1. Cut to the Heart

Source: NOVA

Examine the function of the heart and facts about how the heart works. Identify the parts of the heart and the steps by which the heart pumps blood through the body.

Grade Level: 6-8, 9-12

Subjects: Health & Fitness, Science & Tech

Topics: Body Systems & Senses. Medicine. Human Biology.

Resource Type: Interactive/Online Activity

2. Deadly Ascent: Body Breakdowns

Source: NOVA

Explore the injuries mountain climbers can sustain when they reach high altitudes, and discover how extreme cold can damage the human body.

Grade Level: 6-8

Subjects: Health & Fitness

Topics: Body Systems & Senses.

Resource Type: Interactive/Online Activity

3. Heart Healthy Glossary

Source: The Mysterious Human Heart

Define words and terms associated with heart health.

Grade Level: 6-8, 9-12

Subjects: Health & Fitness, Science & Tech

Topics: Body Systems & Senses. Human Biology.

Resource Type: Interactive/Online Activity

4. History of the Heart

Source: The Mysterious Human Heart

Explore the history of knowledge about how the human heart works -- from development of the model of the blood system in 1628 to the creation of artificial heart muscle tissue using human embryonic stem cells in 2007 -- using an interactive timeline.

Grade Level: 6-8, 9-12

Subjects: Health & Fitness, Science & Tech

Topics: Body Systems & Senses. Human Biology. Technological Advances.

Resource Type: Interactive/Online Activity

5. Myths & Misconceptions

Source: The Mysterious Human Heart

Test your knowledge of the human heart, heart disease and heart health with this interactive quiz.

Grade Level: 6-8, 9-12

Subjects: Health & Fitness, Science & Tech

Topics: Body Systems & Senses. Consumer Health. Human Biology.

Resource Type: Interactive/Online Activity

6. NOVA scienceNOW - Mirror Neurons: Research Update

Source: NOVA

Examine the relationship between physical skills and mirror neuron systems. Explore how your personal motor repertoire, the things that you yourself have learned to do, changes the way that your brain responds when you see movement.

Grade Level: 6-8, 9-12

Subjects: Health & Fitness, Science & Tech

Topics: Body Systems & Senses. Human Biology.

Resource Type: Interactive/Online Activity

7. NOVA scienceNOW - Sleep: The Sleep-Memory Connection

Source: NOVA

Explore the stages of a good night's sleep and the research linking sleep to memory with this interactive resource.

Grade Level: 6-8, 9-12

Subjects: Health & Fitness, Science & Tech

Topics: Body Systems & Senses. Psychology. Human Biology.

Resource Type: Interactive/Online Activity

8. Secrets of the Mind: Probe the Brain

Source: NOVA

Explore the function of the brain's motor cortex to control the movement of the body's muscles by reliving Canadian brain surgeon Wilder Penfield's exploration of the brain.

Grade Level: 6-8, 9-12

Subjects: Health & Fitness, Science & Tech

Topics: Body Systems & Senses. Medicine. Human Biology.

Resource Type: Interactive/Online Activity

9. Surviving AIDS: Fighting Back (Hot Science)

Source: NOVA

Explore the body's immune system to understand how a virus enters the body and how the human body fights against the viruses like the mumps virus and HIV.

Grade Level: 6-8, 9-12

Subjects: Health & Fitness, Science & Tech

Topics: Body Systems & Senses. Disease. Public/World Health. Human Biology. Microbiology.

Resource Type: Interactive/Online Activity

10. Test Your Brain

Source: NOVA

Investigate the effect of oxygen deprivation on brain function and test the changes in mental abilities climbers experience as they climb to ever-higher altitudes, in this virtual experiment.

Grade Level: 6-8, 9-12

Subjects: Health & Fitness, Science & Tech

Topics: Body Systems & Senses. Medicine. Human Biology.

Resource Type: Interactive/Online Activity

11. Tour of the Heart

Source: The Mysterious Human Heart

Explore the anatomy of the human heart, chart circulation to and within the heart and examine heartbeat regulation with this interactive "tour" of the heart.

Grade Level: 6-8, 9-12

Subjects: Health & Fitness, Science & Tech

Topics: Body Systems & Senses. Human Biology.

Resource Type: Interactive/Online Activity