Posted by Janet on January 31, 2009
Next week I begin an internship at an anatomical model company, so out of pure interest I started looking up various anatomical model companies all over the US. What I found was an anatomical model system called “Anatomy in Clay.” Rather than a full anatomy model, the “Anatomy in Clay” system offers skeleton mannequins with clay, clay tools, instruction, and learning DVDs so students can learn anatomy by building it. See for yourself at the videos below or check out http://www.anatomyinclay.com/.
I personally wish I had something like this when I learned anatomy (I did attempt to build muscles and nerves using string and cotton balls on a 10 inch skeleton). Here is what some teachers and high school students think of the Anatomy in Clay system:
One more video showing people building muscles, nerves, arteries, veins, and “guts.”
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Posted by Janet on February 20, 2008
The University of Utah Learn Genetics website is full of concise illustrations, photographs, and interactive components that make learning about genetics fun. Try exploring the website by clicking on the links on the right hand column, and you might come across some neat things. My personal favorites are the Biotechniques Virtual Laboratory and Mouse Party (beware of sound). The thing I like about this site is that it presents ideas clearly in a non-intimidating manner, making it appropriate to a wide range of audience. You don’t have to know a lot about genetics to enjoy it, but knowing it will increase your appreciation for the way the information is presented. Despite a large amount of information, the website is easy to navigate. http://learn.genetics.utah.edu/.
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