.think...
A web site of basic human anatomy with interactives. Although this is geared toward elementary grades, it works well for introducing topics or remediation.

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A Guided Tour of the Visible Human
http://www.madsci.or...
This virtual anatomy site includes cross-sections, some interactives, and 3-D models.

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Anatomy & Physiology
http://www.training....
A unit for each body system is provided and includes notes, diagrams, interactives, and quizzes.

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Human Body Systems
http://sciencenetlin...
Human body systems become familiar as you place organs in the virtual human body based upon the type of body system. Additional information on each body system is provided as reinforcement.

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Nerves
http://kidshealth.or...
The functions of the nervous system come to life in this animated video. The video is followed by an interactive article, quiz, activity, and word find.

Interactives/Games


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ThinkQuest: Human Body
http://library.think...
A web site of basic human anatomy with interactives. Although this is geared toward elementary grades, it works well for introducing topics or remediation.

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A Guided Tour of the Visible Human
http://www.madsci.or...
This virtual anatomy site includes cross-sections, some interactives, and 3-D models.

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KidsHealth - My Body
http://kidshealth.or...
This is an interactive site for human anatomy. This site provides information on various body systems in an easy to understand format that can be used with all students. A Spanish version is also available.

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HHMI Virtual neurophysiology lab
http://www.hhmi.org/...
In this virtual exercise, students will probe the nervous system of a leech, concentrating on looking at the nerve cells that are responsible for collecting touch information from the skin of the leech to its simple brain. Students will perform an accurate simulated dissection to make part of the nervous system accessible in the first part of the lab, and then use virtual electronic equipment to investigate the electrical activity of individual nerve cells.

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Virtual Body
http://www.medtropol...
Great information and interactives on systems of the human body. The systems included are, brain, skeleton, heart, and digestive track. This is also available in Spanish.

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Human Body Systems
http://sciencenetlin...
Human body systems become familiar as you place organs in the virtual human body based upon the type of body system. Additional information on each body system is provided as reinforcement.

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Nerves
http://kidshealth.or...
The functions of the nervous system come to life in this animated video. The video is followed by an interactive article, quiz, activity, and word find.

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Code Fred: Survival Mode
http://www.msichicag...
Code Fred is an interactive game made available by the Museum of Science and Industry, Chicago. In Code Fred: Survival Mode, students play mini-games to send adrenaline to help Fred run faster, build a blood clot to help heal a wolf bite, prioritize energy intake to the most critical organs, and even fight bacteria invaders after Fred gets sneezed on in the woods. Each mini-game helps Fred run a little farther toward safety. Lose one of these challenges, and Fred's body won't be leaving the woods.

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Your Skin & You
http://sciencenetlin...
This interactive resource provides an introduction to the basic structure of the skin, information about how the skin protects us, and some information on how to care for the skin. There are four main sections to the resource: Function, Anatomy, Protection, and Care. When you click on one of the main sections, you'll be taken to an enlarged view of that section, which contains several subsections represented by the highlighted ring around the circle. Roll your mouse over the ring to see the subsections. To go to one of the subsections, simply click on it. To move from one of the main sections to another, simply click on one of the red arrows found by the ring.

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The Brain: Genes to Cognition
https://itunes.apple...
Have you ever wondered where the prefrontal cortex is located or what exactly the subiculum is? Now is your chance to find out with this website that allows you to rotate and zoom around 28 interactive structures of the brain. The app itself opens with an image of the whole brain with its various regions in different colors. You can select specific structures by touching the Structures icon. Once you've chosen a structure, you can get more detailed information about it by touching the Info icon, which provides information on functions, disorders, brain damage, case studies, and links to modern research.

Learning Activities


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HHMI Virtual neurophysiology lab
http://www.hhmi.org/...
In this virtual exercise, students will probe the nervous system of a leech, concentrating on looking at the nerve cells that are responsible for collecting touch information from the skin of the leech to its simple brain. Students will perform an accurate simulated dissection to make part of the nervous system accessible in the first part of the lab, and then use virtual electronic equipment to investigate the electrical activity of individual nerve cells.

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Virtual Body
http://www.medtropol...
Great information and interactives on systems of the human body. The systems included are, brain, skeleton, heart, and digestive track. This is also available in Spanish.

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Human Body Systems
http://sciencenetlin...
Human body systems become familiar as you place organs in the virtual human body based upon the type of body system. Additional information on each body system is provided as reinforcement.

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Nerves
http://kidshealth.or...
The functions of the nervous system come to life in this animated video. The video is followed by an interactive article, quiz, activity, and word find.

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Immune System: Problem Sets
http://www.biology.a...
Immunology assessments on an introduction to immunology.

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