Sites for Educators

What Does Your "Homunculus" Look Like: Mapping Your Brain
This site features an experiment you can do to map the density of touch receptors on your body.

Newton's Apple: Teacher's Guides
This site has lessons that teachers can use in the classroom to help students learn about the human body. Topics include bones, broken bones, the brain, the human eye, and the liver, to name a few. Each lesson includes an informative discussion section, a glossary of terms, discussion questions, and student activities.

Human Body Explorations

Nothing is more fascinating than the human body! We all have one, and we're intimately familiar with what it can do. But why and how does it do the things it does? The hands-on investigations in this Exploratorium publication lead to a better understanding of many of the intriguing and mysterious aspects of the body, both macroscopic and microscopic.

Bone Transformations
This lesson plan encourages student to think about the shape and function of their bones. There is also a section that encourages creativity by prompting students to imagine bones could be transformed into. This activity is suitable for third- and fourth-graders.

Human Body
This page features an art/science lesson plan for students to learn about the various body systems and parts. This plan is suitable for students from first to fifth grade.

Joints of the Skeletal System
At this site there is an art/science lesson plan to help students learn about the joints of the skeletal system. This plan is suitable for students from fourth to sixth grade.

Lifeline: Bioethics and Humans
Students can investigate the issues surrounding the abortion debate with this lesson. Both sides of the issue are explored. Students do research and come to their own decisions. As the author states, "In this activity, it is the students that must deal with the issue and construct their own limitations by defining the 'human' condition." This lesson is appropriate for students in grades eleven and twelve.


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