“Anatomical Models” is a site that contains a collection of anatomical models. Systems covered include the skin/skeletal, muscle, digestive, cardiovascular, respiratory, nervous, urinary, reproduction, and the eye and ear. Within each system are several anatomical models with labels. The site is interactive and allows the student to pass the cursor over a structure and a label will appear for the structure. The models could be used to supplement an anatomy laboratory or be used as practice to identify anatomical structures. The target audience would be upper level high school student and college general education students.
Type of Material:
Course and lab resource
Lab resource for distance learning
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Identify Major Learning Goals:
No specific learning outcomes are presented on the web site. However, After completing this presentation, the learner would be able to:
Identify the structures of the major systems of the body.
Describe the structures of the major systems of the body.
Illustrate the structures of the major systems of the body.
Target Student Population:
Advanced high school and lower college general education students.
Prerequisite Knowledge or Skills:
Evaluation and Observation
The labels are accurate.
The models used are accurate and clearly depict the structures.
The models are well organized and there are a variety of models available for study.
Structures labeled are clinically important anatomical structures.
Does not provide explanations
Does not summarize the concept
An index of available labeled structures, and which models they are found on, would be useful for students trying to locate a structure from a variety of view-points.
Potential Effectiveness as a Teaching Tool
The models provide a vast supplement of information for an anatomy course
The models provide images for students to review structures using simple and clearly labeled images
The models are well photographed and structures are easily recognizable
The models are interactive
They are useful for visual learners
Does not identify learning objectives
Does not provide activities to reinforce concepts
Ease of Use for Both Students and Faculty
Instructions are clearly written and are easy to follow
Easy to navigate
All major links are complete
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