The girls range from three to almost six. The body parts they know can be counted on two hands. So, why does my husband need a Mac a pap that shocks your eyeballs with 2,500 anatomically correct body visuals?
It’s all in the name of higher education.
Body Parts You Didn’t Know You Had
The poorly named app is Visible Body 3D Human Anatomy Atlas. I’d prefer a name like, Under My Skin, or, Hide And Seek Body Parts, but whatever.
VB3DHAA (seriously, I could get carpal tunnel syndrome typing out the full name of the app in a review) is strikingly visual.
Whatever is under your skin, behind the bones, inside the body parts you didn’t know you had, and all the pieces that keep it together and running, in all their visual grossness, is there on your Mac in an app.
Whew. You can search for body parts by name. View body structures. Check out the details of an specific location within the human body, male or female.
Guess what? 3D on your Mac is not like 3D in the theatre. That said, the 3D body can be moved around with ease so you can rotate, see inside, and totally explore the human body.
Wait. There’s more. And it gets worse (or, better, if you relish what’s inside your insides.
VB3DHAA gives you all the details on body parts; names, complete definitions, and graphic graphics.
Did you ever wonder what the heart and lungs look like? In full color?
Wait. There’s more. Kids, you might want to cover your eyes because you’re about to learn why a picture is worth a thousand words and how a thousand words can be summed up by yuk!
It doesn’t take long for kids to realize that what they eat from one end shows up a day or so later at the other end.
What they don’t know is what goes on in between.
VB3DHAA will give them, and you, and your neighbor spying on you using a ladder and binoculars, all the particular details of the human anatomy, up to and including visual grossness.
I don’t doubt that children learn visually. VB3DHAA is visual. 2,500 anatomical structures. It’s interactive. Click and body parts open up so you can see what’s inside.
The images are in color and a single click will give you body part details you never read about in high school.
Zoom in on guts or brains or eyeballs. Rotate the cardiovascular system in 3D until you’re dizzy. This is a remarkably detailed Mac app that deserves usage, especially for middle school and high school kids.
At first, I worried about the effects the graphics might have on our pre-school and kindergarten-aged girls. At least, until the youngest pointed out that daddy and mommy have more guts than anyone else in the world. Literally.