Studying Health and the Human Body

Studying health is important for everyone, even if you don’t want to pursue a career in nursing. A complete education will make sure that you know how to protect your health and how your body works. Understanding the various body systems such as the nervous system, circulatory system, digestive system, and respiratory system is important because each system works together to keep you strong and healthy and you need to take care of all of them. Play games and complete puzzles to learn in a fun way.

Body Systems Game
Drag the correct body systems from the box over to the outline of the body on the left. As you continue, the game will move from system to system to test your knowledge.

Put Annie Back Together
Annie needs to rebuild her skeleton, so choose the right bones for the right places to help her.
The Human Body Under the Microscope
Flip through these images that show you what your body looks like on the inside under a microscope.
Tissue Invaders

Match the tissue invader with the cell it wants to destroy in this game. If you’re correct, you can watch what the invader does to its target cell. You can also watch the body defend itself against invaders.

3D Brain Anatomy
Explore what your brain does and looks like on the inside by taking this three-dimensional tour of a model of the brain.

How the Body Works
Print out this model of the human body with major muscles and label the muscles of the body.

Exploring Blood Interactive
Take an interactive trip through your veins and arteries to see what’s floating around in your bloodstream.
The Animated Genome (video)
Watch this short video to learn about genes, the biological instructions passed down from your parents that determine how your body looks and works.

Your Body’s Fuel Factory
The digestive system includes numerous organs and 30 feet of connective tubes, which work together to process foods and drinks. The digestive system is responsible for breaking down food so the body can use the chemical compounds for growth and regeneration.

Human Body Quiz Game
Take this quiz to see how much you know about the human body. You will get questions about the number of bones in the human body and what is the longest bone in the body.

Reading Can Change Your Brain (video)
Watch this video to see how reading can actually rewire your brain so it is more active. The increased blood flow and activity actually lasts past reading time into the days that follow.

The Human Brain
The human brain is the foundation of the nervous system, and it is in charge of every part of the body’s functions. The brain includes the central core, the limbic system, and the cerebral cortex.

The Human Eye
The eye consists of many different parts, all of which work together so that you can see.

Bacteria Cell Model
Learn about bacteria cells by clicking on this interactive model. As you click on various parts of the cell, you will see a description of the part and what it does.

The Human Body Study Jam
Explore the human body with this interactive slide show that shows you all of the different systems in place.

Respiratory System Word Search
Find words associated with the respiratory system in this interactive word search puzzle.

Build a Body: Digestive System
Click on organs to learn what they do, and then drag them from the right sidebar over to the body to put them in the right place.

Circulatory System
Click through this interactive explanation of the circulatory system so you can understand how your body transports different things to different locations. From nutrients to chemicals to waste products, the circulatory system is in charge of moving everything where it needs to go.

The Nervous System
Click and zoom on this three-dimensional model of the body with the nervous system parts highlighted to learn about how the nervous system works.

The Immune System
Your immune system is set up to help your body fight against germs and diseases. The skin is the first line of defense, and special glands are even in place that will kill some types of bacteria.

Structure of the Human Skeleton
The skeleton has the important job of holding up and supporting the body. An adult has 206 bones.

General Anatomy of Skeletal Muscle Fibers
Explore muscle fibers to learn about what makes up the muscles in your body.

Digestive System Quiz
See how much you know about your digestive system by taking this interactive quiz. Questions cover the organs involved with digestion, the steps involved with digestion, and chemicals that aid in digestion.

Heart Disease 101
Learn the basics of heart disease with this simple overview of the health issues involved.

Body Maps
Mouse over the body’s parts, rotate it, and click on different systems to get a full tour of the human body.

Germs and Your Health Crossword Puzzle (PDF)
Fill in the blanks of the crossword puzzle by answering questions about health, germs, and your immune system.

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