Kids' Web Classroom: Human Body Science
This section provides kid-appropriate sites that
you might want to let your students explore on
their own, or with your guidance.
Come to Your Senses
Use the sidebar or click on Mr.
Potato Head for a detailed tour through the five
senses, complete with smart text and diagrams and
"sense-sational" facts and links.
both the Flash plug-in and sound, this site might be too
intensive for some users. But if your computer and
connection can manage it, this site is excellent. The Health
section of BrainPOP offers dozens of
kid-oriented animated movies about a huge spectrum of health
topics like broken bones, cells, digestion, diabetes, drug
abuse, genetics, and puberty, just to name a few. All of the
movies were created directly in response to questions that
Your Gross and Cool Body
Who doesn't want to explore a site that explains
burps, snot, zits, and eye gunk? This is a fun and
educational site for kids of all ages. It also explores the
body systems using kid-friendly explanations.
ThinkQuest site created by students is geared towards
students aged 11 through 16. Click on the Tour, and you'll
be taken on an informative trip through the human body.
There are also some quick and fun experiments that are worth
is devoted to talking to kids about the health issues that
matter to them, exploring everything from butterflies in the
stomach and bug bites to conjunctivitis and chicken pox, as
well as staying healthy, growing up, and safety. There's
also a large section dedicated to feelings, including topics
like dealing with divorce, shyness, and bullies.
Power! Get Body Wise!
As part of the U.S. Department of Health and Human
Services' Girl Power! project, this section of the site is
devoted to talking to girls about body image, eating right
(including staying away from diets), fitness, eating
disorders, and chronic illness or disability. Although the
topics are weighty, the writing strikes the right tone of
fun, manageable empowerment.
Connecticut Association for Human Services created this site
for kids to learn about nutrition through activities,
quizzes, adding comments of their own, and reading about
what other kids have to say. The site explores themes like
the USDA food pyramid, making smart choices about food
selection, hunger in the world, books, facts, and the
Question of the Month. Teachers, be sure to look at the
Teachers Guide section.
Kids Health Zone
Geared for students approaching middle school age, this site
seeks to help kids learn about making nutritious food
choices, with features that clarify nutrition facts labels
and helps choose the most healthful selections at fast food
Created by the
Pacific Science Center, the Nutrition Cafe offers
educational nutrition based online activities for kids. Play
a Jeopardy-style game called Grab-a-Grape, seek out the
missing nutrient in the Hangman-style Nutrition Sleuth, and
check out the food value of your meals at the Have-a-Bite