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Body Systems and other Health Topics
Category: Science
Tags: body systems for kids human body systems body systems worksheets body systems and organs

At KidsHealth there are a number of health lessons, games, and worksheets for pre-school through high school, covering topics on the human body, personal health (fitness, nutrition, hygiene, etc.), and health problems. There are: 

Other Sites:

Build A Body: Drag and drop body parts into the correct positions.

GetBodySmart: Organ Systems Interactive

BBC Human Body Interactives

Energy Balance Pre-K: Downloadable lessons about nutrition and physical activity.

Teen Health Literacy: CK-12 Flexbook on nutrition, physical activity, drug abuse and reproduction.

Human Body Textbook: Teacher's site with online sections of Prentice Hall textbook; Powerpoints; and assignments.

Harcourt Health Diagrams: Grades K - 6

Health Interactives: e-lessons from e-Learning for Kids.

GetBodySmart: Animations on human anatomy and physiology.

Web Adventures - Drugs: Effects of substance abuse on the body.

Web Adventures - Alcohol: Effects on body systems.

Downloads:  

 

 

Solar Eclipse 2017
Category: Science
Tags: solar eclipse sun

Gear up for the big event, and learn more about the sun, with these free resources:

What You'll See: Type in your zip code to see what your eclipse experience will be. Do some comparisons to locations of friends and family.

Learn about solar eclipses and the characteristics of the sun with these PBS LearningMedia resources. 

Difference between a lunar and solar eclipse.

NASA Eclipse Kit and Activity Guide.

Free Lessons: Here's one from Kids Discover, and another from Mystery Science.

Here's a list of solar eclipse activities, and additional resources. 

View an eclipse infographic:

Free Science Reader:

DIY Sun Science: Free app with 13 hands-on activities for doing your own sun explorations.

Free Genetics Resources
Category: Science
Tags: genetics dna what is a gene dna structure dna models

The University of Utah's Genetic Science Learning Center offers two sites for learning the basics of DNA:

LearnGenetics: Here, you’ll be presented with an animated tour of DNA, videos that explain how genetic traits are passed from one generation to the next, and a look inside of a cell. You can see how cells compare in size to molecules, atoms, and other objects, and build a DNA molecule.

TeachGenetics: The companion website to the one above, here, you’ll find ready-to-use “print-and-go” activities with instructions, worksheets, visuals, and answer keys. For example, you can download Have Your DNA and Eat It Too which includes instructions for making edible DNA with Twizzlers and mini marshmallows.

More Readings, Videos and Activities: 

Glencoe textbook chapters on: Mendel and Meiosis; DNA and Genes; Patterns of Heredity; Genetic Technology.

Punnett Squares Virtual Lab

Make a Monster Traits Activity and Instructions

Howard Hughes Medical InstituteLearn about DNA, stem cells, and genomics and chemical genetics, among other topics. Most topics feature videos, animations, interactives, and articles. In the “Classroom” section of the site, you will find activities and teachers guides.

DNA From the BeginningReadings, animations and videos covering topics in Genetics.

BrainPop on Heredity

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