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The Human Body
The Nervous System
The Whole Brain Atlas
At this site you can view images of the human brain with parts labeled. Included are images showing locations of damage to the brain from strokes, cancer, and disease. Take the quiz that
tests your ability to name the brain structures.
Visit this site for information and art on the spinal cord, brainstem, cerebellum, thalamus, and cranial nerves. Make a poster of the nervous system and display it in the class.
National Institute on Drug
This site provides information on drugs that are abused and their effects on the human body. What are anabolic steroids and how do they affect the brain? Design a brochure that explains
the dangers of drug use.
American Pharmaceutical Association
Here is the Web page for the American Pharmaceutical Association. Use the information on this site to write a job description for a pharmacist.
The Official D.A.R.E. America Site
This is the official Web site for D.A.R.E. Surf through this site to learn more about the dangerous effects of drug use.
Daphnia, the Water Flea
Visit this site and discover how easy it is to grow your own Daphnia community. What are some ways that Daphnia are used by scientists in a lab? Try raising some Daphnia of your own.
Keep a journal to record the progress of your project.
Positron Emission Tomography Laboratory
Scanning the Brain: Visit this PBS site to find out how doctors learn things about your brain. This site discusses five common types of brain scans, including PET scans. How does the PET technology differ from earlier EEG technology?
Emission Tomography: Introduction
What is Positron Emission Tomography? Visit this site for an introduction and explanation. Write an entry in your science journal that explains how PET is different from an X ray.
Unit 10: The Human Body
The Virtual Hospital
Search for information on health care at this site. Make a blueprint of the virtual hospital, explaining what each area of the site is used for.
Visible Human Project Follow the link to this site to learn about how to create a complete three-dimensional view of the male and female body using CT and MRI images. Click on
the link to view selected images and animations from the project. Write an entry in your science journal explaining how such a model can be useful.
The Inner Body
Click on the images of the different body systems to see where in the human body the components of the system are located. Click on the overview link at the bottom of each page to get a brief description of each system. With a group of classmates, put together a visual presentation about eh human body, using the information from this site.
Activity in Your Daily Life
The American Heart Association has put together this Web site to inform students about physical activity and the benefits of exercise. Develop a healthy fitness program for the class.
U.S. Department of Health and Human Services
This is the government's site for the department of health and human services. Read some current news articles about health, then prepare a speech based on the articles that could be
presented by the President.