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Homeschooling all the way through high school gives us a lot more flexibility for choosing subjects and resources for earning high school credit. We combined human anatomy and genetics to create a course for meeting health credit. We combined online classes, videos, books, and a couple hands on kits.  The following is the list of resources we used to cover Human Anatomy & Genetics for high school credit.

Online:

  • “Neuroscience: It’s Not (Necessarily) Brain Surgery” by Dr. Mayim Bialik on Varsity Tutors (2 week online class)
  • “Germs, Viruses, and How Vaccines Stop The Microscopic Monsters” by Bill Nye on Varsity Tutors (2 hour online class)
  • “The Brainy Bunch: An Intro to the Anatomy of Your Brain” at Rice Splash virtual event with Rice University (1 hour online class)
  • “Heroes, Villains, & Sidekicks in Your Body: The Immune System” at Rice Splash virtual event with Rice University (1 hour online class)

Videos:

  • “The Human Body: How We Fail, How We Heal” via The Great Courses (Dr. Anthony A. Goodman from Montana State University) for 24 30-minute lectures.
  • “Understanding Genetics: DNA, Genes, and Their Real-World Application” via The Great Courses (Dr. David Sadava from Claremont McKena, Pitzer, and Scripps Colleges) for 24 30-minute lectures.
  • “The Amazing Human Body” by PBS & BBC
  • “Human Body” by  National Geographic
  • “Human Anatomy” by Aurora Lipper & Supercharged Science

Books:

  • “Looking Good, Feeling Good: From the Inside Out: Exploring Bone, Muscle, and Skin” by National INstitutes of Health and National Institute of Arthritis and Musculoskeletal and Skin Diseases
  • “Rare Diseases” by  National Institutes of Health & Office of Rare Diseases Research
  • “How Your Brain Understands What Your Ears Hear” by the National Institutes of Health, National Institute on Deafness and Communication Disorders, and Department of Health and Human Services
  • “Atlas of Human Anatomy” by Dr. Frank H. Netter
  • “The Structures of Life” by  US Department of Health & Human Services, National Institutes of Health, and National Institute of General Medical Services
  • “The New Genetics” by  US Department of Health & Human Services, National Institutes of Health, and National Institute of General Medical Services
  • “The Way We Work: Getting to Know the Amazing Human Body” by David Maccaulay
  • “The Color Atlas of Human Anatomy” by Dr. Petra Kopf-Maier
  • “Inside the Cell” by US Department of Health and Human Services, National Institutes of Health, & National Institute of General Medical Services
  • “The Human Body” by  Dr. Marie Rose
  • “Dr. Bonyfide Presents Bones of the Hand, Arm, and Shoulder” (Book 1) by  Know Yourself Academy
  • “Dr. Bonyfide Presents Bones of the Foot, Leg, and Pelvis” (Book 2) by Know Yourself Academy
  • “Dr. Bonyfide Presents Bones of the Rib Cage and Spine” (Book 3) by Know Yourself Academy
  • “Dr. Bonyfide Presents Bones of the Head, Face, and Neck” (Book 4) by Know Yourself Academy
  • “Insides Out!” by Lucille M. Kayes
  • “The Body: Through The Microscope” by Lionel Bender
  • “Bones: Our Skeletal System” by Seymour Simon
  • “Muscles: Our Muscular System” by Seymour Simon
  • “The Heart: Our Circulatory System” by Seymour Simon
  • “The Brian: Our Nervous System” by Seymour Simon
  • “Eyes & Ears” by  Seymour Simon
  • “Human Body Detectives: The Lucky Escape” by Dr. Heather Manley
  • “Human Body Detectives: A Heart Pumping Adventures” by Dr. Heather Manley
  • “Human Body Detectives: Battle with the Bugs” by Dr. Heather Manley
  • “Look Into Your Body: All About you from the inside out” by  Reader’s Digest

Kits used:

  • “Squishy Human Body” by Smart Labs
  • ”DNA” by  ScienceWiz
  • “Genetics & DNA” by Thames & Kosmos