Anatomy Educational Games

Deano 19/12/2012 7

Hi Everyone,

Something that I have used in my teaching is Anatomy Arcade and with more and more people having access to computers and mobile devices you can access to it too! I find this website a massive help in taking away barriers and making learning fun.

The games on Anatomy Arcade are organised by body system and game type. The two main games are Whack-A-Bone from the skeletal system and Poke-A-Muscle from the muscular system. In addition, there are jigsaws, crosswords, word searches, match twos, and just for fun.

Whack-A-Bone is an excellence main activity in the class and will lead your learners towards an instinctive knowledge of the major bones of the body. You can build up, scan and whack the arm, leg and core and when this has been perfected, you then scan the entire skeleton! To advance you have to score 80% or higher which is a good standard to set for learners. There is a chart that will allow learners and teachers to monitor progression and set new goals.

Be warned however phalanges is used for both your finger and toe bones. There’s a written distinction (“(toe) phalanges”) but the vocals don’t distinguish between the two and you have to choose correctly or it’s counted against you.

Overall, I love this game! The learners can play it to learn and use it as a homework task. I tend to run a league table throughout the year and award a prize for the best score and the most improved score of the month!

The first thing that hooked me on this site was Poke-A-Muscle is its excellence for learners on BTEC & GCSE pathways again I run beat the teacher (Just to add I’ve never been beat yet!) and the students love it. Poke-A-Muscle is designed to help the learning of the major superficial muscles of the body. You do this in a way where you hunt for muscles with an x-ray scanner and poke the right muscles with your finger. There are 10 stages in all that will challenge most students and allow you the teacher or parent to monitor progress.

Try it out and tell us what you think?



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  2. Louise 25/12/2012 at 8:56 am - Reply

    I wish my teachers used these types of games to help me learn!

  3. Kellie Bear 06/01/2013 at 6:42 pm - Reply

    I love poke a muscle!

  4. Erik Cearley 01/02/2013 at 11:38 am - Reply

    This is great I will try this out with the students I teach at my school! Please keep sharing the links!

  5. Darren Rusnak 05/02/2013 at 8:12 pm - Reply

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  6. Sarah Lower 19/02/2013 at 12:25 pm - Reply

    Great Write up and I will be sharing this with other teachers in the school today! Thanks so much guys!

  7. Nicky Barnes 05/03/2013 at 6:16 am - Reply

    This is a great post and really good for anyone starting to learn about the body!

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