Online Dissection Resources

The following are humane life science education resources and virtual dissections that are available online. They are a combination of free and affordable web-based, app-based, and downloadable items. Use the key below to easily find which resources are right for you.

  • FREE Indicates resources that are free. 
  • dollar sign Indicates resources that require a fee for use.
  • computer mouse arrow Indicates web-based resources that are accessible online and do not require download (compatible with most devices that can access the internet). 
  • Google Play Indicates resources that are available through Google Play (may be compatible with Chromebook and other Google or Android devices).
  • apple icon Indicates resources that are available through iOS, MacOS, or available for download on Apple devices (may be compatible with iPad and other Apple devices).  
  • windows Indicates resources that are available for download on Windows devices (Compatible with most devices excluding Chromebooks and Apple products).

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dollar signGoogle Playapple iconwindows 3D Bird Anatomy by Biosphera: A virtual 3D interactive model that allows you to explore anatomy in great detail as you go through labeled body systems one-by-one, from every possible angle. Purchase and download for Windows, Google Play, or iOS (iPhone, iPad, or iPod Touch 11.0 or later). 

FREEcomputer mouse arrow All About Bird Anatomy by The Cornell University Lab of Ornithology Bird Academy: Discover and explore all 11 of the virtual bird's anatomical systems using Cornell Lab's interactive learning tool, then activate flashcard mode to quiz yourself. Access online. 

dollar signcomputer mouse arrow Bird 3D Dissection Model (Getting Nerdy with Mel & Gerdy)A 3D dissection model (paper or vinyl) accompanied by a digital lesson plan for educators. Purchase includes the physical model, PowerPoint slides, PDF handouts, guided reading, graphic organizers, dissection templates, extension questions, and answer keys. 

dollar signcomputer mouse arrow Chicken Genetics Gizmo (ExploreLearning): Web-based platform where students can breed "pure" chickens with known genotypes that exhibit specific feather colors, and learn how traits are passed on via codominant genes. Student Exploration sheets, Answer key, Teacher Guide, and Vocabulary sheet included. Access online. 

FREEcomputer mouse arrow Oh Worm! Chicken Wing Dissection (Video): A great dissection video with fun and informative commentary. Access online.

FREEcomputer mouse arrow Oh Worm! Pigeon Dissection (Video): A great dissection video with fun and informative commentary. Access online.

 


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dollar signGoogle Playapple iconwindows 3D Cat Anatomy by Biosphera: A virtual 3D interactive model that allows you to explore anatomy in great detail as you go through labeled body systems one-by-one, from every possible angle. Purchase and download for Windows, Google Play, or iOS (iPhone, iPad, or iPod Touch 11.0 or later).
FREEcomputer mouse arrow AnatomyCorner.com's Cat Dissection: A gallery that contains images of the cat dissection. The primary focus is on the digestive, reproductive, urinary, and respiratory system. Access online.
dollar signcomputer mouse arrow Anatomy & Physiology Revealed: Cat: A comprehensive, interactive virtual dissection tool with realistic visuals, informative descriptions, quiz questions, and more. Contact McGraw Hill to purchase and access online.
dollar signcomputer mouse arrow Cat 3D Dissection Model (Getting Nerdy with Mel & Gerdy): A 3D dissection model (paper or vinyl) accompanied by a digital lesson plan for educators. Purchase includes the physical model, PowerPoint slides, PDF handouts, guided reading, graphic organizers, dissection templates, extension questions, and answer keys. 
FREEcomputer mouse arrow Cat Muscular System Page, PSU: Real photographs of the cat muscular system. Access online.
dollar signcomputer mouse arrow eMind Cat: An NGSS-aligned virtual dissection which includes labs and tests. Purchase and access online. PS: Get 25% off all eMind site licenses with promo code "animalearn"
dollar signwindows Inside Explorer - Pets - by Interspectral: Inside Explorer is an interactive software that allow its users to explore visualizations of 3D data, showcasing 3D-visualizations based on CT-scans, combined with several 3D methods for realistic and fascinating results. The Pets content gallery includes a Mixed Breed Cat among other animals. 14 Day Free Trial available.
FREEcomputer mouse arrow Kenyon College Cat Anatomy Tutorial: A photograph-based walkthrough of a cat dissection with in-depth descriptions. Access online.
FREEwindows Leap Motion Cat Explorer: A virtual reality experience that reveals the anatomy of a cat in a fun, cartoon style. Free to download, but requires an Oculus Rift or HTC Vive and Windows to operate.
FREEdollar signcomputer mouse arrow Meowsis Stem Case (ExploreLearning): Web-based platform where students perform as a geneticist in an animal hospital. Students learn about genetic changes in meiosis to determine the reason why a male cat can have calico fur coloring. Available at a High School level, which is Free, or the AP level, which is paid. Teacher Guide and Expanded Handbook included. Access online. 

FREEcomputer mouse arrow Virtual Cat Anatomy: A cat dissection slide show. Access online.

 


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dollar signcomputer mouse arrow Crayfish 3D Dissection Model (Getting Nerdy with Mel & Gerdy)A 3D dissection model (paper or vinyl) accompanied by a digital lesson plan for educators. Purchase includes the physical model, PowerPoint slides, PDF handouts, guided reading, graphic organizers, dissection templates, extension questions, and answer keys. 

FREEcomputer mouse arrow Dissection 101 - Crayfish (PBS): Dissection lesson plans, videos, and quizzes. Access online.

dollar signcomputer mouse arrow eMind InvertebrateAn NGSS-aligned virtual dissection which includes labs and tests. Purchase and access online. PS: Get 25% off all eMind site licenses with promo code "animalearn"

FREEcomputer mouse arrow Internal Anatomy of the Crayfish: A labeled image of the internal anatomy of the crayfish with descriptions. Access online.

