Bones, Them Bones
Bones. Uses the scientific name
and the common name. Ex pelvis (hip bone). From Science
the Bones. Online drop down
labeling of 19 major bones. Uses complex terminology. Drop down
labeling makes it easier because they just have to choose. Not for
beginners. Reading level grade 5+
Brain Anatomy. Run your mouse
over the brain to identify the parts and their functions. Zoom in
and out on brain. Works well with a paper for students write what
they see & read.. Students find this site fascinating. A PBS
site. Grade 4+
Zone Good simple discription of
parts of the brain. Colorful diagram. Interesting optical illusion
link. Reading level 3+
for Kids. One kid friendly page
with lots of information. Colorful and easy to use. Reading level
to the Nervous System. Central
includes the brain and spinal cord. Good diagram of spinal cord.
Peripheral includes neurons good diagram and diagram of how the
synapses work. Endocrine system and pituitary gland are not very
clear. A Thinkquest site. Reading level 3+
Very interactive lessons with pop up windows for students to
explore. Neuron Explosion explains how Neurons actually work.
Brain Attack explains how strokes affect different parts of the
brain. Neuron Laboratory includes a Frankenstein castle. Students
have to find the code to make it work. Ecstasy Invaders is a
spaceship game about the Neurons. Brain-o-coaster and Neuron
Navigator are the least effective lessons. Grade 4+
for kids. Everything you
could possibly want to learn about the brain. Great details. Not
very child friendly, but an excellent teacher resource. Includes
some good games that follow. Reading level high 4+
the brain Stick a virtual pin in
the brain and see what parts of the body move. Comic
Comic Book & Brainy Games.
Online comic book about the brain
that is about 25 pages, but its fun and is very informative.
Sometimes the pages don't load and you have to go back and try
again. Brainy games includes build a neuron, visual illusions,
build a brain (just the 4 parts), and brain fly through. Teachers
may want to go over some terminology before having kids do it.
Grade 4+ From Neuroscience for kids.
Drain Challenge Put all the
functions on the right place on the brain. Can be timed or
untimed. Very easy.
Test. A well known experiment
showing how the brain works.Try it. From Neuroscience for
on line Neuron, Lobes of the
brain, Spinal Cord, The Brain, The Skull, Neurons, and Synapses.
Scroll down to get to the color on line. Other brain games also.
From Neuroscience for Kids
Visual brain riddles. Exploritorium. Illustrates how the brain
Use your brain. A national geographic site.
Zone Presents the system in 9
simple steps. Very direct but easy to follow. Reading level
Deal on the Digestive System. Kid
Friendly. Good diagram. Also in Spanish. Lots of information. Have
to hear the burp. Will need some vacabulary work before reading.
Reading level high 3+
Quest Take a fun trip down the
digestive system just like the magic school bus. If you make a
mistake you have to start over. A question for each section. Lots
of reading but fun. Great review for end of digestive unit.
Reading level Grade 3+
Diagram. Click on the word and
the digestive organ on the body is colored. Good to examine the
exact location of organs. Complex diagram. Grade 4+
labeling of digestive system.
Each part has a number. Student has to find the correct label for
each numbered part.
Organs. Move the organs to the
body. It starts with digestive then goes through the other body
systems. Little reading required. It takes a minute to load as it
changes systems. Grade 2+
the Organs. Very simple digestive
system only. Grade 2+
Human Body Includes brain drain.
Digestive system (not great), but an uncomplicated skeleton to
build. Harcourt preview site. Grade 3+
diagram shows how the blood travels all over the body from
legs to heart to lungs. Grade 4+
for kids Articles on parts of the
body. A lot of reading, but the student can switch from English to
Spanish. Excellent diagram of the brain from the top and
sides. Also includes a game site on health called the Game Closet.
Reading level 4+
for Kids Lets learn about the
heart. Very interactive and fun. Includes the food pyramid and
tobacco prevention use. Reading level grade 3+
Anatomy at Enchanted Learning.
Print outs of diagrams for labeling with answers. Excellent
Skeleton, Brain, Digestive Tract
Virtual body. Move body parts to the
correct location. Skeleton is fun. Digestive system organs can be
moved to the correct location.
Body Systems Diagrams How the
body works. No reading. Voice over. Very good information.
Colorful, cartoon format. Very entertaining for young students and
even grownups. Grade 2+
the Major Organs. Very simple
colorful diagram. Drag the name to the part to be labeled. Eight
major organs including the liver, bladder, and kidneys. Grade 2 +
if they have been working with the organs and can read the
You Think You Want to be a
Try this virtual knee surgery. Done
in cartoon format. Very very interactive. You pick the tools and
take it to the right place. The surgery actually takes a long
time. Very detailed. Also a virtual hip replacement. Reading level
Simple diagram of the human
respiratory system. Comparison of lungs of various animals is easy
to read and understand. Answers questions of why we breathe and
how we breathe. Has an anti-smoking section but it's not as good
as Heart for Kids. Reading level 3+ Game section weak.
Saskatchewan Lung Association
Respiratory System. Very clear
diagram. From Childrens Hospital in Boston.
and Breathing. Simple half page
explaination of how the lungs bring in oxygen and expells carbon
dioxide. Large print. Students will need some work on terminology
before reading. Reading level 3+
to the Respiratory
Diagram is simple and child friendly. Print is large with key
words accented with color. Includes the nose and throat. Windpipe
and bronchial tree diagram is excellent. Shows the side of the
lung. A Thinkquest site. Reading level 3+
Respiratory sytem. Shows how the
diaphram moves and the lungs bring in and expell the air. No
reading. Grade 2+
5 a Day Very kid friendly. Games,
activity sheets, and some very good songs. The songs include the
tunes and the lyrics. Grade 3 +
Explorations Games for kids.
Quintricious is good for grouping the foods according to the food
pyramid. Use the arrow keys to move the blocks. Games are targeted
for young students but can be good practice for older students.
Works well as a followup to lessons identifying foods and their
food group. Reading level 2+
Pyramid Blast off . Pick the
right food to get enough fuel to blast off. Difficult for some 3rd
graders. But with practice and review of the amounts need for the
various food groups many can figure it out. Reading level
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