Human Body

My Body Anatomy Kit

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My Body Anatomy Kit allows you to explore human anatomy with this simple kit filled with colorful body puzzles and informational cards. This fun, educational kit provides a simple introduction to the human body with eight sets of puzzles about different systems within the body.

Grade Level: 
Primary
Elementary
Content Area: 
Science
Play Time: 
5 min.
My Body Anatomy Kit

Brain and Nervous System (2016)

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In this program viewers will learn about the three key components of the nervous system — the brain, spinal cord and nerves — all made up of special cells called neurons that transmit electrical impulses throughout the body. They’ll discover the different types of neurons — sensory, motor and associative; each with a specialized function.

Grade Level: 
Elementary
Middle
Length: 
00:15
Brain and Nervous System

Digestive and Excretory System (2016)

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This live-action program teaches students that, for food to be of use to our body’s cells, it needs to be broken down and absorbed into the blood stream. This is the job of the digestive system, a complex series of tools that includes teeth, saliva, bile, acids and enzymes designed to reduce nutrients to a form that can be delivered to cells.

Grade Level: 
Elementary
Middle
Length: 
00:18
Digestive and Excretory System

Circulatory and Respiratory System (2016)

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Through video, animation and graphics students will discover how the respiratory and circulatory systems work together to help keep us alive through a process called cellular respiration. A close-up look at the components of our blood: plasma, red blood cells, white blood cells, and platelets, demonstrates how critical blood is to our survival.

Grade Level: 
Elementary
Middle
Length: 
00:15
Circulatory and Respiratory System

Skeletal and Muscular System (2016)

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This program is designed to help students learn how bones and muscles work together to protect our bodies and enable us to move. Students will come to realize that bones, in addition to providing support for our bodies and protecting vital organs, are where blood is manufactured!

Grade Level: 
Elementary
Middle
Length: 
00:15
Skeletal and Muscular System

The Circulatory Story

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Simple, humorous text and comic illustrations explain the basics of the circulatory system--the systemic, pulmonary, and coronary circuits. Readers follow a red blood cell on its journey through the body, and in the process learn how the body combats disease, performs gas exchanges, and fights plaque.

The Circulatory Story

Stiff: The Curious Lives of Human Cadavers (Unabridged)

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An oddly compelling, often hilarious exploration of the strange lives of our bodies postmortem.

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1230L
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08:00
Stiff: The Curious Lives of Human Cadavers (Unabridged)

Art Through Time: The Body

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From painting to sculpture, body art to performance art, the body has figured prominently in the creative expression of nearly all cultures from the beginning of civilization. Through art, the body becomes a site for defining individual identity, constructing sex and gender ideals, negotiating power, and experimenting with the nature of representation itself.

Body of Research—Ownership and Use of Human Tissue

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Article from the New England Journal of Medicine (NEJM) published in October 2006.

My Body, My Property

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Article from the Chicago Tribune published in June 2013.

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