FREEcomputer mouse arrow Oh Worm! Crayfish Dissection (Video): A great dissection video with fun and informative commentary. Access online.

FREEcomputer mouse arrow University of Buffalo’s Crayfish: Labeled photographs of crayfish anatomy. Access online.

 


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dollar signGoogle Playapple iconwindows 3D Dog Anatomy by Biosphera: A virtual 3D interactive model that allows you to explore anatomy in great detail as you go through labeled body systems one-by-one, from every possible angle. Purchase and download for Windows, Google Play, or iOS (iPhone, iPad, or iPod Touch 11.0 or later). 

dollar signcomputer mouse arrow CSU’s Virtual Canine Anatomy: Interactive images, dissection walkthroughs, and quizzes. Purchase and access online. 

dollar signcomputer mouse arrow Dog Enzyme Stem Case (ExploreLearning): Web-based platform where students can perform as a veterinary technician to learn about enzymes by helping a dog that has been eating normally but is losing a lot of weight. Available at a High School or AP level. Teacher Guide, Expanded Handbook, and Lesson Materials included. Access online. 

dollar signwindows Inside Explorer - Pets - by Interspectral: Inside Explorer is an interactive software that allow its users to explore visualizations of 3D data, showcasing 3D-visualizations based on CT-scans, combined with several 3D methods for realistic and fascinating results. The Pets content gallery includes a Chihuahua, German Terrier, Irish Setter, and Crossbreed Dogs, among other animals. 14 Day Free Trial available.

FREEGoogle Play Vet-Anatomy: An atlas of veterinary anatomy based on veterinary medical imaging. Download for free through Google Play.

dollar signGoogle Play Visual Anatomy 3D – Canine: An interactive 3D model of canine anatomy. Purchase and download through Google Play.

 


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FREEcomputer mouse arrow Dissection 101 - Earthworm (PBS)Dissection lesson plans, videos, and quizzes. Access online.

dollar signcomputer mouse arrow eMind InvertebrateAn NGSS-aligned virtual dissection which includes labs and tests. Purchase and access online. PS: Get 25% off all eMind site licenses with promo code "animalearn"

FREEcomputer mouse arrow Oh Worm! Earthworm Dissection (Video): A great dissection video with fun and informative commentary. Access online.

FREEcomputer mouse arrow University of Buffalo's Earthworm: Labeled photographs of earthworm anatomy. Access online.

FREEcomputer mouse arrow University of Illinois: Worm Anatomy: A child-friendly overview of earthworm anatomy, taxonomy, history, ecology, fun facts, and more. Access online.

dollar signcomputer mouse arrow Worm 3D Dissection Model (Getting Nerdy with Mel & Gerdy)A 3D dissection model (paper or vinyl) accompanied by a digital lesson plan for educators. Purchase includes the physical model, PowerPoint slides, PDF handouts, guided reading, graphic organizers, dissection templates, extension questions, and answer keys.

 


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dollar signGoogle Playapple iconwindows 3D Fish Anatomy by Biosphera: A virtual 3D interactive model that allows you to explore anatomy in great detail as you go through labeled body systems one-by-one, from every possible angle. Purchase and download for Windows, Google Play, or iOS (iPhone, iPad, or iPod Touch 11.0 or later). 

FREEcomputer mouse arrow Dissection 101 - Perch (PBS): Dissection lesson plans, videos, and quizzes. Access online.

FREEcomputer mouse arrowDissection of a Blue Mackerel: Labeled photos and descriptions of the internal organs, digestive tract, swim bladder, and gills of a Blue Mackerel fish. This can assist students and teachers with similar dissections as many of the organs that are encountered during a typical fish dissection are named and discussed. Access online.

dollar signcomputer mouse arrow eMind FishAn NGSS-aligned virtual dissection which includes labs and tests. Purchase and access online. PS: Get 25% off all eMind site licenses with promo code "animalearn"

FREEcomputer mouse arrow Fish Scales: Describes the different types of fish scales with magnified photos of the four main kinds of scales and numerous variations of each kind. They are listed as Placoid (sharks and rays); Cosmoid (lungfishes and some fossil fishes); Ganoid (bichirs , Bowfin, paddlefishes, gars, sturgeons); and Cycloid and Ctenoid (most bony fishes). Access online. 

FREEcomputer mouse arrowOh Worm! Perch Dissection (Video): A great dissection video with fun and informative commentary. Access online.

FREEcomputer mouse arrow Parts of a Fish: Labeled drawings of the parts of a fish with specific drawings of the directional views, skeleton, fins, internal anatomy, and the internal anatomy of anterior region. Access online. 

dollar signcomputer mouse arrow Perch 3D Dissection Model (Getting Nerdy with Mel & Gerdy)A 3D dissection model (paper or vinyl) accompanied by a digital lesson plan for educators. Purchase includes the physical model, PowerPoint slides, PDF handouts, guided reading, graphic organizers, dissection templates, extension questions, and answer keys.

 FREEcomputer mouse arrow University of Buffalo's PerchLabeled photographs of perch anatomy. Access online.

 


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 dollar signGoogle Playapple iconwindows 3D Frog Anatomy by Biosphera: A virtual 3D interactive model that allows you to explore anatomy in great detail as you go through labeled body systems one-by-one, from every possible angle. Purchase and download for Windows, Google Play, or iOS (iPhone, iPad, or iPod Touch 11.0 or later). 

FREEGoogle Playapple iconwindows 3D Frog Skeleton by Biosphera: A virtual 3D interactive model that allows you to explore a labeled frog skeleton in great detail from every possible angle. Download free for Windows, Google Play, or iOS (iPhone, iPad, or iPod Touch 11.0 or later). 

