Science Classroom Lessons Microscope Mania Pond Water Survey Hydra Investigation Animal Classification Challenge Incredible Edible Cells - Cell Project Construction Zone - Cell Project Mitosis Flip Books Genetics with a Smile + SpongeBob Genetics DNA Keychains & Replication Protein Power Game Egg-cellent Ideas for Osmosis & Diffusion Human Body Activities (Body Systems, Skeletal System, Muscular System) Also see Silly Science - a dichotomous key activity in General Science section! Internet Lessons • The Organ Trail - Challenge your students to create a "Wanted" poster about an organ. This download provides project guidelines, student information, and project worksheets. Links for students can be found on the Health & Human Body links page of the Kid Zone. • Microscopes Online (pdf) (Internet Lesson) - Use this worksheet to help your students explore the history of the microscope as well as other sites listed on the Cells & Microscopes page of the Kid Zone . Also available ... | Back to top |
Virtual Body Would You Eat That? The Game of Naming What's in What You Eat Getting the most out of what you eat takes knowing what's in your food. While packaged and prepared food can save time, it takes a lot of chemistry to keep those items edible on the long trip from the factory to your face. Play "Would You Eat That?" It's the game that makes you look at Your Appetite in a whole new light. Play the Game » Yoga Anatomy - Release Your Psoas Use this practice to create the internal awareness to break habits and access this deep muscle key for freedom and ease in the hips. The internal awareness that develops through yoga is the most important tool for learning to release the psoas. And releasing the psoas will bring new freedom, ease, and structural integrity to your yoga practice. It can be difficult at first to access the subtle sensations of the psoas. Buried in the body, engaged in habitual patterns of holding (especially when you’re sitting or standing), and deeply linked to your emotions, the psoas is best approached with quiet attention, patience, and perseverance. Awareness is the first key. Constructive Rest Position Rather than trying to instantly correct all the imbalances and habitual compensations you’ve developed throughout your life, we’ll begin by simply releasing the psoas in a posture called constructive rest position. Now that you’re in position, shift your awareness to the support of your bones.
touch experiments Touch Experiments Some of these experiments require a blindfold. Keep in mind that some people do not like to be blindfolded...you could ask them to keep their eyes closed, but don't count on them having their eyes closed for a very long time. The skin is the largest sensory organ of the body. The skin is sensitive to many different kinds of "stimuli", such as touch, pressure, and temperature. Fine Fingers Grades K-6 We have the ability to tell whether objects are cold, hot, smooth or rough. smooth (an apple) rough (sand paper; rock) cold (ice) warm (a sun-warmed piece of metal) Tell someone to close their eyes (or use a blindfold) and touch the items to the person's hands or fingers. Sand Paper Rankings Grades K-12 To demonstrate the exquisite sensitivity of our sense of touch, try this one. Questions and Comparisons: Check to see if you (or your test subject) did it right. Materials: Sandpaper - various grades Wood Blocks (optional) 2-Point Discrimination Grades 3-12 Map Your Homunculus Materials
Neuroscience For Kids The smell of a flower - The memory of a walk in the park - The pain of stepping on a nail. These experiences are made possible by the 3 pounds of tissue in our heads...the BRAIN!! Neuroscience for Kids has been created for all students and teachers who would like to learn about the nervous system. Discover the exciting world of the brain, spinal cord, neurons and the senses. Use the experiments, activities and games to help you learn about the nervous system. There are plenty of links to other web sites for you to explore. Can't find what you are looking for? Portions of Neuroscience for Kids are available in Spanish, Slovene, Chinese, Portuguese, Italian, Korean, Dutch, Telugu, Japanese, Belarusian, Serbian, Russian and Turkish. "Neuroscience for Kids" is maintained by Eric H.
Virtual Microscope Filet Mignon AKA the Psoas | Justine @ Elements Several people have commented on the photo of the psoas muscle in our last newsletter. It is quite an impressive muscle, the thickest muscle in our bodies and the only muscle that connects our thighs to our trunk. It originates from the front of the lumbar and last thoracic vertebra (transverse process of T12-L5 and the lateral aspect of the disks) and attaches to the inside of the thigh (lesser tubercle of the femur). The psoas is joined at the hip, by the iliacus, which travels from hip to thigh. Together, the psoas and iliacus make up the iliopsoas, the body’s most powerful hip flexor. For the expert athlete and the regular exerciser it is very important to keep this powerful muscle in tune. Sitting for long hours can be just as destructive for the psoas. As you can see a weak or overworked psoas can wreck havoc on your spine. One way to test if your psoas is tight is to lie on your back with your legs straight, hug one knee to your chest. Like this: Like Loading...