Netflix Academy: The best streaming videos on the systems of the human body

Note: This post is part of our series, "Netflix Academy: The best educational videos available for streaming." Be sure to check out our previous Netflix Academy posts on dinosaursaquatic lifeinsectsfrogs and other amphibiansreptilesbirdsmammalshuman evolutionearthquakes and volcanoes; outer spaceAncient Asian Culturesearly American civilizationsAncient GreeceAncient RomeNative American culturesChristopher Columbus and the Age of DiscoveryColonial America and the Revolutionary War; the American founders; the Lewis and Clark expeditionmovie adaptations of classic children’s books, and American folk heroes.

Throughout this series, I’ve complained about the relative paucity of streaming videos on human history; now it’s clear that there aren’t nearly enough videos on human biology, either. But we found a few, and they are fantastic, particularly the episodes from The Magic School Bus (which is making a comeback!). Enjoy—and, as always, let us know if you find some others, too.

Special thanks to research interns Ashley Council and Liz McInerney for helping to compile these lists.

Best videos on the systems of the human body

 

1. The Magic School Bus Inside Ralphie (Season 1, Episode 3)

Why does Ralphie have a fever? Time for a field trip inside Ralphie's body to find out. But white blood cells start to attack the bus. Yikes!

Length: 25 minutes

Rating: TV-Y

Provider: Netflix

 

2. The Magic School Bus Flexes Its Muscles (Season 2, Episode 2)

Ms. Frizzle takes the class on a field trip to R.U. Humerus’s Body Shop. They learn how bones, muscles, and joints all work together to help us move.

Length: 25 minutes

Rating: TV-Y

Provider: Netflix

 

3. The Magic School Bus Goes Cellular (Season 4, Episode 5)

Arnold is so excited to win the Rocky Award! But he's also so orange! The Magic School Bus takes a field trip to Arnold's cells to find out why.

Length: 25 minutes

Rating: TV-Y

Provider: Netflix

4. Skeletal and Muscular System

Identify all the major bones, muscles, joints, and cartilage in the human body and how they work together.

Length: 20 minutes

Rating: NR

Provider: Amazon Instant

 

5. Inside the living body

Inside the Living Body reveals the life story of the human body, from first cry to final breath.

Length: 89 minutes

Rating: NR

Provider: National Geographic via Youtube

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