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General Education - Anatomy and Physiology I



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A Typical Animal Cell
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A Typical Animal Cell In this interactive object, learners identify the parts of an ani...
In this interactive object, learners identify the parts of an animal cell and its organelles.


An Overview of Pulmonary and Systemic Circulation
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An Overview of Pulmonary and Systemic Circulation In this animated and interactive object, learners examine how blo...
In this animated and interactive object, learners examine how blood flows through the heart and lungs. A brief quiz completes the activity.


Anatomical Terminology: Body Regions
Anatomical Terminology:  Body Regions Students identify the various regions of the human body through d...
Students identify the various regions of the human body through drag-and-drop exercises.


Anatomical Terminology: Relative Position
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Anatomical Terminology: Relative Position In this interactive learning activity, learners review the terms ...
In this interactive learning activity, learners review the terms used to describe relative position of body parts in order to have a common set of words to describe their position.


Anatomy of the Ear
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Anatomy of the Ear The student identifies the anatomical parts of the ear and learns...
The student identifies the anatomical parts of the ear and learns the purpose and function of these parts. A review follows the lesson.


Biomolecules - The Lipids
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Biomolecules - The Lipids In this animated object, learners examine neutral fats, phospholi...
In this animated object, learners examine neutral fats, phospholipids, and cholesterol. The molecular formula and general function for each are shown.


Biomolecules - The Proteins
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Biomolecules - The Proteins In this animated object, learners read an introduction to protein...
In this animated object, learners read an introduction to protein structure and function.


Biomolecules The Carbohydrates
Biomolecules The Carbohydrates Learners read a brief introduction to monosaccharides, disacchari...
Learners read a brief introduction to monosaccharides, disaccharides, and polysaccharides. The processes for dehydration synthesis and hydrolysis are shown.


Blood Groups
Blood Groups In this animated and interactive object, learners examine ABO blo...
In this animated and interactive object, learners examine ABO blood antigens and Rh antigens and their compatibility.


Body Sections and Divisions of the Abdominal Pelvic Cavity
Body Sections and Divisions of the Abdominal Pelvic Cavity In this animated activity, learners examine how organs are visual...
In this animated activity, learners examine how organs are visualized in three dimensions. The terms “longitudinal,” “cross,” “transverse,” “horizontal,” and “sagittal” are defined. Students test their knowledge of the location of abdominal pelvic cavity organs in two drag-and-drop exercises.


Carbohydrate Digestion
Carbohydrate Digestion In this highly animated and colorful object, learners examine the...
In this highly animated and colorful object, learners examine the steps of carbohydrate digestion. A brief quiz completes the activity.


Classification of Joints
Classification of Joints In this animated object, learners examine the different types of ...
In this animated object, learners examine the different types of joints and their movements.


Construction of the Cell Membrane
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Construction of the Cell Membrane The student studies the structure of the cell membrane by constru...
The student studies the structure of the cell membrane by constructing it using the correct molecules.


Glucose Metabolism for the Endocrine System
Glucose Metabolism for the Endocrine System In this interactive object, learners read about the seven hormone...
In this interactive object, learners read about the seven hormones that help regulate blood glucose. A quiz completes the activity.


How the Brain Develops
How the Brain Develops In this interactive learning object, learners study the parts of ...
In this interactive learning object, learners study the parts of the brain and then test their knowledge in a drag-and-drop exercise.


Identifying Eukaryotic Animal Cell Organelles
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Identifying Eukaryotic Animal Cell Organelles In this animated object, learners are introduced to the structure...
In this animated object, learners are introduced to the structure and function of animal cell organelles.


Movement Terminology
Movement Terminology In this animated object, the learner examines 17 types of joint m...
In this animated object, the learner examines 17 types of joint movement.


Muscle and Connective Tissue
Muscle and Connective Tissue In this colorful and interactive object, learners examine the str...
In this colorful and interactive object, learners examine the structure and function of muscle and connective tissues. A quiz completes the activity.


Nervous and Epithelial Tissue
Nervous and Epithelial Tissue In this colorful, interactive object, learners examine nervous an...
In this colorful, interactive object, learners examine nervous and epithelial tissue composition and function. A quiz completes the activity.


Passive Transport: Filtration and Facilitated Diffusion
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Passive Transport: Filtration and Facilitated Diffusion In this animated object, learners examine processes that do not u...
In this animated object, learners examine processes that do not use ATP directly including hydrostatic pressure and facilitated diffusion with carrier proteins.


Phagocyte Chemotaxis
Phagocyte Chemotaxis This animated object illustrates the events leading to the migrat...
This animated object illustrates the events leading to the migration of phagocytes into areas of tissue damage and/or bacterial presence. Learners view bacterial cell phagocytosis, its subsequent enzymatic digestion, and exocytosis.


Physiological Events at the Neural Synapse
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Physiological Events at the Neural Synapse The student reviews information on the neural synapse.
The student reviews information on the neural synapse.


Protein Synthesis
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Protein Synthesis Every protein molecule of an organism is synthesized by that orga...
Every protein molecule of an organism is synthesized by that organism in a prescribed process. This activity helps students understand the fundamental life process of making protein.


Red Blood Cells
Red Blood Cells In this animated and interactive object, learners examine the red...
In this animated and interactive object, learners examine the red blood cell's life cycle and function. A brief exercise completes the activity.


Regional Body Parts
Regional Body Parts In this interactive object, learners identify a person's regional...
In this interactive object, learners identify a person's regional body parts.