FREEcomputer mouse arrow 3D Printable Frog Dissection Kit with Lesson Plan: If you have access to a 3D printer, you can make use of this free 3D blueprint for your very own frog dissection kit. Includes a lesson plan. Download the files for free. 

dollar signapple iconwindows Digital Frog: A range of products including virtual dissection, virtual field trips, interactive worksheets, and more. Purchase and download for Mac or Windows.

FREEcomputer mouse arrow Dissection 101 - Frog (PBS)Dissection lesson plans, videos, and quizzes. Access online.

dollar signcomputer mouse arrow eMind FrogAn NGSS-aligned virtual dissection which includes labs and tests. Purchase and access online. PS: Get 25% off all eMind site licenses with promo code "animalearn"

dollar signcomputer mouse arrow Frog 3D Dissection Model (Getting Nerdy with Mel & Gerdy): A 3D dissection model (paper or vinyl) accompanied by a digital lesson plan for educators. Purchase includes the physical model, PowerPoint slides, PDF handouts, guided reading, graphic organizers, dissection templates, extension questions, and answer keys.

dollar signcomputer mouse arrow Frog Dissection Gizmo (ExploreLearning): Web-based platform where you can use a scalpel, forceps, and pins to dissect realistic male and female frogs. The organs can be removed and placed into organ system diagrams.  Zooming, rotating, and panning tools are available to examine the frog from any angle. Student Exploration sheets, Answer key, Teacher Guide, and Vocabulary sheet are included. Access online.

FREEcomputer mouse arrow Frog Dissection: Learn Frog Anatomy, Structures, and Function (YouTube): A detailed frog dissection video that points out body parts and structures, the functions of different parts of the frog, and comparative anatomy fun facts.

dollar signcomputer mouse arrow Frog Dissection Model (Origami Organelles): A very affordable 3D paper dissection model which you can download, print, and construct as many times as you want, after purchase.

dollar signcomputer mouse arrow Frog Heart Dissection Model (Origami Organelles): A very affordable 3D paper dissection model which you can download, print, and construct as many times as you want, after purchase.

dollar signapple icon Froggipedia: An app which allows you to follow the life cycle of a frog, explore frog anatomy and its different body systems in augmented reality, and dissect a frog in great detail. Download for iOS (iPad and iPhone 11.0 or later) or MacOS (11.0 or later with Apple M1 chip).

FREEapple iconwindows Froguts (Frog)Hosted right here on The Science Bank, Froguts is freely available to explorers of biology. This virtual dissection software allows you to conduct a detailed virtual dissection with virtual dissection tools. View the dissection specimen in 3D and manipulate the specimen prior to dissection. Take quizzes after each section. Please note that technical support is not available for this product and this software is no longer being updated or serviced by its creators, but it is still a valuable resource for those who are able to access and operate it. Download for free.

dollar signwindows Inside Explorer - Frogs & Amphibians - by Interspectral: Inside Explorer is an interactive software that allow its users to explore visualizations of 3D data, showcasing 3D-visualizations based on CT-scans, combined with several 3D methods for realistic and fascinating results. The Frogs & Amphibians content gallery includes a Pacific Tailed Frog, a Yellow-Spotted Narrow-Mouthed Frog, a Colostethus Sylvaticus, and a Dwarf Toad14 Day Free Trial available

FREEcomputer mouse arrow Oh Worm! Frog Dissection (Video): A great dissection video with fun and informative commentary. Access online.

dollar signcomputer mouse arrow Syndaver SynFrog - Frog Dissection Model available with Dissection Kit: SynFrog is made with synthetic wet tissues that mimic the look, feel and physical properties of real live tissue. SynFrog is made to represent a live female frog in every way possible, including its size and the texture and color of its skin and organs. This is a purchase of a physical model, but the Bundle with Dissection Kit includes a live online course. Can purchase the SynFrog only, or a bundle with dissection kit that includes 1 SynFrog dissection model, Dissection mat, Dissection instruments, Pins, Dissection lab guide, and Live online course.

dollar signapple icon Virtual Frog Dissection: An app that allows you to dissect a frog. Download for iOS (iPad 9.1 or later) or MacOS (Mac 11.0 or later with Apple M1 chip). 

dollar signwindows Virtual Physiology SimMuscle: Realistic simulated laboratory which allows you to perform isolated experiments with isolated nerve-muscle preparations of the frog. Purchase and download for Windows.

dollar signwindows Virtual Physiology SimNerv: Realistic simulated laboratory which allows you to perform experiments of compound action potential recordings from isolated preparations of the frog's sciatic nerve. Purchase and download for Windows.

 


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dollar signGoogle Playapple iconwindows 3D Horse Anatomy by Biosphera: A virtual 3D interactive model that allows you to explore anatomy in great detail as you go through labeled body systems one-by-one, from every possible angle. Purchase and download for Windows, Google Play, or iOS (iPhone, iPad, or iPod Touch 11.0 or later).

dollar signcomputer mouse arrow CSU’s Virtual Equine AnatomyInteractive images, dissection walkthroughs, and quizzes. Purchase and access online. 

dollar signwindowsapple icon The Glass Horse Equine Abdomen: 3D animations, interactive models, and large detailed images of the horse abdomen. Purchase and download for Windows or MacOSX.

dollar signwindowsapple icon The Glass Horse Equine Colic: A comprehensive exploration of equine abdominal anatomy, the veterinarian's approach to diagnosis, and detailed 3D animations depicting 28 diseases of the gastrointestinal tract. Purchase and download for Windows or MacOSX.

dollar signwindowsapple icon The Glass Horse Distal Limb: An exploration of the equine distal limb with interactive models, narration, and animations. Manipulate models in 3D. Purchase and download for Windows or MacOSX.

FREEcomputer mouse arrow Horse Eyeball Dissection (YouTube)A dissection of a real horse eyeball alongside a lesson on its anatomy and functions. Access online.

