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Listed under:  Science  >  Life  >  Animal structure and function  >  Body systems
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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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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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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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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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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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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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Body parts: blood

Look closely at components of human blood: plasma, antibodies, and white and red blood cells. Find out how much blood the body contains, and how blood cells are replaced. Learn what is meant by 'blood count' and 'blood group'. Test your knowledge by labelling a diagram of blood components. This learning object is one in ...

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Body parts: hearing

Follow sound waves as they travel through a human ear. Find out how vibrations from the eardrum are translated into electrical messages sent to the brain. Name parts of the human ear. Test your knowledge by labelling a diagram of the ear. This learning object is one in a series of 14 objects.

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Body parts: immune system

Explore how the human body defends itself against bacteria and viruses. Look at defences in the skin and linings of body parts. Learn the importance of the spleen and the lymphatic system. Examine antibodies and lymphocytes to see how they work. Test your knowledge by answering multiple-choice questions. This learning object ...

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Body parts: kidneys and bodily fluids

Follow a mouthful of water as it moves around inside a person. Find out how water is absorbed, purified and excreted. Learn that two kidneys control the amount of water and blood in the body. See how drinking water helps to keep cells healthy. Test your knowledge by labelling a diagram of the human body. This learning object ...

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Body parts: skin

Look under the surface of human skin. Find out the names for skin layers and major parts within the skin. Learn about fingerprints, nails, skin colour, wrinkles and how the body repairs breaks in the skin. Find out how sweating uses fluids to cool the body. Test your knowledge by labelling a diagram of the skin. This learning ...

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Body parts: teeth

Look closely at the 32 teeth inside a teenager's mouth. Find out the name for each type of tooth, and see what is inside teeth. Get tips for brushing teeth and flossing. Test your knowledge by labelling a diagram of teeth. This learning object is one in a series of 14 objects.

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Body parts: vision

Look closely at parts of a human eye. Learn how people see: light rays are detected within the eye and electrical messages are sent to the brain. Learn why we have eyebrows, eyelashes and tear ducts. Learn about vision problems such as colour blindness and short-sightedness. Test your knowledge by answering multiple-choice ...

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Eyeball challenge: wall tile puzzle

Investigate a range of animal eyes: dog, cat, bee, fish, eagle and human. Discover how these animals see things in different ways because their eyes have different structures. For example, look at an animal's field of view, how it focuses and sees colours. Choose the best eyes to solve a puzzle with limited colours and ...

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Eyeball challenge: rock bridge puzzle

Investigate a range of animal eyes: dog, cat, bee, fish, eagle and human. Discover how these animals see things in different ways because their eyes have different structures. For example, look at an animal's field of view, how it focuses and sees colours. Choose eyes with a wide field of vision that can see ultraviolet ...