Wednesday, May 18, 2011

eSkeletons - No Bones About it!

Let's face it, we all have some "skeletons in the closet", right?  Maybe one of yours is lack of cool resources about skeletal anatomy?  Let's face it, drawings in text books can be "bone dry".  Well, the resource for today is one you can use to really "bone up" on skeleton info about human and several primates.  Ok, sorry enough with the puns.

E Skeletons from The University of Texas at Austin offers more information about human and non-human primate skeletal anatomy than you can shake a femur at!  Click on one of the specific skeltons to look more closely at all the different parts.  You can get different views of each specific bone (just click on an area, choose the bone you want to see {listed under the skeleton}, and choose the different views to get an in-depth look).

The site can definitely be used at a college level with all the information available.  However, being able to just see the bones isolated from the rest of the skeletal structure would be beneficial for as low as a 5th grade class studying human anatomy. 

1 comment:

  1. What a neat site! I wonder how educators have implemented this site into their lessons. Do you know of anyone who has and how they did it?