Title: The Human Body

Overall Rating: C

Source: National Geographic

Playing Time: 60 minutes

Date: 1993

Cost: $125

Number of Players: 1

Special Equipment/Facilities Needed: CD-ROM

Subject Area: Science

Objectives: To introduce students to the anatomy and physiology of the human body and its nutritional requirements.

Brief Description:This program contains 6 books; the brain, your teeth, bones and muscles, the senses, food for your body and an activity guide. You can "read " each of the books seperately from each other.

Entry Capabilities Required: A fourth grade reading ability

Rating: (1-5)

Relevance to objectives: 5

Provides practice of relevant skills: 3

Likely to arouse/maintain interest: 2(poor graphics)

Likely to be comprehended clearly: 5

Technical quality (durable, attractive):2

Game: Winning dependent on player actions (rather than chance): No games are included

Simulation: Validity of game model (realistic, accurate depiction): see above

Evidence of effectiveness (e.g. field-test results): see above

Clear directions for play: 4

Effectiveness of debriefing:4

Strong Points: Very easy to comprehend. The viewer doesn’t get confused by a lot of new vocabulary

Weak Points: Very boring. There is no entertainment or spark in the entire program.

Reviewer: Lisa Parker

Position: Graduate Student

Date: Spring 1999

Computer System Reviewed on: Macintosh Power Mac G3233, 64mb ram.