Respiratory Basics
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Respiratory Basics In this animated and interactive object, learners examine ventila...
In this animated and interactive object, learners examine ventilation, external and internal respiration, and gas transport.


Skin and the Integumentary System
Skin and the Integumentary System Learners examine the structure and function of skin including the...
Learners examine the structure and function of skin including the production of melanin.


Summary of Energy Yield During Cellular Respiration
Summary of Energy Yield During Cellular Respiration Learners review a graphic summary of the three series of reaction...
Learners review a graphic summary of the three series of reactions that occur during cellular respiration and the net energy (ATP) yield of that process.


Superficial Skeletal Muscles
Superficial Skeletal Muscles Learners read descriptions of the actions of the superficial skel...
Learners read descriptions of the actions of the superficial skeletal muscles and see their locations. A 61-question quiz completes the activity.


The 12 Cranial Nerves
The 12 Cranial Nerves In this interactive and animated object, learners read a descript...
In this interactive and animated object, learners read a description of the number, name, and function of the cranial nerves. A matching quiz completes the activity.


The Actions of Hormones
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The Actions of Hormones In this animated object, learners compare the mode of action of s...
In this animated object, learners compare the mode of action of steroids with the action of amino acid-based hormones.


The Anatomy of the Heart
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The Anatomy of the Heart In this animated and interactive object, learners identify the va...
In this animated and interactive object, learners identify the valves and chambers of the heart.


The Appendicular Skeleton
The Appendicular Skeleton In this animated object, learners examine the bones of the append...
In this animated object, learners examine the bones of the appendicular skeleton.


The Axial Skeleton: The Skull and the Rib Cage
The Axial Skeleton: The Skull and the Rib Cage In this animated object, learners examine the eight cranial bones...
In this animated object, learners examine the eight cranial bones, the fourteen facial bones, and the ribs.


The Cell Cycle
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The Cell Cycle In this animated object, learners examine the different phases of...
In this animated object, learners examine the different phases of a cell's life.


The Cell: Passive Transport Diffusion
The Cell: Passive Transport Diffusion In this animated object, learners view molecules as they collide ...
In this animated object, learners view molecules as they collide and move between two different solutions. They also observe what happens when the temperature of the solutions is raised or lowered.


The Cell: Passive Transport Osmosis
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The Cell: Passive Transport Osmosis In this animated object, learners examine water molecules moving ...
In this animated object, learners examine water molecules moving through a semipermeable membrane.


The Four Types of Chemical Reactions
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The Four Types of Chemical Reactions In this animated object, learners examine synthesis, decompositio...
In this animated object, learners examine synthesis, decomposition, exchange, and reversible reactions.


The Organization of the Human Body: Body Cavities
The Organization of the Human Body: Body Cavities In this interactive object, learners examine the locations of maj...
In this interactive object, learners examine the locations of major body cavities and their protective membranes. A drag-and-drop exercise completes the activity.


The Sense of Hearing
The Sense of Hearing In this animated activity, learners examine hearing and balance. ...
In this animated activity, learners examine hearing and balance. Detailed drawings of the outer, middle, and inner ear structures are included.


The Sense of Sight
The Sense of Sight In this animated and interactive object, learners read about the ...
In this animated and interactive object, learners read about the parts of the eye. A short quiz completes the activity.


The Sense of Smell
The Sense of Smell In this animated object, learners trace the olfactory pathway fro...
In this animated object, learners trace the olfactory pathway from the nasal cavity to the olfactory cortex.


The Sense of Taste
The Sense of Taste In this interactive object, learners examine the structure and fu...
In this interactive object, learners examine the structure and function of the sense of taste.


The Stress Response
The Stress Response In this animated object, learners read a brief description of the...
In this animated object, learners read a brief description of the roles of the hypothalamus, emotions, and adrenal secretions during the stress response.


The Structure of the Muscle Organ
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The Structure of the Muscle Organ In this animated object, learners examine the various connective ...
In this animated object, learners examine the various connective tissue layers of the muscle organ. The terms "prime mover," "synergist," "antagonist," "origin," and "insertion" are defined.


The Two-Neuron Knee-Jerk Reflex Arc
The Two-Neuron Knee-Jerk Reflex Arc In this interactive object, learners examine the neuron pathway i...
In this interactive object, learners examine the neuron pathway into and out of the spinal cord. They complete the activity by testing their knowledge of vocabulary and the location of spinal cord structures.


The Unipolar and Multipolar Neurons
The Unipolar and Multipolar Neurons Learners examine the location, structure, and function of the uni...
Learners examine the location, structure, and function of the unipolar and multipolar neurons.


The Vertebral Column
The Vertebral Column Learners read a brief description of the vertebral column and exa...
Learners read a brief description of the vertebral column and examine the distinctive features of the cervical, thoracic, and lumbar vertebrae.


Tissue Identification
Tissue Identification The student reviews the structure and function of the different t...
The student reviews the structure and function of the different tissues of the human body.


Transport Processes Requiring ATP
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Transport Processes Requiring ATP In this animated object, students observe how ATP energy is used ...
In this animated object, students observe how ATP energy is used to move substances across the cell membrane from an area of lower concentration to an area of higher concentration and when something too large needs to get in or out of a cell.


White Blood Cells
White Blood Cells In this animated and interactive object, learners examine the str...
In this animated and interactive object, learners examine the structure and functions of granulocytes and agranulocytes. Two exercises complete the activity.

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