Body Spectrum is an educational software program that helps you learn about human anatomy. Use Body Spectrum to learn the names of body parts and test your knowledge. Body Spectrum is perfect for students in high school, college, or medical school.
When you work with Body Spectrum, you'll see anatomical drawings on an interactive drawing pad. Using the mouse, color the individual parts of the drawing. When you color a particular part in Quiz Mode, Body Spectrum will ask you to provide the name of that part. You can then enter the name from memory or choose it from a list.
Body Spectrum tests your knowledge of twelve anatomical categories including the nervous system, the skeleton, the senses, cell structure, and eight others. You can also look up terms and definitions in an online glossary.
This is the central work area in Body Spectrum. Use the Contents screen to select the anatomical features you want to study.
Body Spectrum helps you learn the names of anatomical parts using interactive drawings. Each drawing contains individual features. For example, a drawing of the skull includes individual structures such as the mandible, maxilla, and coronal suture.
As an added feature, click on any of the labels in the anatomical drawings and you'll be able to view the Glossary definition of that word.
NOTE: Be sure your browser's zoom level is set at 100% before working in the Contents area. This enables the zoom tool to work correctly.
The Contents area can be used in two modes: Study Mode and Quiz Mode.
In Study Mode, you can color anatomical parts without being quizzed on their names. You also have three labeling options: to have the names of each anatomical part labeled for you as you color ("Label As You Go"), to have all labels appear at once ("All Labels"), or to have the labeling feature turned off entirely ("No Labels").
In Quiz Mode, you will color anatomical parts while being quizzed on their names. When you color a part, a multiple choice and fill-in-the-blank question option appears. You can then either type in the correct anatomical name from memory (fill-in-the-blank) or choose it from a list (multiple choice). When you have either submitted your answer or chosen "Show Me," the colorized part is labeled. Once you have worked through all of the drawing's labels, you can move on to another drawing using the right or left arrow.
Choose "Fill In Next Part" to automatically select and fill the next image part. If used in Quiz Mode, this will also open the next label question window.
Choose "Clear All Parts" to clear all labels and color from an image.
Choose "Print" to print the image in the content window in its current state.
In addition to testing your knowledge of anatomy, Body Spectrum provides a glossary of anatomical terms.
To work with the Glossary, click the "Glossary" button. Choose to access Glossary terms either by using the quick-jump letter buttons at the top, scrolling through the list of terms on the left, or using the Search function. If you start typing a word in the Search box, Body Spectrum will automatically scroll the list of terms toward your desired word. Delete the text in the Search box if you'd like to return to the top of the Glossary list.
Click on a term in the Glossary list and the definition will appear. Within the definition, you may find underlined links to other, related definitions. If you "drill down" through several definitions and would like to return to your original definition, simply click the "Back" button.