Magazine article Teach

My Amazing Human Body

Magazine article Teach

My Amazing Human Body

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My Amazing Human Body is an interactive program for young children. It can also be used as a junior encyclopedia where users can look up specific information about the body from the program's index page. Guided by an animated skeleton character, the program has four areas kids can explore.

In "What Am I Made Of?" kids choose and explore a specific body part. Select the eye and you are presented with a picture of the eye that you can rotate, measure and even poke. You can learn about eye optics, blinking, tears and the mechanics of the eye. There are 35 learning modules that cover the basic parts and organs of the body.

"Me and My Day" is an animated cartoon journey of the body throughout the course of a day. Choose the type and amount of activity for the character - exercise, food, rest, drink or sleep - and see the effects of your choices on the body.

"Build Me A Body" is a quiz game that asks specific questions about the body. "Take Me Apart" is a learning game in which users visually place the body parts in their proper places.

My Amazing Human Body packs an educational punch, but what do kids think? …

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