DIY Human Body

An app that explores the workings of the human body

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APP DETAILS

Developer – The Lawrence Hall of Science


Age Range - 7 to 14 year olds


Subject – Biology


Rating – 74/100


Price – Free


App Store Linkhttp://geni.us/1tQi


Play Store Link – Not Available


Windows Store Link – Not Available

App Review

DIY Human Body is a free app from University of California, Berkeley’s The Lawrence Hall of Science that lets children explore how the human body works. It is nicely presented and encourages children to learn more by conducting their own experiments.


The app is divided into three sections:


BODY SYSTEMS


This describes the five main systems in the human body (circulatory, digestive, skeletal, immune and respiratory) using child friendly language. A diagram labelling the main features of each system is also provided.


ACTIVITIES


There are thirteen hands-on activities that use everyday items to help children learn more about the human body and health. Each activity includes clear easy to follow instructions that have been tested by families and teachers. For example, children can make a heart valve using straws and balloons.

VIDEOS


There are seventeen videos about the human body and how to keep it healthy. Children can learn more about the various systems. For example, they can find out about the skeletal system by watching the video “Getting an x-ray”, the respiratory system by watching “How do the lungs work?” and the immune system by watching “How germs spread”.


DIY Human Body does not contain any adverts, in-app purchases or external links. I would also recommend the other apps in the series - DIY Sun Science http://geni.us/qbi and DIY Nano HD http://geni.us/NZk



Peter

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