Today's Fresh Look Fridays post features one of the most mesmerizing sites I've ever seen. I could spend hours on it, just exploring, zooming in and zooming out, spinning the image around...SO. MUCH. FUN. And educational at the same time.
Google Body is one of Google's latest experiments within Google Labs. And it rocks. Essentially, you are given an interactive, 3d model of the human body to explore and learn from. Amazing -- especially when used in small groups on a SMART Board for a Biology or Science class.
Please note: to try it out, I believe you have to be using Google Chrome as your browser (sorry Internet Explorer diehards!).
There are so many amazing features that are valuable in a Science classroom:
1. Use the search box in the top right-hand corner to isolate specific body parts.
2. Zoom in and out on specific body parts, systems, etc.
3. Pin specific body parts once found, in order to get a comprehensive view of how they work together.
4. Can you say "vocabulary review"
5. Spin, dip, annotate, highlight and share.
6. Click on images on the human model, and instantly get the name of that artery, organ, muscle, etc.
7. ENGAGE your students with a way more detailed and interactive model of the human body than any old textbook can provide.
8. Endless demonstrations and activities can be designed for individual, small group or whole class work centered around this model -- especially if used in conjunction with your SMART Board.
My apologies to the person whom first showed this to me at the recent teacher2teacher conference in Bow Island -- I can't remember who it was!! I like to give credit where credit is due, but for now, I guess I'll just have to take all the glory for demonstrating the awesomeness of this site :p
Have a fantabulous weekend everyone.