Human Body: Support System
Learn about the three types of muscles in your body. Find out how they work in pairs and learn what happens when they are stretched too far. There is also information about cells, joints, and bones. Includes movies, diagrams, and word searches. There are links to eThemes Resources on the human body and the five senses.
BrainPOP Jr: Bones
Watch the movie and take the quiz. Try the "Activity," "Word Wall," and much more.
Your Gross and Cool Body: Muscles
Learn about voluntary and involuntary muscles and how muscles work in pairs. NOTE: The site includes topics about various bodily functions.
Kids Health: Strains and Sprains
Read about what happens when your muscles are stretched too much. Click on "Next Page" to advance through the article.
Kids Health: Muscles
This article explains how the 650 muscles in our bodies work. Click on "Next Page" to advance through the article and to learn about the importance of tendons.
ThinkQuest: Muscle Activity Sheet
Try labeling the three types of muscles.
ThinkQuest: Muscle Man Diagram
Try labeling the muscles on this diagram.
How Stuff Works: Muscles
This article about muscles includes photographs of muscles cells and an animation that shows how muscles work. NOTE: The site includes ads.
ABC Teach: Muscle Word Search
Try to find the words about muscles in this puzzle.
Discovery School: Muscles in Motion
This lesson plan offers two activity ideas for students to learn about muscles.
Kids Health: The Big Story on Bones
Read an article about bones. Includes information about joints. The first page has a link to a diagram of a bone.
Kids Health: My Body
Explore this site for information about different organs and body systems. Includes information about the brain, the most important tissue in your body. The articles are written for kids.
BBC: Human Body and Mind
Students can choose a "Skeleton Game" or a "Skeleton Anatomy Diagram." NOTE: The "Talk" link leads to message boards.
Watch the movie and take the quiz. NOTE: Site available by subscription only.
InnerBody: Muscular System
This site has color diagrams, animations, and tutorials. NOTE: The site includes ads.
eThemes Resource: Human Body Systems
Learn about the different human body systems and how they function in these sites that are written for elementary students. Includes illustrations, animated movies, and online quizzes.
eThemes Resource: Human Body: Five Senses
These sites cover the five senses of sight, smell, taste, touch, and hearing. Includes information about the different body organs that our senses use and animals and their unique senses. There are class activity ideas and an online game about the senses.
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