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Listed under:  Science  >  Life  >  Animal structure and function
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Take a deep breath

Watch what happens inside the human body during physical activity. Look at diagrams of the human circulatory and respiratory systems. Explore the functions of major organs and tissues. Examine animations showing how a person breathes and how the heart pumps blood around the body. Predict the effects of walking or running ...

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Digestion – part 1

This resource consists of 4 sets of illustrated slides with voice over presenting highly detailed information about the process of digestion and the role and function of the various parts of the digestive system up to the small intestine (it is the first part of a resource).

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Humans

This learning object provides simple animations that illustrate the major body systems, including circulation, digestion, muscular etc. Further objects provide information about nutrients required to maintain health of the body. The resource has some self tests inbuilt, and also ideas for further research. A supporting ...

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Musculo-skeletal and nervous systems

This collection contains 15 digital curriculum resources. It is organised into four categories - structure and function of the musculo-skeletal system; structure and function of the nervous system; disorders or injuries of the musculo-skeletal and nervous systems; and treatments for disorders of the nervous system. The ...

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Reproduction in ancient fish

This information sheet describes the results of study by Museum Victoria scientists of 380-million-year-old fossil fish from Gogo, Western Australia. It outlines discoveries relating to how these early fish reproduced. It includes an animation showing how mating occurred.

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Digestion Part 2 (sk- Intel)

This brief resource consists of 6 sets of illustrated slides with voice over presenting highly detailed information about the role and function of the various parts of the digestive system starting at the small intestine onwards (it is the second part of a resource).

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Human Circulatory System

This resource consists of 5 sets of automated illustrated slides with voice over presenting detailed information and explanations of the components of the human circulatory system and their functions.

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Circulatory system

This collection of 12 digital curriculum resources comprises learning objects, videos and images that describe the structure and function of various components of the circulatory system, such as the kidneys, heart and blood. Some diseases affecting the circulatory system, including heart and kidney disease, are demonstrated, ...

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In digestion

Follow the passage of food through the human body. Select foods and drinks and decide how to digest them. For example, choose to chew, to add saliva to the mouth or add gastric juices to the stomach. Watch how the body reacts to changes. Find out more about digestion along the way and answer questions.

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Sexual Intercourse

Students use this resource consisting of two slides with diagrams, written explanation and voice-over to understand what happens during sexual intercourse. There is a two-question quiz and a summary slide.

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The Circulatory System

Students use this resource consisting of six slides with diagrams, written explanation and voice-over to identify the names of the different types of blood vessels and explain that substances are exchanged between the blood and cells at capillary walls. There is a two-question quiz and a summary slide.

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The beagle: a nose that always knows

Meet Junior, a beagle who sniffs out all sorts of things, especially treats. Listen as Josie tells us about life with her pet dog. People say that beagles have the most amazing sense of smell. Does Junior? Find out.

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Ferreting around

Meet Will and his two pet ferrets, Lemony and Snicket. Learn how Will cares for these two animal acrobats. Find out about some challenges he faces in having ferrets around the house.

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This cocky rocks

Meet Max and Cocky, his pet sulphur-crested cockatoo. Discover how Max handles his cheeky pet. Find out what body part he uses that has earned him the title 'the destroyer'.

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Are you coordinated?

In this short clip Dr Karl asks Adam Spencer to model walking backwards and forwards. Adam successfully imitates a model on a catwalk but when he's asked to balance on one foot he finds it isn't so easy. Watch the clip to discover why, and then challenge yourself.

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Respiratory system

This collection of digital curriculum resources comprises learning objects, videos and images describing the structure and function of various components of the respiratory system, including the throat and lungs. Some conditions and diseases affecting the respiratory system, such as sleep apnea, poliomyelitis and asthma, ...

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Digestive system and diet

This collection, containing eight digital curriculum resources, comprises learning objects, an image and videos that describe the structure and function of the various components that make up the digestive system, such as the mouth, stomach and intestines. The role of diets and healthy eating in maintaining good nutrition, ...

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Female and male praying mantids

This is a black-and-white scientific illustration of a female (left) and a male (right) praying mantid ('Archimantis latistylus') showing characteristic body structures. A scale is included. (Classification - Phylum: Arthropoda, Class: Insecta, Order: Mantodea, Family: Mantidae.)

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Worker honey bee with stored pollen

This is a colour photograph of a worker honey bee ('Apis mellifera'), showing its body structure, compound eyes and the stored pollen on its back leg. (Classification - Phylum: Arthropoda, Class: Hexapoda, Order: Hymenoptera, Family: Apidae.)

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Plant scan

Show an alien how much you know about plant life on Earth. Answer a quiz on plant structure and function. Identify labels for plant parts. Match each plant part with its function. This learning object is the last in a series of two objects.