DIY Human Body
You are what you download
The DIY Human Body app allows families and educators to investigate and learn about the human body at home, at school, or anywhere you go! The app provides 13 free, easy to use, hands-on activities, plus videos, and much more! Each activity includes material lists, step-by-step instructions, and detailed explanations. The activity materials are widely available and inexpensive, and you probably have many of them in your own home. The free app is available in English and Spanish and for iPhones and iPads with iOS 7 and above .
Make a Heart Valve
How does your heart move blood in one direction?
How does eating “bad” food damage your circulatory system?
What’s in Your Blood?
What makes up human blood and how is blood analyzed?
Have a Heart
How does your heart pump blood in one direction?
The Gas You Pass
What causes flatulence and makes you pass gas?
What Does Spit Do?
How does saliva help digest food you eat?
Stiff Bones, Bendy Bones
What makes our bones stiff but flexible at the same time?
Strong Bones, Weak Bones
How much force is needed to break a bone?
What are the different ways that bones can break?
Wash Away Germs
What’s the best way to wash your hands?
How does snot protect your lungs?
Build a Lung
How do your lungs bring air into your body and push it out?
What’s in Your Breath?
How is air we breathe in different from air we breathe out?
Technical Support for DIY Human Body
Why doesn’t the app work on my mobile device?
DIY Human Body is currently compatible with iPhones and iPads that have iOS 7 or later installed.
Why do the videos in the app lack sound?
The most common reason you don’t hear any sound is due to the “Mute” toggle on your iOS device. Or, just as common, the volume has been lowered so low that it settles on “mute.” If turning up the volume doesn’t work, flip the toggle switch above the volume controls on the side of your iOS device.
Why can’t I view the videos?
Make sure you’re connected to the internet via wi-fi to get the best video experience as we stream from YouTube.
Can I send the DIY Human Body activities to a friend?
Yes! You can e-mail them a PDF of the activity within the app! Or you can download the activities PDFs from this page.
We do not collect any personal information with DIY Human Body. When you download and use DIY Human Body, we don’t require you to provide any information and we do not collect any information about you or your device.
DIY Human Body complies with the Children’s Online Privacy Protection Act. We do not knowingly collect personal information of any kind from users of any age.
Users may contact us via email if they have questions about DIY Human Body. We may receive a user’s email address and other information about a user if the user submits that information to us through email. We will only use this information to respond to any inquiries from the user.
This project was supported by the National Institutes of Health (NIH) Science Education Partnership Award program under award number 5R25OD010543-02. Any opinions, findings, conclusions, or recommendations expressed in this program are those of the author and do not reflect the views of NIH.
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