Essential Skeleton 2

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Bone-up on the anatomy of the human skeletal system with this richly detailed application. From stapes to femur, and every bone in-between, find its anatomical position and read about its function and physical characteristics.

6th - Higher Ed Science 140 Views 65 Downloads
App Overview

Tap on any particular bone on the whole-skeleton model or reverse pinch to zoom in. Once zoomed in, choose from the following options:

  • Hear the pronunciation of the name
  • Isolate, hide, hide others, fade, or fade others around it
  • Tap on the information (i) button for a description, including its role
  • Once you open the information pop-up, you can add your own note about the structure 

When a bone is being studied, a breadcrumb trail appears. Beginning at the whole skeleton system, it lists the appendicular or axial, then the more specific group that bone is a part of, and finally to the individual bone of focus.

Features front the home screen:

  • Home: Return to full human skeleton
  • Reset: Turn bones on that have been hidden or faded
  • Book: Allows user to rename or share the group of bones
  • Search: An alphabetical list of every bone or type in specific bone name
  • Pencil: Write notes around and on the model
  • Share: Share the app through various social media platforms
  • Tools: Help video tutorials, change background color between black and white, switch to left-handed configuration, and more
  • Quiz: Set up a multiple-choice or drag-and-drop style assessment
  • Multiple Selection Mode

A Control Menu is also available in an upper corner of the screen where you can isolate the axial or appendicular skeleton, and individual bones from there. Note that the information pop-up is not visible if you are working from this menu.

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Curator Rating
  • Adherence to task
  • Worth the money

    Evan though the font is small, the app is free and valuable

  • Fun factor
  • Scaffolding of learning
  • User safety
  • Control and feedback

    Users can even create their personal notes for the various bones and structures

  • How techie do I need to be?
Instructional Ideas

Recommend this to all aspiring anatomists as a comprehensive study tool. They can set up quizzes on specific groups of bones to practice for an in-class assessment.

Classroom Considerations

Some of the text is tiny and does not enlarge, even when you zoom in on the structure. Keep this in mind if you happen to have learners that are visually challenged.

This is one of many anatomy applications by 3D4Medical, meant to be a free sample of their paid apps. Nevertheless, it is extremely useful and may meet your needs for teaching the skeletal system.

  • Model is highly detailed and fully three-dimensional
  • Completely rotatable
  • Incredible value in a free application
  • Much of the font is extremely small