The Body

 

 

Skin

 

Skin  - a paragraph describing the parts of the skin and what it does.

Why do some blood vessels look blue through our skin?

Whole Story on Skin  - this cool KidsHealth site tells you about the layers of your skin and the nerves, fat layers, and sweat glands.

Sun Protection  - learn about the sun's radiation and how it affects your skin. You can also find out your skin type and how to defend yourself from burns.

Poison Protection  - learn how the primary organs of excretion are the lungs, kidneys, and skin.

Cool in the Shade  - information about the causes of skin cancer, how to protect yourself, and what skin category you are in with a risk assessment.

Sense of Touch, The  - discusses the various sensory receptors on your skin and how they interact to form your sense of touch.

Minor Burns  - learn how to prevent and treat minor burns.

 

Blood

 

BrainPOP: Blood  - learn about blood on this fun site by watching a movie, taking a quiz, trying out an experiment, and lots more!

Circle Of Blood  - explains arteries, veins, and capillaries along with the three parts of your circulatory system: pulmonary, coronary, and systemic circulation. Try the activities too.

Quick Blood Facts  - from the American Blood Centers.

Blood Facts  - learn all about blood and its components. Get the scoop on blood donations and test your ?Blood IQ? too.

Why is our blood red?

Blood - The River of Life  - explore one of the fluids that keeps you alive with a ThinkQuest team. Learn about blood, the circulatory and immune systems, and the history of blood research.

What is Blood?  - quick facts and an illustration.

Human Blood: ABO Blood Types  - read all about the three main types of blood found in human beings.

I Want to Suck Your Blood  - you can avoid being a victim of the crafty mosquito if you read this page from Lanakids!

Lifeblood  - what is blood made of? Find out about red and white blood cells, plasma, platelets, Rh factors, different blood types, and more.

Mosquito Bytes  - read the stinging facts. Find out how much blood they suck per bite, what diseases they might spread, how fast they can fly, and more. Don't forget your bug juice!

What's Your Type?  - find out how your blood is different from lots of people around you.

Oxygen Delivery System  - short description explaining how the respiratory system supplies blood with oxygen.

Modern Miracles: Organ Transplants  - explore the details of human organs, blood types, and more at this ThinkQuest site. Read about new advances and stories from transplant patients too!

Bob, the Mosquito  - read an interview with this blood-sucker.

Circulatory System  - this ThinkQuest page will teach you how the blood makes its way from your heart to your toes without getting tired.

Alveoli  - learn about these sacs where the oxygen from the air enters your blood and helps you breathe.

Spleen, The  - find out what a student has to say about this small organ that filters the blood.

 

 

Other Body Links

 

Human Body  - learn about the systems and parts of your body with this ThinkQuest site. It includes information about organ donation and the team captain's new kidney!

Human Body, The  - come learn some interesting facts about the human body from this ThinkQuest entry by two 6th grade students

BBC Online - Human Body  - take a look inside your body and find out about the nervous, circulatory, and digestive systems. Click on parts of the body you want more information on and learn all about them.

Human Body Adventure  - from skin to the inside of a tooth, find facts and diagrams all about human anatomy. Check out the bonus science facts too!

What is the largest organ in the human body?

A Look Inside the Human Body  - peek inside and explore four major systems of the body. The site covers the skeletal, respiratory, circulatory, and digestive systems.

Human Body - The Hand  - read about the carpals, phalanges, and metacarpal bones that make up your hand and wrist.

How many bones are there in the human body?

Surfing Inside the Human Body  - includes illustrations, games, and a quiz. From a ThinkQuest Jr. team.