FREEcomputer mouse arrow Horse Limb Anatomy from Iowa State University: This interactive website provides views of the limbs as a 3D digital images or as a radiographic projections. There are also 3D videos which provide a 360 view of the limbs. Labels and arrows can be turned off and on. Access online. 

dollar signwindows Inside Explorer - Farm Animals - by Interspectral: Inside Explorer is an interactive software that allow its users to explore visualizations of 3D data, showcasing 3D-visualizations based on CT-scans, combined with several 3D methods for realistic and fascinating results. The Farm Animals content gallery includes a Mini Horse among other animals. 14 Day Free Trial available.

 


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arrowGeneral Anatomy

dollar signcomputer mouse arrowGoogle Playwindowsapple icon 3D Anatomy Atlas: An app featuring the complete male and female anatomy with thousands of 3D models that span every body system. Turn any room into an anatomy lab with the augmented reality feature, test your knowledge with quizzes, and much more. Purchase to access online, via Google Play, or iOS.

dollar signGoogle Playapple iconwindows 3D Human Anatomy Introduction by Biosphera: A virtual 3D interactive model that allows you to explore anatomy in great detail as you go through labeled body systems one-by-one, from every possible angle. Purchase and download for Windows, Google Play, or iOS (iPhone, iPad, or iPod Touch 11.0 or later). 

dollar signwindowsapple iconcomputer mouse arrow ADAM Education: Content and curriculum resources for anatomy and physiology educators, featuring illustrations, 3D images, curriculum builder, dissectible anatomy, and more. Purchase to access online or download for Windows, iOS, and MacOS.

dollar signcomputer mouse arrow Anatomy & Physiology Revealed 4.0A comprehensive, interactive virtual dissection tool with realistic visuals, informative descriptions, quiz questions, and more. Contact McGraw Hill to purchase and access online.

dollar signcomputer mouse arrow Anatomy in Clay On Demand Professional Development:  Musculoskeletal and Body Systems are now available to build at home with Anatomy in Clay's On Demand Professional Development course. They will ship you everything needed to construct the model and provide 9 hours of exceptional, pre-recorded teaching content, 90-day access to the entire course, and one-on-one coaching sessions from your Education Consultant. Computer with broadband internet and ability to stream is required. Access online. 

FREEcomputer mouse arrow The Anatomy Zone: Over 200 informative videos (and counting) of advanced anatomy and physiology topics, categorized by body regions and parts. Access online. 

dollar signcomputer mouse arrowGoogle Playwindowsapple icon BioDigital Human: An interactive 3D software platform for visualizing anatomy, disease, and treatment. Purchase and access online, via Google Play, or via iOS.

FREEcomputer mouse arrow BlueLink from University of Michigan Medical School: A multimedia based education resource for medical students. Includes cadaveric photographs, lab manuals, interactive files, quizzes, videos, and more. Access online.

dollar signcomputer mouse arrowGoogle Playwindowsapple icon Complete Anatomy: An interactive anatomy learning platform featuring 3D anatomical models, virtual dissection, radiology images, and much more. Purchase to access online, via Google Play, or iOS.

FREEcomputer mouse arrow Curiscope Science Learning Resources: Free lesson plans, worksheets, activities, etc. on the human digestive system, circulatory system, skeletal system, and more.

FREEdollar signGoogle Playapple icon Curiscope VirtualiTee: Explore the human body in augmented reality with Curiscope's free app and an interactive T-shirt. Free T-shirt demo and low-cost paper T-shirt available.

dollar signcomputer mouse arrow Eye 3D Dissection Model (Getting Nerdy with Mel & Gerdy)A 3D dissection model (paper or vinyl) accompanied by a digital lesson plan for educators. Purchase includes the physical model, PowerPoint slides, PDF handouts, guided reading, graphic organizers, dissection templates, extension questions, and answer keys.

dollar signcomputer mouse arrow Eyes and Vision 1 - Seeing Color Gizmo (ExploreLearning): Web-based platform where students will observe how different colors of light are reflected or absorbed by colored objects. Determine that white light is a combination of different colors of light, and that one or more component colors may be reflected when white light is shone on an object. Understand that we see an object when light reflected from the object enters our eye. Student Exploration sheet, Answer key, Teacher Guide, and Vocabulary sheet included. Access online. 

 FREEcomputer mouse arrow Eyes and Vision 2 - Focusing Light Gizmo (ExploreLearning): Web-based platform where students manipulate the pupil diameter to regulate the amount of light that enters then eye, then change the lens shape to focus light. Determine the changes in lens shape needed to maintain focus as the object distance changes. This is a followup to the Eyes and Vision 1 - Seeing Colors lesson. Student Exploration sheet, Answer key, Teacher Guide, and Vocabulary sheet included. Access online. 

 dollar signcomputer mouse arrow Eyes and Vision 3 - Sensing Light Gizmo (ExploreLearning)Web-based platform where students observe how photoreceptors on the retina are stimulated by different colors of light. Determine that cone cells are stimulated by specific colors of light and enable us to see color, while rod cells are stimulated by various colors and do not contribute to color vision. Experiment by varying the percentage of rod and cone cells in normal and dim light to see how rod cells help with night vision. Student Exploration sheet, Answer key, Teacher Guide, and Vocabulary sheet included. Access online. 

FREEcomputer mouse arrow Hank Green's Anatomy & Physiology Crash Course (YouTube): Join popular YouTuber Hank Green for his fun, child-friendly crash-course video series on human anatomy and physiology. Access online.

FREEcomputer mouse arrow Healthline's Human Body Maps: A 3D model of the human body that allows you to explore body systems one-by-one, along with informative descriptions about each body system and its parts. Access online.

