How the Body Works

This is an animated, interactive atlas of child anatomy and physiology. Care providers can use the pictures and animations in How the Body Works to help parents and families see and understand how organs normally work, and how they are affected by illness. Parents can then review this material wherever they have access to the Internet.

And now, thanks to a collaborative partnership with the University Health Network, we are able to provide access to mobile friendly versions of selected modules. Now you can use these teaching tools at the bedside or on the go with your tablet or smartphone.


Brain

An interactive teaching aid about brain anatomy and function, including a virtual rubber model of the brain that you can take apart, label, and draw on.

Ear

An interactive teaching aid illustrating the anatomy and functions of the ear, including a virtual rollover model of the outer, middle, and inner ear.

Eye

An interactive teaching aid illustrating the anatomy and functions of the eye, including a virtual rollover model and how vision works.

Genetics

An interactive teaching aid about genetics, how they work and cellular division, including sections on chromosomes, DNA, and karyotypes.

Heart

An interactive teaching aid illustrating the anatomy and function of the heart, including animations showing how blood flows through the heart and electrical conduction.

Bladder

An interactive teaching aid illustrating the anatomy and function of the bladder and urinary system in newborns and children.

Kidneys

An interactive teaching aid illustrating the anatomy and function of the kidneys and urinary system in newborns and children.

Respiratory system

An interactive teaching aid illustrating the anatomy and functions of the lungs and airways, and the respiratory system's role in the body.

Sex Development

An interactive teaching aid about sex development from conception through puberty, including sections on developmental variations such as hypospadias and CAH.

Skeleton

An interactive teaching aid illustrating the anatomy and function of the skeleton, including animations on how bones grow and on how joints work.

 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 




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