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SmartLab Challenge: Human Body

SmartLab Challenge: Human Body

Spring 2008 Games
Ages: 8 & Up
Manufacturer: SmartLab
Price: $19.99
Human Body Challenge is an electronic quiz book designed for one or two players. The hard cover, wire-bound book contains 1,000 multiple-choice questions (about seven per page) on anatomy, fitness, diseases, nutrition, pharmacology, and various other topics related to the human body. Attached to the book is a handheld game controller similar to those used with popular gaming systems.

What is the Golgi apparatus? How many people have "outie" belly buttons? What does snot do? What did 47 people do in Australia in 2005 to set a world record? What food is thought to have jump-started the evolution of the human brain? The player finds the question in the book, determines the best answer, and pushes the lettered button on the controller corresponding to the selected answer from the book. If the correct answer was selected the controller makes a happy noise (not too loud) and displays a happy face. An incorrect answer results in a sad face, sad noise and the correct answer is given. Scores for each player are updated continuously on the display. Player(s) try to score as many points as possible in this fun, timed 10-minute game.

Ellie and Don Homce   ©2008 Parents' Choice
Don and Ellie Homce are the parents of two sons. Ellie is a former chemistry and physical science teacher and trainer in the hazardous materials field. Currently a professional volunteer at local schools and a thrift shop, Ellie continues to pursue her interests in art. Don is a health and safety and environmental science professional who enjoys building and fixing things. He has been a Boy Scout Leader for the past ten years.

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