DIY Human Body
An app that explores the workings of the human body
Developer – The Lawrence Hall of Science
Age Range - 7 to 14 year olds
Subject – Biology
Rating – 74/100
Price – Free
App Store Link – http://geni.us/1tQi
Play Store Link – Not Available
Windows Store Link – Not Available
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:
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.
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.
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
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