Anatomy (from the Greek word anatome,”dissection”), is a branch of natural science dealing with the structural organization of living things. It is an old science, having its beginnings in prehistoric times. For centuries anatomical knowledge consisted largely of observations of dissected plants and animals. The proper understanding of structure, however, implies a knowledge of function in the living organism. Anatomy is therefore almost inseparable from physiology, which is sometimes called functional anatomy. As one of the basic life sciences, anatomy is closely related to medicine and to other branches of biology.

Anatomycorner is a sister-site to biologycorner.com.  Some of the resources on this site may be the same or similar to resources found at biologycorner.com.  This site is devoted to compiling human anatomy resources for both students and teachers of anatomy.   Worksheets, notes, quizzes and power point presentations can be found on the “Anatomy Topics” menu.   Resources are developed for high school anatomy but could be modified to work for younger students or college-age students.

The majority of students use this site during labs to help them identify the locations of structures on the brain, the cat, and the heart.  The galleries are designed to help students identify structures on their own and compare their own specimen to labeled specimens on the site.  The galleries can also serve as a study aid for practice for exams.  The images come in two formats:  labeled and unlabeled.  Encourage students to identify structures on the unlabeled images before clicking forward to the labeled ones.

If you are interested in my daily anatomy activities, you can follow my twitter feed @musko101 .  I use twitter to remind students of assignments and provide additional study aids and practice.

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