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The Bones of It - An Introduction to the Skeleton (Warning - very cheesy but fun!)

This engaging and highly informative program covers a wealth of key learning content relating to the skeletal system. Human bones provide the body with shape and make it possible for movement, protect vital organs and store important substances that contribute to our health and well being. Our formidable expert 'Z-Man the Zombie' welcomes us into his bone-laden graveyard, and explores many aspects of bones and the human skeletal system. The journey includes a look at what bones are; their form and function; breaking and healing; and how to promote and maintain healthy bones.

In Focus Functional Anatomy

This program examines how our anatomy enables us to be physically active. The topic is split into:

skeletal system

muscular system

respiratory system

circulatory system

 Structure of the Heart

To study the structure of the human heart Learning outcomes - students will be able to:

1. Tell the size, location and covering of the human heart

2. List the different parts of the heart

3. Name and explain the function of the different chambers of the heart

4. Name, locate and describe the function of the different valves of the heart

5. Identify the different blood vessels that bring and carry blood away from the heart.

Circulation of Blood

To learn how the heart pumps blood in humans Learning outcomes - students will be able to:

1. Explain how the human heart pumps blood

2. Recall the internal structure of the heart

3. Describe how carbon dioxide-rich blood is pumped through the heart

4. Explain how the heart receives and pumps oxygen-rich blood.

The Body in Motion: Part 1 - An Introduction

The human body is always on the move. Whether we are jumping, running or sitting still; blood is pumping, muscles are contracting, and joints are moving. The body's internal systems perform complex processes every second of every day, so we can spend our time doing whatever we need to. This Australian-made, curriculum fit program takes us inside the human body, showing us just how the musculoskeletal and cardio-respiratory systems work and how they influence and respond to movement.

The Body in Motion: Part 3 - Fitness, Skill and Training

When beginning any health and fitness program we need to test our health-related and skill-related components of fitness in order to expose our strengths and weakness and to determine what components we need to work on. This doesn't just apply to a trained athlete, but is just as relevant to the untrained person of any age. In this Australian-made, curriculum fit program we learn practical tests that measure the health-related and skill-related components of fitness, how to apply the FITT principle to a training program, and what happens to the cardio-respiratory system when we exercise.

The Body in Motion: Part 2 - Influences on Movement

How can we use biomechanical principles to enhance performance? Trained athletes, fitness fanatics, and casual exercisers alike can all benefit from an understanding of biomechanics. In this Australian-made, curriculum fit program we see the main types of motion in action and learn how to calculate velocity, acceleration and momentum. We examine the two types of balance, discover the importance of knowing your centre of gravity and learn how to calculate force. We also explore the principles of fluid mechanics, including buoyancy, displacement and resistance.




Muscular System

Agonist and antagonist muscles


Muscular System

Concentric and eccentric and isometric 


Respiratory System


Circulatory System

Arteries, Veins, Capillaries


Circulatory System


Circulatory System


Circulatory System


Circulatory System


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