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View Resource Human Anatomy Label Me! Printouts

This Web site from Enchanted Learning (last mentioned in the June 28, 2002 Scout Report) contains elementary-level human anatomy diagrams, which may be printed out and labeled for practice. The diagrams come with a word bank, complete with definitions printed on the same page. Many of the diagrams lend themselves to coloring-in. A number of diagrams are available, including the human eye, ear,...

http://www.enchantedlearning.com/label/anatomy.shtml
View Resource The Eye: Structure and Function

This Web site contains a straightforward lesson plan for 6-8th graders from DiscoverySchool.com. The lesson plan has students conduct online and library research on the diversity of eyes in the animal kingdom. Links to useful Web sites are provided, as is a short glossary. Users can download a printable version of the lesson plan. The lesson plan, which takes 1-2 class periods to complete,...

http://www.discoveryeducation.com/teachers/free-lesson-plans...
View Resource Andreas Vesalius: De Humani Corporis Fabrica

Northwestern University recently launched an online edition of On the Fabric of the Human Body, 16th century Europe's "most detailed and best illustrated atlas of the human body" produced by Andreas Vesalius, whose work changed the course of medical history. Daniel Garrison and Malcolm Hast, who have spent over a decade (and counting) translating the Fabrica, are making their work available online...

http://vesalius.northwestern.edu/
View Resource Historical Anatomies on the Web

Historical Anatomies on the Web is a digital project of the National Library of Medicine offering selected images from illustrated anatomical atlases spanning the 15th to 20th centuries. The atlases represented in this collection were chosen primarily for their historical and artistic significance, but anyone with an interest in medicine or the history of medical science should find this Web site...

https://www.nlm.nih.gov/exhibition/historicalanatomies/home....
View Resource A Guided Tour of the Visible Human

The MadSci Network, offered through Washington University Medical School in St. Louis, offers a fascinating tour of the human body using digitized images generated by the National Library of Medicine's Visible Human Project. The tour begins with an introduction to the different planes of section, and offers tips on getting a 3D sense of structures from 2D cross sections. The tour continues with...

http://www.madsci.org/~lynn/VH/
View Resource Human Embryology Animations

One of the most impressive ways to learn about biology, particularly that which we seldom see, is through modeling. Dr. Valerie O'Loughlin and her colleagues at Indiana University have created this thoroughly impressive set of animations so that "students could better understand the complex processes that must occur in embryologic development." The site is arranged into five main areas, including:...

http://www.indiana.edu/~anat550/embryo_main/
View Resource Anatomy: The Foundation of Medicine: From Aristotle to Early Twentieth-Century Wall Charts

Anatomical drawing and illustration has been an important tool of doctors and physiologists since the time of Galen. The University of Virginia's Claude Moore Health Science Library has created this breezy and informative tour through the history of anatomical study and drawing and placed it here for use by the general public. First-time visitors will want to take in the "Brief Essay on Anatomical...

http://exhibits.hsl.virginia.edu/anatomical/
View Resource HyperHeart

The University of Utah's Spencer S. Eccles Health Sciences Library has worked to create everything from mobile applications to digitized slide collections for medical professionals. One of their most interesting applications is this interactive rendering of the human heart that can be used to understand blood flow and the operations of the heart. The site includes a set of controls that gives...

https://library.med.utah.edu/kw/pharm/hyper_heart1.html
View Resource Instant Anatomy

Created by Professor Robert Whitaker, this website was designed to teach medical students about anatomy. Visitors to the site will find a range of materials, including diagrams, illustrations, quizzes, tips, mnemonics, and so on. On the homepage, visitors will find a What's New area, which includes podcasts that deal with subjects such as the small muscles of the hand and the anatomy of the...

https://www.instantanatomy.net/
View Resource BioDigitalHuman

BioDigital Human presents a virtual 3D body that brings to life "thousands of medically accurate anatomy objects and health conditions in an interactive web-based platform." Visitors can get started by clicking on the appropriately named Get Started button. Here they will have access to hundreds of interactive features and customized views that look through all of the body systems. Moving on, the...

https://www.biodigital.com/
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