Name of teaching resource
Sheppard Software – Digestion Game (1, 2 & Quiz)
Weblink (if web based)
Who should this digital teaching resource be used with? (ie year/grade)
How should it be used? (e.g. individual, whole class)
Which subject or learning area would it be most appropriate to use in?
Health, Science and Physical Education.
Identify the strengths of this teaching resource
This resource allows for the understanding of how each part of the body fits together to process food, and why each part of the body is important. The clear labels all for a visual understanding of each organ or body part. There are also aural explanations about each part explaining how and why it functions as it does.
Identify any weaknesses of this teaching resource
In level 2 of the game it is difficult to identify where some parts go and can take some time to get it correct, although you are able to continue to practice on level 1 until you feel comfortable with level 2.
Explain any ideas you may have for further use of this teaching resource
By developing the knowledge with the human body and how it process food you are able to extend the knowledge of the human body in conjunction with food. This can start in Year 5 and then develop into more advanced studies in High School Educations. This can be done through the study of home-economics cooking classes, physical education and the further knowledge of muscles and the skeletal systems. And can also be transferred over to science with the study of food and the chemical reactions the body has with each. Each various subject can focus on specific parts of the body and then develop the students understanding of how each part works in conjunction with the other.