FREEcomputer mouse arrow The Human Body: Labeled images and descriptions of human anatomy. Access online.

dollar signcomputer mouse arrow Human Body Anatomy Dissection Model Bundle (Origami Organelles): A very affordable 3D paper dissection model which you can download, print, and construct as many times as you want, after purchase.

FREEcomputer mouse arrow Innerbody Explorer: Explore Human Anatomy through 12 different anatomy systems. Each system allows for a virtual exploration that provides a closer view and detailed information on the system anatomy and physiology. Access online.  

dollar signwindows Inside Explorer - Humans - by Interspectral: Inside Explorer is an interactive software that allow its users to explore visualizations of 3D data, showcasing 3D-visualizations based on CT-scans, combined with several 3D methods for realistic and fascinating results. The Human content gallery includes a Full Body Healthy Scan, Full Body Aging Scan, Big Brain Atlas, Stroke Patient, among others. 14 Day Free Trial available

FREEcomputer mouse arrow The Khan Academy: Human Biology: Comprehensive lessons on human biology, including videos, categorized by body system. Access online.

FREEcomputer mouse arrow Learning Biology with Dr. Vanessa: Check out biology YouTuber Dr. Vanessa for her educational videos on human anatomy and life science.

dollar sign MedTable AR by Vizitech: The MedTable Augmented Reality (AR) System allows students to explore the body systems and the major organs of the human body. Body Systems or Body Organs modules are available. Some organs are dissectible and there are built-in quizzes in each module. Both modules allow for posterior views, as well as body planes and directions. The kit comes with 3 tablets, pre-programmed with the MedTable AR app, the MedTable AR mat, a case for the roll-up mat, and a screen-cast device used to share from a tablet to a secondary monitor or projector.

dollar sign computer mouse arrowMuscles and Bones Gizmo (ExploreLearning): Web-based platform where students can see how muscles, bones, and connective tissue work together to allow movement. They can then construct an arm that can lift a weight or throw a ball. Connective tissue, muscle composition, bone length, and tendon insertion point can all be manipulated to create an arm to lift the heaviest weight or throw a ball the fastest. Student Exploration sheet, Answer key, Teacher Guide, and Vocabulary sheet included. Access online. 

FREEcomputer mouse arrow National Geographic: Human Body: An article on the human body with links to videos, informative descriptions, and images of different body systems. Access online.

FREEGoogle Playapple iconcomputer mouse arrow Teach Me Anatomy: A comprehensive anatomy encyclopedia featuring thousands of images, 3D anatomy models, and more. Download the iOS and Google Play apps for free, with the option to purchase a subscription for premium content. 

FREEcomputer mouse arrow UBC Neuroanatomy: An in-depth overview of functional anatomy by the University of British Columbia. Includes videos, interactive modules, and much more. Freely accessible online. 

dollar signcomputer mouse arrow VH Dissector for Undergraduate Education (TolTech): Interact with 3D and cross-sectional views of over 2,000 anatomical structures through identification, dissection, assembly, and rotation. Purchase and access online.

dollar signGoogle Playwindowsapple icon Visible Body 3D Human Anatomy: A variety of mobile apps and courseware that feature 3D human anatomy models, augmented reality, animations, teaching content, and more. Their most popular apps include Human Anatomy Atlas, Physiology & Pathology, Muscle Premium, and Anatomy & Physiology. Available for purchase and accessible online, or via Google Play and iOS, depending on the product.

FREEcomputer mouse arrow Visible Body's Anatomy Education Resources: Free anatomy learning content for students and instructors. Includes flashcards, lab activities, e-books, videos, handouts, and more.

arrowSpecific Anatomical Systems

arrowCELLULAR BIOLOGY

FREEcomputer mouse arrow Cells Alive: Interactive cell models, games, study aids, quizzes, and much more. Very child-friendly. Access online.

dollar signcomputer mouse arrow Cell Energy Cycle Gizmo (ExploreLearning): Web-based platform where students can explore the processes of photosynthesis and respiration that occur within plant and animal cells. The cyclical nature of the two processes can be constructed visually, and the simplified photosynthesis and respiration formulae can be balanced. Student Exploration Sheet, Answer key, Teacher Guide, and Vocabulary sheet included. Access online. 

FREEcomputer mouse arrow  Cell Division Gizmo (ExploreLearning): Web-based platform where students will begin with a single cell and watch as mitosis and cell division occurs. The cells will go through the steps of interphase, prophase, metaphase, anaphase, telophase, and cytokinesis. The length of the cell cycle can be controlled, and data related to the number of cells present and their current phase can be recorded. Student Exploration Sheet, Answer key, Teacher Guide, and Vocabulary sheet included. Access online. 

dollar signcomputer mouse arrowCell Respiration Stem Case (ExploreLearning): Web-based platform where students perform as a medical toxicologist. Students learn about cell respiration to save the life of a CIA agent that has been poisoned. Available at a High School or AP level. Teacher Guide, Expanded Handbook, and Lesson Materials are included. Access online. 

dollar signcomputer mouse arrow Cell Structure Gizmo (ExploreLearning): Web-based platform where students select a sample cell from an animal, plant, or bacterium and view the cell under a microscope. They can select each organelle on the image to learn more about its structure and function. Student Exploration Sheet, Answer Key, Teacher Guide, and Vocabulary sheet included. Access online. 

dollar signcomputer mouse arrow Cell Types Gizmo (ExploreLearning): Web-based platform where students can explore a wide variety of cells, from bacteria to human neurons, using a compound light microscope. Select a sample to study, then focus on the sample using the coarse and fine focus controls of the microscope. Compare the structures found in different cells, then perform tests to see if the sample is alive. Student Exploration Sheet, Answer Key, Teacher Guide, and Vocabulary sheet included. Access online. 

