I thought I would share 4 great websites that makes learning about the topics of puberty, sexuality and the reproductive system fun and interactive.
This BBC interactive body website explains facts about the reproductive system when students click an area of the body. Students can explore the website at their own pace and short flash animations often accompany text. There is also a short animation explaining the menstrual cycle.
This site is well designed for children and teenagers and covers not only puberty but also body image, peer pressure and a number of other topics. It is informative but uses an easy to understand writing style. Students can also listen to the information instead of reading, however the voices sound very computerised. The flash animations of the male and the female reproductive system are good to introduce or reflect on the human anatomy. It is clear, colourful and easy to navigate.
This is my favourite site due to the large collection of sexual health related resources. Not only is there an abundance of written information, the website becomes interactive by including a number of well designed videos and games.
You can watch an animated video showing how to put on a condom or watch and listen to young people talk about safer sex, STI’s, being gay, peer pressure and lots more. There is also a selection of games to support learning. My favourite game is called Sex-Fu and the good cartoon graphics and sound effects makes learning challenging and fun.
While the website Babycenter is aimed at pregnant women it has five high quality 3D animated videos that explain the different stages of a pregnancy. The picture quality and audio is excellent and the female narrator speaks slowly and clearly. Each of the five videos only goes for about 2 minutes. But they are filled with a lot of information which can be further discussed. The website also provides written transcripts for each video.
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