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YouTube – Biology Playlist

40 Biology videos (Over 7 hours!) covering topics such as water, membranes, molecules, photosynthesis, and many more topics in biology.  These topics cover human, plant, and animal biology.  These videos have been vetting and approved by the tutors of the Tacoma Community College Writing and Tutoring Center.

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Blue Histology – Epithelia and Glands

Blue Histology has information on human anatomy (including Epithelia and Glands, Connective Tissues, Nervous Tissue, Urinary System, Reproductive System, Accessory Digestive Glands, and much more), images, original source material + additional links and sources, and several quizzes to test your knowledge.  Overall, this website contains a ton of information about anatomy and human biology, but expect a less than stellar user interface.

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Virtual Body

Learn about the human body with interactive activities and audio-visually presented information.  Virtual Body provides information and interactive activities to help students learn about the human body, including specifically the brain, skeleton, heart, and digestive tract.  Each of the 4 body sections includes a narrated ‘tour’ of that area of the human body, a visual diagram where you can hover over parts and see the name and definition, and an activity to practice putting together all the parts. 

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Neuroscience For Kids

Neuroscience for Kids provides good basic information on the brain that is relevant for any age student!  On the Explore page, you can find listed topics with information pages and visuals on brain basics, higher functions, spinal cord, peripheral nervous system, the neuron, the sensory systems, methods and techniques, drug effects, and neurological & mental disorders.

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Cells Alive

Cells Alive provides interactive visual models and activities to learn animal, plant, and bacteria cell anatomy and to learn the processes of mitosis, cell cycles, dividing bacteria, cancer cells, antibodies, and microscopy.  The site also has free printable study aids for various cell types.

 

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Biology Project

Learn and practice biology concepts. The Biology Project from the University of Arizona is a well rounded online resource providing good information, visual models, and practice exercises for students to learn and study their understanding of various biology concepts.

 

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Inner Body

Study anatomy and physiolgoy using interactive models of body systems and parts. The Inner Body site provides visual interactive models so that you can explore the parts of the body visually and hover your mouse over each part and read the information that pops up about it on the right side as you go.  You can even select “Popular Body Regions” from the top menu such as the heart or the brain and it will give a close up photo and information on each part of that body region as you hover over it!  This is a great tool for learning and practice for all systems of the body studied in anatomy and physiology. 

 

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