FREEcomputer mouse arrow Centre of the Cell: A plethora of resources, games, educational apps and more, for children and science teachers. Access online.

 dollar signcomputer mouse arrow Virus Lytic Cycle Gizmo (ExploreLearning): Web-based platform where students can release a lytic virus in a group of cells and observe how cells are infected over time and eventually destroyed. Data related to the number of healthy cells, infected cells, and viruses can be recorded over time to determine the time required for the virus to mature within a cell. Student Exploration Sheet, Answer key, Teacher Guide, and Vocabulary sheet included. Access online. 

arrowCIRCULATORY SYSTEM

dollar signcomputer mouse arrow Circulatory System Gizmo (ExploreLearning): Web-based platform where students can trace the path of blood through a beating heart and the network of blood vessels that supplies blood to the body. Take blood samples from different blood vessels to observe blood cells and measure the levels of oxygen, carbon dioxide, sugar, and urea. Student Exploration Sheet, Answer key, Teacher Guide, and Vocabulary sheet included. Access online. 

FREEcomputer mouse arrow Texas Heart Institute: An overview of the anatomy of the heart and cardiovascular system, including images, illustrations, definitions, and descriptions. Access online.

 FREEcomputer mouse arrowThe University of Minnesota's Atlas of Human Cardiac Anatomy: Photographs, illustrations, 3D models, comparative imaging, and more alongside comprehensive, informative descriptions. Access online.  

FREEcomputer mouse arrow WebMD's Heart Health Center: A basic dictionary of heart anatomy, conditions, tests, and treatments. Access online.

arrowDIGESTIVE SYSTEM

dollar signcomputer mouse arrow Digestive System Gizmo (ExploreLearning): Web-based platform where students can explore the Digestive System. They can design their own digestive system to find out what would happen if some organs were eliminated, or if the sequence was changed. Student Exploration Sheet, Answer key, Teacher Guide, and Vocabulary sheet included. Access online. 

arrowRESPIRATORY SYSTEM

FREEcomputer mouse arrowRespiratory System - Human Body Distance Learning + Digital Lesson (Getting Nerdy with Mel & Gerdy): A 1-2 day lesson on the human respiratory system that can be added to your units or taught entirely on its own. Access online and download for free.

arrowSKELETAL SYSTEM

FREEcomputer mouse arrow eSkeletons: Images and descriptions of primate skeletal anatomy, including that of humans. Featuring comparative anatomy, taxonomy, and additional resources. Access online.  

arrowVirtual Labs and Surgery

FREEcomputer mouse arrow HHMI: Virtual Lab Series: A variety of virtual, interactive labs including cardiology, immunology, and neurophysiology. Access online.

dollar signwindowsapple icon Virtual Physiology SimHeart: A virtual laboratory for recordings of heart contractions in the Langendorff set-up. Purchase and download for Windows or MacOS.

dollar signwindows Virtual Physiology SimNeuron: Virtual laboratories for voltage and current-clamp experiments. Purchase and download for Windows. 

dollar signwindowsapple icon Virtual Physiology SimVessel: A virtual laboratory for the smooth muscle contractions vessels and the intestine. Purchase and download for Windows or MacOS.

 


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FREEdollar signcomputer mouse arrow The Bug Chicks: All about "bugs!" A variety of free, affordable and premium resources for teachers and parents to use at home & the classroom. Access online.

dollar signcomputer mouse arrow eMind FlyAn NGSS-aligned virtual fruit fly genetics experiment which includes labs and tests. Purchase and access online. PS: Get 25% off all eMind site licenses with promo code "animalearn"

dollar signcomputer mouse arrow Grasshopper 3D Dissection Model (Getting Nerdy with Mel & Gerdy)A 3D dissection model (paper or vinyl) accompanied by a digital lesson plan for educators. Purchase includes the physical model, PowerPoint slides, PDF handouts, guided reading, graphic organizers, dissection templates, extension questions, and answer keys.

dollar signcomputer mouse arrow Honey Bee Dissection Model (Origami Organelles): A very affordable 3D paper dissection model which you can download, print, and construct as many times as you want, after purchase. 

dollar signwindows Inside Explorer - Insects - by Interspectral: Inside Explorer is an interactive software that allow its users to explore visualizations of 3D data, showcasing 3D-visualizations based on CT-scans, combined with several 3D methods for realistic and fascinating results. The Insects content gallery includes a Desert Ant, Dung Beetle, House Fly, and Mason Bee. 14 Day Free Trial available

FREEcomputer mouse arrow Oh Worm! Grasshopper Dissection (Video): A great dissection video with fun and informative commentary. Access online.

FREEcomputer mouse arrow Virtual Grasshopper Dissection: A labeled, interactive grasshopper dissection that allows you to go through the grasshopper's body systems one-by-one.

FREEwindows The Virtual Roach—An Instructional Tool For The Study of Insect Anatomy: A free instructional package by the McHugh Lab at UGA, comprising a collection of graphics, text and a glossary of terms. The MS-Windows based interface for the system links the material in a manner permitting interactive study of the anatomy of the American Cockroach through a virtual dissection. Apply for free use.

 


molluscimage of clams

 

FREEcomputer mouse arrow The Biology Corner’s Squid Dissection: Labeled images of a squid dissection. Access online. 

dollar signcomputer mouse arrow Clam 3D Dissection Model (Getting Nerdy with Mel & Gerdy): A 3D dissection model (paper or vinyl) accompanied by a digital lesson plan for educators. Purchase includes the physical model, PowerPoint slides, PDF handouts, guided reading, graphic organizers, dissection templates, extension questions, and answer keys.

FREEcomputer mouse arrow Dissection 101 - Clam (PBS)Dissection lesson plans, videos, and quizzes. Access online.

