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General Health and Biology Resources

General Health and Biology Resources from the National Library of Medicine

These selected free resources are good starting points for information on health and biology topics for K-12 students. Some resources are available in both English and Spanish and may include lesson plans, instructional templates, and resource lists.

  • MedlinePlus
    • Suitable for Grades 4-12
    • For patients, families, and friends
    • Includes a section for Children and Teens to locate health information using a trusted web resource from NLM
    • Includes Anatomy Videos and links to a variety of resources
  • PubMed
    • Suitable for Grades 11-12, as well as students in Advanced Placement courses
    • A citation index for articles from medical and life science journals, including a tutorial for site navigation guidance
    • Provides links to PubMed Central (PMC) a free full-text archive of biomedical and life sciences journal literature at NIH/NLM
  • Visible Human Project
    • Suitable for Grades 3-12
    • A digital image library of volumetric data representing complete, normal adult male and female anatomy
    • Complete, anatomically detailed, three-dimensional representations of the normal male and female human bodies
  • Against the Odds
    • Suitable for Grades 6-12
    • Highlights stories of communities collaborating with scientists, advocates, governments, and international organizations
    • Focus is on these collaborators taking up the challenge to prevent disease and improve the quality of life around the world
  • Additional General Health Resources for K-12: NLM Special Information Services K-12 Science and Health Education