The links go with the materials learned in the textbook from Topic 1.0 - 4.0.
Living things share certain characteristics and have structures to perform functions Text Page 82
On the Natural Faculties - Galen's Original Book - Are you interested in reading a translation of what Galen actually wrote about his discoveries of how internal body structures worked? Read or download his original book.
Text Page 86
The Big Picture Book of Viruses - This site has excellent pictures of viruses and also groups them in several different ways; by the diseases they cause, by the type of host they infect, and by scientific families.
Text Page 87
The Slow Death of Spontaneous Generation - Here is a good summary of the history of spontaneous generation, provided by the Access Excellence site.
Text Page 88
The Butterfly Website - Learn all about butterflies!
Text Page 89
Spiracles: The Breath of Life - A page from James Cook University (Australia) that has a few excellent electron microscope pictures of insect spiracles.
Text Page 93-95
The Virtual Body - This site is a good place to start learning about the basic systems of the human body.
Cells play a vital role in living things Text Page 98
History of the Light Microscope - Want to know about the interesting beginnings of light microscopy? Start here!
Text Page 103
The Virtual Cell - A beautiful virtual dissection of a plant cell. You can see all of the parts of a plant cell up close! Excellent descriptions of cell structures are included.
Text Pages 103-109
Cells Alive! - Beautiful images and movies of everything from infecting HIV to dividing bacteria. Click on the cell models link; it leads to 3D models of both plant and animal cells.
Text Page 114
Protist Image Data - What is a volvox (hint... it's not a Swedish car)? At this site you can find out what a volvox and many other unicellular organisms look like.
Text Page 115-116
Transport In and Out of Cells - Curious about how substances get across the cell membrane? This page describes diffusion, osmosis and some other ways cell accomplish the transport task.
Text Page 123
Plant Anatomy - The slides you will find at this site were prepared for a university course, but they are excellent microscope pictures of plant parts - can you spot the different plant tissues?
Healthy human function depends on a variety of interacting and reacting systems Text Pages 127-130
How the Body Works - The Digestive System- Want to see the digestive system in action? This cool animation tracks food through the digestive tract. Part of the My Body section of KidsHealth.org.
Text Page 132
Everest - High Exposure: Humans at Altitude - A great site courtesy of Nova and PBS. Hear and read interviews with experts, take brain tests that mountain climbers use, learn about mountain gear and how the body uses oxygen. All this information is combined with excellent pictures.
Text Page 132-134
How the Body Works - Looking at your Lungs- Want to see the respiratory system in action? This cool animation shows how your lungs work and also explains what happens during coughing, sneezing and hiccups. Part of the My Body section of KidsHealth.org.
Text Page 136-137
The Heart: An Online Exploration - This site pumps you through the development, structure, and associated mechanisms of the heart. Good diagrams, plus movies. Even includes a history of heart research.
Text Page 136-137
The Heart and the Circulatory System - This site has it all - history of heart biology, clear descriptions of heart and circulatory system function, suggested activities and great diagrams. This site will definitely "pump you up"!
Text Page 139-140
Blood - If you need to know about blood, this is the site to visit. Clear explanations of what blood is made of and how it is formed.
Text Page 142-143
How The Kidney Works - Diagrams, animations and explanations on how the kidney functions.
Text Page 142
About the Liver - An explanation of how your liver works. Also discusses some of the common liver diseases.
Text Page 143
The Whole Story on Skin - An excellent diagram of skin with clear explanations of what all the parts do. Also has a section on sun safety.
Text Page 146-149
The Nervous System - Everything you might want to know about the nervous sytem, plus more!
Text Page 147-148
Explore the Brain and Spinal Cord - Images are superb, the neurology is interesting and understandable. This is a site worth visiting!
Text Page 148
The Brain is Boss - A great site that describes the different parts of the brain and what they do.
Text Page 148
The Whole Brain Atlas - This site is a little bit complicated, but it has fantastic still and moving images of healthy and diseased brains. It is also explains how doctors image the brain.
Scientific investigation leads to new knowledge about body systems and new medical applications Text Page 156
Louis Pasteur - A page describing Pasteur's life and contributions to science.
Text Page 156
What are Antibiotics? - When they can and can't help; and also try visiting KidsHealth.
Text Page 156-164
Health Topics, A to Z - Look up just about any disease and find out about symptoms, treatments and how they are spread.
Text Page 156-164
Health Canada - The best source of information on how to stay healthy! Learn about treatments for and prevention of disease. Get advice about healthy lifestyles too. Other excellent health sites to visit are; The Heart and Stroke Foundation, The Canadian Lung Association, The Canadian Liver Foundation, and The Canadian Cancer Society.