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  • All Ages
  • Heart and Lungs

Make your own blood

This handy set of instructions helps demonstrate the different cell types of our blood.
  • 11 and over
  • Brain and Senses

Are you seizure smart?

Learn what epilepsy is, what happens inside the brain when someone has an epileptic seizure and what you can do to help, in this video from Epilepsy Connections.
  • 8 and over
  • Brain and Senses

Sunny’s Story

Watch Sunny's Story from Epilepsy Connections and discover how you can help if someone near you has a seizure.
  • 13 and over
  • Brain and Senses

The EnvironMental Issue

Discover the impacts on health as a result of climate change. How are people being affected already and how might that change in future.
  • 11 and over
  • Vision and Hearing

Now hear this

This learning pack from Siemens helps us to understand how the human ear works and responds to sounds of different intensities and frequencies.​
  • 8 and over
  • Heart and Lungs

About your lungs

All day, every day, your lungs work, often without you thinking about it. On this page, we explain what your lungs are made of, how they work and the muscles you use to breathe.
  • 8 and over
  • Heart and Lungs

What is asthma?

Asthma UK and British Lung Foundation Partnership explain to us how asthma affects the airways.
  • 8 and over
  • Digestive System
  • Heart and Lungs
  • Muscles and Bones

The Human Body Game

The human body is amazing. It can move, grow, detect what’s going on around us and even mend itself (usually). This interactive lets you take a peep at some of the systems within the human body.
  • All Ages
  • Digestive System
  • Heart and Lungs
  • Muscles and Bones

Amazing bodies

Meet Giant Joe and explore how our bodies work and discover more about what’s inside.
  • All Ages
  • Digestive System

How to make the perfect poo

Take a journey following the passage of food through the human digestive system.
  • 8 and over
  • Heart and Lungs

BiB Breathes

Watch this NERC funded animation about pollution and the citizen science project BiB Breathes, where children in Bradford have the opportunity to measure how much air pollution they’re exposed to on their way to and from school.
  • 11 and over
  • Brain and Senses

Meet your emotional homunculus

Meet your ‘Emotional Homunculus’ and learn how we see, act and react to the world around us is based on our emotions and the ways we’ve learned to react to things in the past.
  • 11 and over
  • Brain and Senses

One vision

Our World Through a Lens - Using mobile phones to learn more about human colour vision.
  • 11 and over
  • Brain and Senses
  • Vision and Hearing

Eye dissection

Our vision is something we all treasure. But what do you really know about the structure of your eyes? What are they made of? Let’s find out – time to watch the dissection of a lamb’s eye.
  • 8 and over
  • Brain and Senses

Track The Ball

Can you keep your eye on the ball? Try some innovator training from our Idea No59 Exhibition to improve your critical thinking skills.
  • 11 and over
  • Heart and Lungs

Heart Q&A

How much do you know about your heart? Test your knowledge with this short Q&A from the Royal Society of Biology.
  • All Ages
  • Muscles and Bones

Make your own articulated hand

Make your own model articulated hand in this fun craft activity with hand anatomy.
  • All Ages
  • Heart and Lungs

Pump it up

Discover what makes up our blood, and build your own pumping heart model to understand more about how this important organ works.
  • 11 and over
  • Digestive System

How bacteria rule over your body – The microbiome

What happens when microbes talk to your brain?
  • 8 and over
  • Heart and Lungs

Heart dissection

Join Claire for this heart dissection as she talks us through the main structures and functions of the heart.
  • All Ages
  • Brain and Senses

A question of perception

How easy is it to trick our minds? Check out some examples of how we can bend our perception in this video!
  • All Ages
  • Brain and Senses

Proprioception

Have you heard of the sense of proprioception? Proprioception is how your body knows which position it is in and how it is moving.
  • All Ages
  • Brain and Senses

Taste along

What makes chillies so hot? Why do we still enjoy spicy things? Learn about tastes in this taste-a-long video!
  • All Ages
  • Digestive System

Journey through my body

We take a look at the fascinating journey makes as it goes through our body. From the very top, to the very bottom - literally!
  • 8 and over
  • Muscles and Bones

What happens to the human body in space?

GSC's Planetarium team explores what happens to the human body when in space and what is life like orbiting planet Earth.
  • All Ages
  • Brain and Senses

Sense-sational science

Can you tell what something is just by feeling it? How can our hands be hot and cold at the same time?