FREEapple iconwindows Froguts (Squid)Hosted right here on The Science Bank, Froguts is freely available to explorers of biology. This virtual dissection software allows you to conduct a detailed virtual dissection with virtual dissection tools. View the dissection specimen in 3D and manipulate the specimen prior to dissection. Take quizzes after each section. Please note that technical support is not available for this product and this software is no longer being updated or serviced by its creators, but it is still a valuable resource for those who are able to access and operate it. Download for free.

FREEcomputer mouse arrow Oh Worm! Clam Dissection (Video): A great dissection video with fun and informative commentary. Access online.

dollar signcomputer mouse arrow Squid 3D Dissection Model (Getting Nerdy with Mel & Gerdy): A 3D dissection model (paper or vinyl) accompanied by a digital lesson plan for educators. Purchase includes the physical model, PowerPoint slides, PDF handouts, guided reading, graphic organizers, dissection templates, extension questions, and answer keys.

FREEcomputer mouse arrow University of Buffalo's ClamLabeled photographs of clam anatomy. Access online.

FREEcomputer mouse arrow University of Buffalo's SquidLabeled photographs of squid anatomy. Access online.

 


pigimage of pig

 

dollar signGoogle Playapple iconwindows 3D Pig Anatomy by Biosphera: A virtual 3D interactive model that allows you to explore anatomy in great detail as you go through labeled body systems one-by-one, from every possible angle. Purchase and download for Windows, Google Play, or iOS (iPhone, iPad, or iPod Touch 11.0 or later). 

dollar signcomputer mouse arrow Anatomy & Physiology Revealed: PigA comprehensive, interactive virtual dissection tool with realistic visuals, informative descriptions, quiz questions, and more. Contact McGraw Hill to purchase and access online.

FREEcomputer mouse arrow Biology Corner Fetal Pig Dissection: Labeled images of a fetal pig dissection. Access online.

dollar signcomputer mouse arrow eMind PigAn NGSS-aligned virtual dissection which includes labs and tests. Purchase and access online. PS: Get 25% off all eMind site licenses with promo code "animalearn"

dollar signcomputer mouse arrow Fetal Pig 3D Dissection Model (Getting Nerdy with Mel & Gerdy): A 3D dissection model (paper or vinyl) accompanied by a digital lesson plan for educators. Purchase includes the physical model, PowerPoint slides, PDF handouts, guided reading, graphic organizers, dissection templates, extension questions, and answer keys.

dollar signcomputer mouse arrow Fetal Pig Dissection Model (Origami Organelles): A very affordable 3D paper dissection model which you can download, print, and construct as many times as you want, after purchase.

FREEapple iconwindows Froguts (Fetal Pig): Hosted right here on The Science Bank, Froguts is freely available to explorers of biology. This virtual dissection software allows you to conduct a detailed virtual dissection with virtual dissection tools. View the dissection specimen in 3D and manipulate the specimen prior to dissection. Take quizzes after each section. Please note that technical support is not available for this product and this software is no longer being updated or serviced by its creators, but it is still a valuable resource for those who are able to access and operate it. Download for free.

FREEcomputer mouse arrow Oh Worm! Fetal Pig Dissection (Video): A great dissection video with fun and informative commentary. Access online.

FREEcomputer mouse arrow Pig Brain Dissection (Youtube)A dissection of a real pig brain alongside a lesson on its anatomy and functions. Access online.

FREEcomputer mouse arrow Pig Heart Dissection (Youtube): A dissection of a real pig heart alongside a lesson on its anatomy and functions. Access online.

FREEcomputer mouse arrow Pig Liver Dissection (Youtube)A dissection of a real pig liver alongside a lesson on its anatomy and functions. Access online.

FREEcomputer mouse arrow Pig Lungs Dissection (Youtube): A dissection of a real set of pig lungs alongside a lesson on its anatomy and functions. Access online.

FREEcomputer mouse arrow Whitman College Virtual Pig Dissection: A detailed, photograph-based dissection of a fetal pig. Includes labels and descriptions. Access online.

 


ratimage of rat

 

dollar signGoogle Playapple iconwindows 3D Rat Anatomy by BiospheraA virtual 3D interactive model that allows you to explore anatomy in great detail as you go through labeled body systems one-by-one, from every possible angle. Purchase and download for Windows, Google Play, or iOS (iPhone, iPad, or iPod Touch 11.0 or later).

FREEcomputer mouse arrow Oh Worm! Rat Dissection (Video): A great dissection video with fun and informative commentary. Access online.

dollar signcomputer mouse arrow Rat 3D Dissection Model (Getting Nerdy with Mel & Gerdy)A 3D dissection model (paper or vinyl) accompanied by a digital lesson plan for educators. Purchase includes the physical model, PowerPoint slides, PDF handouts, guided reading, graphic organizers, dissection templates, extension questions, and answer keys.

dollar signapple iconwindows Sniffy the Virtual Rat (Psychology): A virtual psychology lab experience on classical and operant conditioning. Purchase and download for Windows or Mac.

 


Sharkimage of shark

dollar signwindows Inside Explorer - Marine Animals - by Interspectral: Inside Explorer is an interactive software that allow its users to explore visualizations of 3D data, showcasing 3D-visualizations based on CT-scans, combined with several 3D methods for realistic and fascinating results. The Marine Animals content gallery includes a Hammerhead Shark and Short-Fin Mako, among other marine animals. 14 Day Free Trial available.

FREEcomputer mouse arrow Oh Worm! Shark Dissection (Video): A great dissection video with fun and informative commentary. Access online.

FREEcomputer mouse arrow Phoenix College’s Shark Lab: Walk through a virtual shark dissection with labeled photographs, descriptions, and quizzes. Access online.

dollar signcomputer mouse arrow Shark 3D Dissection Model (Getting Nerdy with Mel & Gerdy)A 3D dissection model (paper or vinyl) accompanied by a digital lesson plan for educators. Purchase includes the physical model, PowerPoint slides, PDF handouts, guided reading, graphic organizers, dissection templates, extension questions, and answer keys.

