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Human Organ Systems

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Human anatomy is the study of the systems of the body which is made up of cells, tissues, and organs. Human anatomy is important to study to help as it explains how organs and other structures of the body work. There are eight systems in the human body. Each system relies on the others to keep the body functioning.
The systems of the body includes are the circulatory, immune, skeletal, excretory, muscular, endocrine, digestive, nervous and respiratory systems. It is important to understand how human body systems work together.
In this topic guide you will find information and activities that will explain and assist you in understanding how each body system works and its the purpose of it.

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Body Focus
Discover fun facts about the brain, ears, eyes, lungs, bones, and body systems.

Human Machine
Learn about the brain, cells, organs, skeleton, and muscles.

Body Systems
Learn about the circulatory system, nervous system, muscular system, digestive system, respiratory system, and skeletal system.

Human Body
Discover how all parts of the body function together.

Canadian Encyclopedia
Canadian Encyclopedia

Your best source of info on Canadian topics. Use the search box to find in-depth articles from the Canadian Encyclopedia, Maclean's Magazine, Canadian Encyclopedia of Music, and TV and radio spots such as Historica Minutes.

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Science & Technology for Kids

Look here for information on science, animals, planets and space. Good for grades 4-8.

World Book
World Book

The full print encyclopedia plus additional articles, videos, sound clips and links to websites.

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A fun video for young children learning about the skeleton.