Anatomy and Physiology
A CRLA Project by Mary Sharon
This site is designed for students in Anatomy and Physiology classes at oLone Star College-Tomball. It includes a list of helpful links to active Internet sites where students can find additional information to help them understand terminology and processes in the biological sciences. Each link is hyperlinked to a discussion of the content of the site and the biological principle or system to which it relates.
- Interactive Tutorial on the Sheep Heart
Excellent site created by Dr. J. Crimando of Gateway Community College. Great way to learn the sheep heart. Highly, highly recommended. 4 stars.
- Tuturorial on Cat Internal Anatomy
Pretty cool tutorial on cat vasculature and internal organs.
- Virtual Cat Dissection
Not a bad site from Penn State Erie. Has some quality pictures.
- Labeled Dissection Images from Tyler JC.
- Online Cat Dissection
Pretty neat site from thinkquest.org. Has some good images and even videos.
- Interactive Tutorial on Internal Heart Anatomy
Another great site from GCC. This one has an interactive test you can use to test yourself. Highly recommended.
- Tutorial on the Posterior Heart
Another great tutorial from Dr. J. Crimando.
- Human and Sheep Heart Photos
Lots of decent pictures.
- Interactive Heart Anatomy from the Texas Heart Institute
- How to Measure BP and What It All Means
- Heart Animations!!
Some pretty neat animations of how the heart works. Illustrates pressure gradients, valve operation and several other salient features. Check it out.
- Crossword Puzzle on the Circulatory System.
A fun way to learn!
- Hematology Tutorial
Decent site with nice pictures. Gives you the low down on blood and blood cells.
- Tutorial on Blood Types.
Gives good information on blood types and contains some OK problems. A little heavy on the genetics, but it's good stuff to know.
- Another Tutorial on Blood Components and Blood Types
- Tutorial Site on Skull Anatomy
Awesome! Really helpful. From Gateway Community College.
- Tutorial on Hand Anatomy
Another really good tutorial.
Site has bone pictures that can be rotated in most directions. Probably the closest thing to actually holding them in your hand.
- Good Site from Penn State
Lots of decent pictures that you can quiz yourself with.
- Interactive 3D Skull
Decent site for skull study
- Neuroscience for Kids!
Don't let the name fool you. This site has a lot of good info, often explained quite well.
- Really neat, interactive dissection of a sheep's brain
- Basic Neural Processes
Good quizzes and a real nice animated discussion of the chemical basis of the action potential
- Sheep Brain Tutorial
Nice tutorial from Dr. Crimando.
- Tutorial on the 12 Cranial Nerves
Another tutorial worth checking out!
- Atlas of the Human Brain
Comprehensive site full of images and pathological information. For the serious student.
- Complete Listing of All the Muscles in the Human Body
Very nice reference.
- Muscles Tutorial
Interactive java-based tutorial. Very good for quizzing yourself. This one is also courtesy of Dr. J. Crimando of Gateway Community College.
- Myosin-Actin Animation
Neat animation of the interaction between myosin, actin, tropomyosin, troponin, ATP, and Ca2+. Watch it twice!
Embryology and Development
- The Visible Embryo - Stages of Human Development
Nice pictorial showing each stage of development. Worth a glance.
- Immunobiology Animations
Some pretty neat and detailed animations concerning immune system activities. Some are too detailed and advanced, while others are more rudimentary and appropriate for A&P.
- Immunology Tutorial
Good but lengthy site
- Tutorial on the Thyroid Gland
Another nice tutorial from Gateway Community College
Other Useful/Interesting Stuff
- Membrane Transport
Great FLASH animation that covers the basics of membrane transport.
- Organ, Tissue, and Cell Games
Play and Learn!
- Body Cavity and Body Region Games
Learn and Play!
- Body Structure Word Games
Kind of easy, but kind of fun.
- Learn’em Easy. A good place for muscles, bones, etc. in fun to do tutorials.