Kidneys and the urinary system
This topic begins with a diagram showing the position of the kidneys in relation to the other surrounding organs. The organs of the urinary system are detailed. Organs associated with the male and female bladder are mentioned and a diagram is included for each system.
The Physiology of the Senses: Transformations for Perception and Action
A set of twelve web tutorials explaining the biology of human senses. These topics include: the eye, the visual cortex, visual perception of objects, visual perception of motion, association cortex, streams for visually guided actions, touch, muscle sense, hearing, balance, eye movements, and memory. The activities include introduction to the anatomy related to the topics, animations of physiological actions, and some interactive exercises testing the knowledge of the content. The materials a
HST.720 Physiology of the Ear (MIT)
Topics for this course are based primarily on reading and discussions of original research literature that cover the analysis as well as the underlying physical and physiological mechanisms of acoustic signals in the auditory periphery. Topics include the acoustics, mechanics, and hydrodynamics of sound transmission; the biophysical basis for cochlear amplification; the physiology of hair-cell transduction and synaptic transmission; efferent feedback control; the analysis and coding of simple an
HST.542J Quantitative Physiology: Organ Transport Systems (MIT)
This course elaborates on the application of the principles of energy and mass flow to major human organ systems. It discusses mechanisms of regulation and homeostasis. It also discusses anatomical, physiological, and pathophysiological features of the cardiovascular, respiratory, and renal systems. There is emphasis on those systems, features, and devices that are most illuminated by the methods of physical sciences.
6.542J Laboratory on the Physiology, Acoustics, and Perception of Speech (MIT)
The course focuses on experimental investigations of speech processes. Topics include: measurement of articulatory movements, measurements of pressures and airflows in speech production, computer-aided waveform analysis and spectral analysis of speech, synthesis of speech, perception and discrimination of speechlike sounds, speech prosody, models for speech recognition, speech disorders, and other topics. Two 1-hour lectures per week Two labs per week Brief lab reports Term project, with short
Human Physiology : What Is Microbiology?
Microbiology has to do with things that are alive, but are too
small to be seen with the naked eye. Learn about microbiology, bacteria
and disease with information from a science teacher in this video.
Physiology of the Cornea
Animation gives description of light traveling through the cornea, aqueous humor, pupil and lens. Detailed description, but animation is just a diagram with text added and a computer generated voice. Grades 9-12. 1:30 min.
How the Kidneys Work
This is brief, computer-animated video of an overview of the kidneys and their function in the human body.
HUMAN BODY - The Kidneys
This video consists of still images only. Images have parts of the body labeled. There is no narration, just music.
Learn How the Kidneys Work
How do our kidneys filter our blood stream? This video deomonstrates and explains how our kidneys work by making a model using a water bottle, fish tank tubing, funnel, coffee filters, food coloring and water. Run time 03:52.
Plant Physiology: Respiration
How can we tell when respiration in plants is taking place? This professional video conducts an experiment to help answer the question. Run time 02:32.
Swamps and Such - Natures Kidneys
This video series from WOSU Public Media uses the example of a wetland to explain the structure and functions of ecosystems and how ecosystems change over time. In these videos meet wetland scientist Dan Fink who hosts the program and examines the types of communities of plants, animals, birds and fish that abound in wetlands, the process of photosynthesis, and the complex relationship between water and productivity. Developed in collaboration with The Ohio State University Olentangy River Wetla
Plant Physiology: Phototropic Response
Growth in plants reflects the way in which the interact with the environment. Using time lapsed photography, his professional video shows how a plant responds to light and gravity. Includes narration. Run time 02:36.
MSc Sport & Exercise Physiology
Listen to student Dan Grant talking about the MSc Sport & Exercise Physiology and what careers it can lead to.
Introduction to matrices
This animation introduces matrices as a set of numbers on a rectangular grid that can represent, among other things, a vector transformation. A simple matrix is acted on a vector to show the transformation of the unit square into a parallelogram. The determinant is introduced.
Monumental “Miniatures”: Large-scale Paintings from India
October 9, 2010 - April 2011: Drawing from the Museum’s collection, Monumental "Miniatures" features a selection of paintings dating from the fifteenth through twentieth centuries. With highlights including an elaborate storytelling scroll from the southern Indian state of Andhra Pradesh and a sumptuous depiction of Krishna and his beloved, Radha, from Kishangarh in the western state of Rajasthan, this exhibition explores the great regional and thematic diversity of India’s tradition o
Informed by Fire: Highlights of American Ceramics
March 6, 2010 - July 13, 2011: Clay used in artistic expression dates back to the dawn of civilization. In the past three centuries, artists from the United States have contributed to this rich ceramic tradition with vibrant, original and intelligent expressions in clay. Varied forms, surface decoration, use of glaze for color combined with science and skill shows the full breadth of possibilities as demonstrated by this selection of ceramics from the Museum's collection.
Isamu Noguchi at the Philadelphia Museum of Art
September 7, 2010 - Summer 2013: The debut installation in the Museum’s new Anne d’Harnoncourt Sculpture Garden—Isamu Noguchi at the Philadelphia Museum of Art—presents a fascinating selection of sculptures by Isamu Noguchi (American, 1904–1988), who had long-standing ties with the Museum and its late director Anne d’Harnoncourt.
Tailoring Philadelphia: Tradition and Innovation in Menswear
October 2, 2010 - October 16, 2011: Drawn from the Museum’s rich collection of menswear, this exhibition focuses on one of Philadelphia’s most important industries in the late nineteenth and early twentieth centuries: tailoring. Francis Toscani (1915–1973), one of the city’s most successful tailors, is featured, with over fifteen of the designer’s innovative garments on view.
Porcelain for the Emperor: Chinese Ceramics of the Kangxi Reign (1662–1722)
August 7, 2010 - September 5, 2011: The Kangxi emperor, who ruled China from 1662 to 1722, was a connoisseur of the arts who took a particular interest in ceramics. In the 1680s, he ordered the reactivation of the imperial porcelain factory at Jingdezhen; by the end of his reign there were more than three thousand workshops producing wares for the imperial court as well as for China’s thriving domestic and export markets. Porcelain for the Emperor showcases the extraordinary technical an