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.
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.
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.