Human brains are complicated – the most complicated thing in the known universe, many people say. So far we understand little – just that certain regions of the brain appear to be involved in certain activities and certain disorders. Continue reading
Researchers have found that Indonesia’s Bajau people, who for generations have spent the majority of their days diving and hunting underwater, also have genetic adaptations for their unusual lifestyle. Continue reading
A group of scientists say they have discovered a new, fluid-filled space inside human tissue that could be its largest organ. Continue reading
There’s a factory inside you that weighs about 1.4 kilograms and runs for 24 hours a day. It’s your liver: the heaviest organ in your body, which simultaneously acts as a storehouse, a manufacturing hub, and a processing plant. Emma Bryce gives a crash course on the liver and how it helps keep us alive. Continue reading
Across the planet, humans eat on average between 1 and 2.7 kilograms of food a day, and every last scrap makes its way through the digestive system. Comprised of ten organs covering nine meters, this is one of the most complicated systems in the body. Emma Bryce explains how the different parts of the digestive system work to transform your food into the nutrients and energy that keep you alive. Continue reading
The inquiry began by the grade 5 students’ wonderings about two students in the community class after an assembly. They noticed that the students were communicating via Proloquo2go. Continue reading
Written by Emerson Jones.
What an innovative way to teach the human organ systems to your grade 5 students by utilizing the social media program Twitter. Continue reading