Enliven health and life science curriculums with this impressive and totally interactive program. Excellent animations and graphics let students investigate body systems, health education topics, and frequently asked questions about the human body.
Easy to navigate, students simply click to zoom in on body systems, read informative text, or get pop-up definitions of vocabulary. Click on the cross-section, magnifying glass, or animation buttons on the interface to get a more in-depth look at aspects of the nervous, circulatory, musculoskeletal, respiratory, digestive, endocrine, excretory, and reproductive systems. Students can click to select male or female views of each system, and can switch between different skin colors.
In the Health Education section, explore the following topics: Healthy Eating, Smoking, Alcohol, Drugs, Sun Sense, Exercise, Teeth, he Life Cycle. The FAQ's section contains 10 commonly asked questions, such as "How do I move?" and "How do I digest food?" Three fun activities help student consolidate their new knowledge. They are:
Body Parts: Drag part of the body to an outline of the body. Compare your results to the correct diagram.
Build a Body: Click on body part labels to place the part in a body outline. The finished image can be copied or printed.
Body Quiz- A self-paced quiz that lets student test their ability to recognize parts of the body by matching diagrams with labels.
The Navigation Panel clearly shows your route through the program. Teacher Options and 2 levels of difficulty make the program fully adaptable to meet the needs of any student. Teachers may also choose which sections of the program their students will be able to access. Bodywise in an excellent biology resource for the classroom, with interactive screens easily displayed by a projector or whiteboard. Copying and printing text and images with or without labels allows teachers to create worksheets to reinforce learning away from the computer. A set of printable PDF activities is also included on the CD-ROM.
Minimum system requirements
Win 95, 166 MHz, 32 MB RAM, 16 bit color
Mac OS 7.6.1, PowerPC, 64 Mb RAM, 16 bit color