Sponge Lab Build-A-Body

This is a great website that allows students to “build” the human body system by system by playing an interactive game. Each system has descriptions and provides some facts about various diseases. Students can drag and drop the parts of body such as bones, organs, etc. SpongeLab also has a “Case Study” menu in which students can read about diseases, disorders, and other topics that negatively impact the human body.

Anatomy Arcade

Developed by a teacher of Science and Physical Education in Melbourne, Australia, Anatomy Arcade makes basic human anatomy come alive through games, interactive activities, and videos.

Medical Animation Library

The University of Pennsylvania Health System has a great website offering medical animations and explanations of several medical problems. It also provides several resources on anatomy, physiology, and the human body.

National Nanotechnology Initiative

The National Nanotechnology Initiative has a great list of resources for teachers interested in incorporating nanoscience. Don't miss the student page.

UVA Virtual Lab Website / Hands-on Intro to Nanoscience Class Website

This virtual lab website created by the University of Virginia offers an introduction to Nanoscience with a large backlog of resources. Among them include online homework help for high school students, college freshman, and upper division college students. Virtual Lab also guides students through 50 experiments presented with text and vivid animations in order to explain the processes and designs behind things like semiconductors and generators.


EdHeads creators believe that the internet represents a powerful and innovative educational tool, and that teachers should promote student educational exploration outside of the classroom. EdHeads helps students learn through educational games and activities designed to meet state and national standards. Featured activities include virtual hip and knee replacements, stem cell research, brain surgery, and prosthetic research.


Since 2000, GetBodySmart has been an online anatomy & physiology textbook using animations and in-depth explanations to describe the functions of the human body. Be sure to check out the “Histology” section for several links to well-received medical professional websites, as well as the “Anatomy and Physiology Quizzes” section for helpful teacher resources.

Clinical Diagnosis Search Engine

This customized search engine powered by Google was created by an anatomy and physiology teacher. Much like Google Scholar, this customized search engine will only produce medical and professional research results for anything from the common cold to rare viruses.


This online anatomy guide for middle to early high school students is designed to provide an interactive experience exploring the numerous systems of the human body. Sponsored by Lumosity, learn about the human body, in particular the brain, and how it is responsible for visual recall, spatial reasoning, problem solving, stress, reaction time, language acquisition, and much more. Just for fun, try the “Brain Training Games” listed on the left side.

The Anatomy & Physiology Place

An invaluable resource for students, the Anatomy & Physiology Place is an online accompaniment database for textbooks published by Pearson. Click on any of the textbooks to see their online versions, with additional quizzes, chapter outlines/summaries, and graphics.