 


starfishimage of starfish

 

FREEcomputer mouse arrow Dissection 101 - Sea Star (PBS)Dissection lesson plans, videos, and quizzes. Access online.

FREEapple iconwindows Froguts (Squid)Hosted right here on The Science Bank, Froguts is freely available to explorers of biology. This virtual dissection software allows you to conduct a detailed virtual dissection with virtual dissection tools. View the dissection specimen in 3D and manipulate the specimen prior to dissection. Take quizzes after each section. Please note that technical support is not available for this product and this software is no longer being updated or serviced by its creators, but it is still a valuable resource for those who are able to access and operate it. Download for free.

FREEcomputer mouse arrow Oh Worm! Sea Star Dissection (Video): A great dissection video with fun and informative commentary. Access online.

dollar signcomputer mouse arrow Starfish 3D Dissection Model (Getting Nerdy with Mel & Gerdy)A 3D dissection model (paper or vinyl) accompanied by a digital lesson plan for educators. Purchase includes the physical model, PowerPoint slides, PDF handouts, guided reading, graphic organizers, dissection templates, extension questions, and answer keys.

 


other animal

arrowCow

dollar signGoogle Playapple iconwindows 3D Bovine Anatomy by Biosphera: A virtual 3D interactive model that allows you to explore anatomy in great detail as you go through labeled body systems one-by-one, from every possible angle. Purchase and download for Windows, Google Play, or iOS (iPhone, iPad, or iPod Touch 11.0 or later). 

FREEcomputer mouse arrow AnatomyCorner.com's Cow EyeA gallery that contains images of the cow eye dissection. Access online.

FREEcomputer mouse arrow Bovine Limb Anatomy from Iowa State University: This interactive website provides views of the limbs as a 3D digital images or as a radiographic projections. There are also 3D videos which provide a 360 view of the limbs. Labels and arrows can be turned off and on. Access online. 

FREEcomputer mouse arrow Dissection 101 - Cow Eye (PBS): Dissection lesson plans, videos, and quizzes. Access online.

FREEcomputer mouse arrow Exploratorium’s Cow Eye: Virtual cow eye dissection, cow eye dissection videos, and fact sheets about the eye. Access online.

FREEapple iconwindows Froguts (Cow Eye): Hosted right here on The Science Bank, Froguts is freely available to explorers of biology. This virtual dissection software allows you to conduct a detailed virtual dissection with virtual dissection tools. View the dissection specimen in 3D and manipulate the specimen prior to dissection. Take quizzes after each section. Please note that technical support is not available for this product and this software is no longer being updated or serviced by its creators, but it is still a valuable resource for those who are able to access and operate it. Download for free.

dollar signwindows Inside Explorer - Farm Animals - by Interspectral: Inside Explorer is an interactive software that allow its users to explore visualizations of 3D data, showcasing 3D-visualizations based on CT-scans, combined with several 3D methods for realistic and fascinating results. The Farm Animals content gallery includes a Goat, Mini Horse, and Sheep. 14 Day Free Trial available.

dollar signwindows Inside Explorer - Wild Animals - by Interspectral: Inside Explorer is an interactive software that allow its users to explore visualizations of 3D data, showcasing 3D-visualizations based on CT-scans, combined with several 3D methods for realistic and fascinating results. The Wild Animals content gallery includes a Brown Bear, Chimpanzee, Crocodile, Golden Eagle, Lion, and Moose. 14 Day Free Trial available.

FREEcomputer mouse arrow Oh Worm! (Cow) Eye Dissection (Video): A great dissection video with fun and informative commentary. Access online.

arrowGeneral

FREEdollar signcomputer mouse arrow Animal Group Behavior Stem Case (ExploreLearning): Web-based platform where students perform as a wildlife biologist to help a farmer in Africa that is having problems with elephants eating corn and cotton crops. Students learn about animal group behavior and relationships of elephants and humans with bees. Students collect data from the farm and elephants to hypothesize and test solutions that will protect the crops without hurting the elephants. Available at a Elementary School level, which is Free, or the Middle School level, which is paid. Teacher Guide and Expanded Handbook included. Access online. 

arrowRabbit

FREEGoogle Play The Visible Bunny: An app that allows you to dissect a rabbit. Download free for Google Play.

FREEapple icon The Visible BunnyAn app that allows you to dissect a rabbit. Download free for iOS (iPhone, iPad, and iPod Touch 12.0 or later) or MacOS (11.0 or later with Apple M1 chip).

arrowSheep (Heart & Brain)

FREEcomputer mouse arrow AnatomyCorner.com's Sheep BrainA gallery that contains images of the sheep brain dissection. Access online.

FREEcomputer mouse arrow AnatomyCorner.com's Sheep Heart: A gallery that contains images of the sheep heart dissection. Access online.

FREEcomputer mouse arrow The Biology Corner’s Sheep Heart: Labeled images of a sheep heart dissection. Access online.

FREEcomputer mouse arrow Exploratorium’s Sheep Brain Dissection: Virtual sheep brain dissection, sheep brain dissection videos, and fact sheets about the brain. Access online.

FREEcomputer mouse arrow Oh Worm! (Sheep) Brain Dissection (Video): A great dissection video with fun and informative commentary. Access online.

arrowSnake

dollar signcomputer mouse arrow Snake 3D Dissection Model (Getting Nerdy with Mel & Gerdy)A 3D dissection model (paper or vinyl) accompanied by a digital lesson plan for educators. Purchase includes the physical model, PowerPoint slides, PDF handouts, guided reading, graphic organizers, dissection templates, extension questions, and answer keys.

 


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