Monday, September 29, 2014

The Human Body

Explore the human body with The Human Body app.  Suitable for young children upwards, this interactive app shows how the human body works.  Users start by creating a profile then choosing which aspect of the human body to focus on.  Vision, hearing and brain function are detailed using the iPad camera and microphone.    

The app has some clever features such as how the brain responds to smell, how the body reacts when bitten by a mosquito or tickled by a feather.

The digestive system, where you can select food to eat and watch to see how it progresses through the body, is a popular feature.  

A dashboard feature for teachers and parents provides access to a handbook of supporting materials, prompts for discussion and activities.