Explore the heart. Discover the complexities of its development and structure. Follow the blood through the blood vessels. Wander through the weblike body systems. Learn how to have a healthy heart and how to monitor your heart's health. Look back at the history of heart science.

The Franklin Institute Resources for Science Learning website,, is an effort of the Educational Technology Programs team. The team is part of The Franklin Institute's Center for Innovation in Science Learning (CISL).

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A webspace built for the latest health information that will educate and entertain kids and adults alike. Discover our other popular features such as Health Calculators, Kids Health(c), and the Breast Cancer Guide in addition to the Virtual Body.


Begin by choosing your system....Endocrine, Skeletal, Lymphatic, Cardiovascular, etc. Mouse over the system you want to explore and go to an interactive view of the body system you want to explore. Mouse over specific views and parts to get definitions. Very interactive and well designed. Systems include human reproductive views as well. This site should be used by 5th grade and up. InnerBody is maintained by IntelliMed Corporation.


Grades 4 and up Visually Learn About the Human Body Using Our Interactive "Flash" Animations

According to the site creator, "Get Body Smart is an interactive eBook about human anatomy and physiology. The contents and design of this long-term project are based on my 21 years of teaching this material at the university level." Topic areas include overview of human body systems, skeletal, muscle tissue physiology, muscular system, nervous system, circulatory/cardiovascular, respiratory, histology, and urinary systems. Don't miss the interactive quizzes.


Welcome to BiologyInMotion! Here you will find animations, interactive activities, and cartoons designed to make learning biology a richer, more engaging experience. After years of teaching biology in various colleges and universities, I (Dr. Saul) began developing my own graphics and multimedia, mainly for in-class presentation. The many positive responses I received led me to initiate this website, where you will find an ever-growing collection of resources. New additions will include interactive tutorials, quizzes, and other activities, in addition to updated versions of the many biology cartoons currently gathering dust in my portfolio.

"Please help me, I have lost all my organs", a fun interactive game that requires students to load body systems/organs in to the "Arnold" character (who happens to sound like a certain actor turned California governor). Very amusing and lots of fun!


If you're looking for information you can trust about kids and teens that's free of "doctor speak," you've come to the right place. KidsHealth is the most-visited site on the Web for information about health, behavior, and development from before birth through the teen years.

On a typical weekday, more than 500,000 people visit KidsHealth. One of the things that makes KidsHealth special is that it's really three sites in one: with sections for parents, for kids, and for teens. Activities, handouts, movies,and diagrams.


Cells Alive!

The Biology Project

Loads of factual information including a time line of discoveries, etc.

Cell Structure and Function online quiz--from the Biology Project people a very good, straightforward online quiz, maybe something students could do before an exam?

Cells for Kids--really deep website with loads of links including the ability to blow up an animal or plant cell cross section and hyperlink to labeled parts for more information--this one needs to be explored

Excellent 3-D images of the various cell structures with definitions--Like this one because images are not cartoony

Animal Cell Anatomy--Enchanted Learning great cross section view with definitions but all related materials are fee-based (subscription required)

Cell Inspector-Loved this one--great review and fun to play (will need Shockwave on your computers)


Virtual Cell Animation Collection!

This collection has been developed to introduce students to new concepts. By walking through the still images and movie included for each topic, viewers are in control of choosing the learning style that best fits their needs.