beauty is only skin deep; icky stuff is deeper - clear plastic sheets
When I was a child, my father had a atlas of the human body with clear plastic sheets on it, and you could peel it off and see what's under our skin.
It took me hours to look over the organs, muscle tissue and blood vessels, bones and everything else.
Dad, if he's alive today, he won't have to do that. through foils.
Instead, he will have a Mac or multimedia PC and a copy of "Adam: Insider", "body engineering" or "body Navigation.
"Or he can visit the virtual body website to learn about the brain, the digestive system, the heart, and the bones.
Adam: insider of Adam software (
Not exactly in line with the "medical school of your home" statement, but this is a very good introduction to human anatomy.
The program is divided into three parts: anatomy, family scrapbook and animation.
When you enter the anatomy section, you will see a full picture of the front of a man or woman.
By default, the breasts of the genitals and women are covered with flower-free fruit leaves, but you can remove the leaves-
Unless the person who installed the program opens the modest function.
There is an icon that lets you switch between male and female, and also lets you change skin tone and features to reflect different races.
Of course, this only applies to the level of the skin, because when you peel off the skin, you will find that our hearts are actually the same.
You can peel off the skin, reveal subcutaneous fat, or go deep into 100 layers of skin, fat, organs and bones.
This program, like the human body, has a great depth.
You can rotate the view of the body to the front, back and side and zoom in any area using a magnifying glass.
You can also observe the body through the system, such as cardiovascular, endocrine, digestion and immunity.
When viewing the system, you can choose whether to display the labels for each part.
You can also print any view with or without a label. (
Unless you use the third program, the software won't let you copy the image to the clipboard and paste it into another programparty screen-Capture utility. )
There are also educational activities, including neat puzzles where you have to interpret the various components of certain body parts.
The home scrapbook is not a place to store photos of your body parts, but an educational area where you can watch a series of easy multimedia presentations about a variety of body systems.
It seems to be very suitable for teenagers, although this program usually features almost any age group starting with pre-school education.
In addition to quizzes, animations and other fun activities, the product also has a text material reference section about the body.
There is more information on the company's website, which is only available to registered users of the product. "BodyWorks 6.
0 from Learning Company(
Not as much activity or physical opinion as Adam, but it has more interactivity and is also a very good introduction to anatomy.
The project is divided into three areas: body system, education and 3-D Models.
The body system area allows you to explore the body by selecting the cardiovascular system, digestive system, lymphatic system, etc.
If you click once on a system project, you will get a general description of the project.
Click twice and you can browse it intuitively.
BodyWorks shows more than just static pictures and animations.
Its advantage lies in its interactive function, which allows you to observe them from any angle with the mouse manipulator and other body systems.
Click twice on the cardiovascular system and you will see a picture of the human body with heart and blood vessels.
Click on the heart once and you will get an article with hot links to topics related to blood and blood pressure.
Double click on the heart and you will see an animation off-
It's taken away.
You can also rotate it and see it work from the back or side.
The same process applies to all body parts and systems.
In the field of education, a person, a doctor
When the picture of the system rotates on the screen, the brain provides a series of lectures on various body systems.
The doctor may be a bit monotonous, but she is knowledgeable.
While this is based on impressive research, I am reluctant to recommend the "physical travel" provided by Time Warner e-publishing for children"-
There are even some delicate adults.
As explained by the open multimedia introduction, the product is based on research funded by the visual human Program of the National Medical Library.
The body of Joseph Paul genigen, 39year-
After his execution, the old murderer was "sliced, photographed and digitally converted into 120 billion bits of data ".
Illustrations on CD
ROM was shocking and scientific research was really impressive, but the details about Jernigan, his crimes and his execution made me feel a little scary.
Once you have passed the introduction, you can explore the various parts of the body by watching the movies told, which explain the internal work of the body and its parts in considerable detail.
The body viewer allows you to zoom in to see the part with the skin, which is stripped to show potential muscles and organs, or just bones.
You can also see the cross.
Part of the body, as if you were able to pick up the scalpel and cut it from head to foot.
Other views allow you to peek at it when the body dissolves, or "fly" it from foot to head when it reveals muscles and organs.
To be frank, I find that this project is largely a waste of time and money, and I have no intention of sharing it with my children due to its terrible nature.
Please check the resources on the network before purchasing any Anatomy Software.
Virtual web page (
Take you on a very complex multimedia tour of the body.
The page is a bit slow and requires you to download the shock wave of Macromedia, but not only will you find a lot of information, but you will find a multimedia presentation that competes with what you find on the CDROM. *Lawrence J.
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