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Listed under:  Science  >  Life  >  Animal structure and function  >  Body systems  >  Muscles
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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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Muscles and movement

This clip explains how the muscular and skeletal systems work together to produce movement. Look at muscles that work involuntary and those that we consciously control. View how different joints allow us to move in different ways.

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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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Phar Lap's Heart, 1932

This is the preserved heart of Phar Lap, a champion racehorse of the late 1920s and early 1930s. It weighs 6.2 kg. A triangular section has been removed and is believed to have been taken for a biopsy. The heart is preserved as a 'wet specimen', submersed in a formalin solution, sealed inside a rectangular clear perspex container.

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Dr Victor Chang's artificial heart valve, 1991

This enlarged colour photograph shows the artificial heart valve pioneered by Dr Victor Chang (Yam Him). Known as the St Vincent's Heart Valve, it is seen from the front and shows a pivoting disc surrounded by a thin metal exterior. It is held between gloved fingertips in front of what appears to be a diagnostic computerised ...

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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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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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Body parts: muscles

Look closely at major muscles in the human body. Find out which muscles control functions such as smiling, moving arms and legs, and pumping food through the body. See how muscles contract and relax. Test your knowledge by answering multiple-choice questions. This learning object is one in a series of 14 objects.

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Body parts: taste and smell

Look at how people smell things and taste food. Find out how smells help to warn us of dangerous gases or bad food. See how taste buds on the tongue send messages about flavour: sweet, salty, sour and bitter. Test your knowledge by answering multiple-choice questions. This learning object is one in a series of 14 objects.

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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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Reading between the lines

Test the vision of four people to identify vision problems: myopia, hyperopia or presbyopia. Compare effects of corrective lenses on reading at different distances. Look at a cross-section of the eye showing focal variations linked to a vision problem. Explore how common vision problems are by doing a survey. This learning ...

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Heart: toxoplasma myocarditis

This is a high-resolution image of a section of tissue from the University of New South Wales Virtual Slide Repository. These resources can be manipulated like prepared microscope slides. They can be viewed at selected magnifications of up to 40 times, and in some cases the apparent illumination of the specimen can be varied. ...

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Muscle: cardiac (IV septum)

This is a high-resolution image of a section of tissue from the University of New South Wales Virtual Slide Repository. These resources can be manipulated like prepared microscope slides. They can be viewed at selected magnifications of up to 40 times, and in some cases the apparent illumination of the specimen can be varied. ...

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Muscle: skeletal, stretched (TS and LS)

This is a high-resolution image of a section of tissue from the University of New South Wales Virtual Slide Repository. These resources can be manipulated like prepared microscope slides. They can be viewed at selected magnifications of up to 40 times, and in some cases the apparent illumination of the specimen can be varied. ...

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Tongue: filiform papillae

This is a high-resolution image of a section of tissue from the University of New South Wales Virtual Slide Repository. These resources can be manipulated like prepared microscope slides. They can be viewed at selected magnifications of up to 40 times, and in some cases the apparent illumination of the specimen can be varied. ...

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Tongue, cancer of

This is a high-resolution image of a section of tissue from the University of New South Wales Virtual Slide Repository. These resources can be manipulated like prepared microscope slides. They can be viewed at selected magnifications of up to 40 times, and in some cases the apparent illumination of the specimen can be varied. ...

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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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Organ Systems

Students use this resource consisting of seven slides with diagrams, written explanation and voice-over to understand how different organs in our bodies work together to keep us alive. There is a two-question quiz and a summary slide.

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The Heart as a Double Pump

Students use this resource consisting of six slides with diagrams, written explanation and voice-over to understand why the heart is described as a double pump. There is a two-question quiz and a summary slide.