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Body Systems



Body Systems

Activity 1
The Pellagra Story

Video on Pellagra - with closed captions

This video segment from A Science Odyssey profiles Dr. Joseph Goldberger and his search for a cure for pellagra, a poorly understood disease that ravaged the American South in the early 1900s. You may right-click on the above link to save the video and view it in full screen. It is recommended that you have the latest version of QuickTime installed to properly view this video. This video is from PBS LearningMedia™.

Dr. Joseph Goldberger and the War on Pellagra

Read biographical information and view photos of Dr. Joseph Goldberger, a physician in the U.S. government’s Hygienic Laboratory (predecessor of the National Institutes of Health). Site maintained by Dr. Alan Kraut, a history professor at American University in Washington, D.C.

PBS’s A Science Odyssey: Dr Joseph Goldberger

See more information on Dr. Joseph Goldberger from PBS’s People and Discoveries.

Activity 3
What's Happening Inside?

Human Anatomy On-line

This site allows an interactive exploration of the human body systems.

Body Systems

Find out some interesting facts about your body systems.

Interactive Body Systems

On this site you will find Arnold and must put his organs back into their proper place.

Activity 4
Digestion: An Absorbing Tale

The Digestive System

Find more information about the organs of the digestive system on this interactive site.

Tissues of the Digestive System

This site is from the SUNY Downstate Medical Center in Brooklyn, NY. It links to a lab manual which includes photographs of microscope slides of the various tissues of digestive organs.

Activity 10
Gas Exchange

Lungs and Breathing

To find out more about the lungs and how we breathe, click on this link from the National Geographic Society.

Lung Movement

Click on the link above to see an animation of lung movement as we breathe.

What is Asthma?

The National Institutes of Health explains how Asthma works.


The Asthma and Allergy Foundation of America explains what Asthma is.

Asthma – Kids Health

Kids Health has an article on Asthma as well as a short video on the lungs and Asthma.

Activity 11
Interacting Systems

Heart Contraction and Blood Flow

To view more information on heart valves and to see an animation on how the valves of the heart work, click on the link above.

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