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The Human Body

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Name of App:

The Human Body

Recommended Grade Level:

All

Category:

About the Body

Platform:

Apple

Device Used On:

Ipad, ipod, iphone

Cost of App:

$2.99

Download Site:

https://itunes.apple.com/us/app/the-human-body-by-tinybop/id682046579?mt=8&ign-mpt=uo%3D4

Primary Use:

Warm up or mainstream activity app for Health classroom for any age.

How App is used in classroom/gym:


I have used this app as a warm-up activity to get the students aware of the body system that we are covering that lesson. The app allows them to interact on a limited level with that body system alone or view it with multiple systems. After the students have had a few minutes (each student had their own iPad, though you could use an iPad for 2 students) I would bring the class together and discuss what they observed in the few minutes the students had to explore that body system. After the short discussion, I would use the app as a visual teaching aid to help explain the body system that we are going to cover in that lesson.

I have connected my iPad to the monitor/projector so that all students can see what I am seeing. It is a great interactive visual that has many teachable moments. It can also be used as an assessment tool. Students can name the body system parts and how they work and/or interact with the rest of the body.

Submitted by Debra Laulainen in Menahga, MN.   Thanks for contributing to PE Central!   Posted on PEC: 1/2/2014 7:02:22 PM.   Viewed 12307 times since 1/2/2014.

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The app does not have all the body systems included.