Biology Classes:

Here are some great links and resources for helping you ace your bio-science classes. We include links for general biology, anatomy and physiology, as well as some important information on pathology.

If you have sugestions for great online content that you believe would be a match for this page, please feel free to submit that here.

Medical dictionaries and similar whatnots:

Here is a great link recommended by Ms. Ashford's summer school class.

A Nurse's Guide to the Human Body

PS I hear they get cookies  if I post this... and I happen to LOVE cookies... Also, it's a great website!

Here is a great website recommended to me by Mrs. Gold's home-school class!

Health Guide To The Human Body For Kids

Here is a wonderful website recommended to me by a group of kids out in Colorado who are working on an Anatomy Project.It overviews the human body in a really simple way:

Human Anatomy (by

This is a great series on biology. It covers all the topics you would find in a general biology class. Accept, that it is... well entertaining! Enjoy!

This is a great college level course, taught by a college professor. She intigrates A&P into biology and offers a lot of great incite into medical terminology.

::Muscles, Bones, and Fascia::

Muscle contraction:

Sliding filament theory

Types of muscle contractions


Some simple charts to explain how muscle innervation works.

  • Muscle-Nerve =>
  • Subluxations =>
  • Peripheral NS =>
  • Spinal nerves  =>

Sample Class Assignments:

Create a palpation journal:

I assign a section of the body, say "shoulder and arm" and have my students palpate the skin and superficial fascia of the region, the boney landmarks of the region, as well as select muscles of the same region. The students typically do this on 3 out-of-class-clients, to feel the difference between serious body types.

Here is a sample handout

Who attaches to this bone?

This is a group activity we do in class. Take a given bone, such as the scapula, and see how many muscles attach to it. Name each muscle attaching to the superior, inferior, medial, lateral, anterior, and posterior sections.

Now, once we have determined which muscles attach to this bone - see what other bones said muscles attach to. Thus the scapula is connected to (by way of muscles) all these other bones!

These two links will get you started:

What should  be listining for?

Here are a couple versions of the lecture note handout I have used over the years. When students are at a loss for what to jot down, some tend to write nothing while others write everything!

So, I have experimented with all sorts of things - here are a couple versions of the handout I have used most often:


trigger point charts (this site contains images of muscles and their pain patterns).
myofascial meridians (This PDF file is a brief overview with images of the myofascial channels.)

Fascial Tensegrity [Awesome!!!] (Tom Myers)

Fluidity of Fascia (John Barnes)

Light and Consciousness flow through Fascia!!! (John Barnes)

BBC Documentary on Acupuncture [Reminds me a lot of the light and consciousness model of fascia]

Self Unwinding (John Barnes)

Strolling under The Skin (Tensegrity, Fluidity, & Sliding Mechanics - clip)

The microvacuoles

(Tensegrity, Fluidity, & Sliding Mechanics - article)

Research and massage therapy II

(piezoelectric effect in connective tissue)

The Fuzz Speech! (Gil Hedly)
The Fuzz Revisited ( Gil Hedly)

Fascial Basics: foam rolling, and basic explanation of fascia

Arch of the Foot (Leslie Kaminof)

Anatomy of Breathing (PDF) (Leslie Kaminof)

::Endocrine System::

endocrine short and sweet.pdf endocrine short and sweet.pdf
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Lymphatic and Immune System

::Nervous and Sensory Systems::


::Other helpful biology tidbits::


cool heart handout.pdf cool heart handout.pdf
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This wiki page  is an online run by medical professionals. Check it out!

 When the Body was First Made,
All Its Parts Wanted to be Boss...

THE BRAIN SAID : Since I control everything and do all the work I should be boss.

THE FEET SAID: Since I carry people where they want to go and get them to do what the Brain wants, I should be boss.

THE HANDS SAID: Since I must do all the work and earn all the money to keep all the rest of you going, I should be boss.

THE EYES SAID: Since I must look out for all of you and tell you where danger lurks, I should be boss.

And so it went with the Heart, the Ears, and the Lungs.

Finally the Anus spoke up and demanded that he be boss. All the other parts laughed and laughed at the idea of an anus being boss.

The Anus was so angered that he blocked himself off and refused to function. Soon the Brain was feverish, the Eyes crossed and ached, the Feet were too weak to walk, the Hands hung limply at his side, the Heart and Lungs struggled to keep going.

All pleaded with the Brain to relent and let the Anus be boss, and so it happened. All parts did the work and the Anus just bossed and passed out a lot of crap.

MORAL: You don't have to be a brain to be boss, just an a&$hole.
Helpful study sites:
Inner Body (interactive anatomical models for all systems)

Free Books (medical books on various topics in anatomy)

Wes Norman (Anatomy review from Georgetown University professor Wesley Norman, PhD)

Web Anatomy (University of Minnesota website)


Inner Body (interactive anatomical models for all systems)