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Summertime, and the Learning is Easy…….

info Keep your kids learning all summer with APC’s new free Living Gut App for iPad and Alimentary Assault 3D for Android.

Exploring the depths of our gastrointestinal tracts, kids (of any and all ages) will learn all about the organs of our digestive tracts and the bacteria which can be found living in each area of the gut. And they can have lots of fun destroying the bad guys (pathogens) with their armoury (probiotics, of course)!

Developed by James Finn as part of his MSc in Interactive Media in collaboration with Dr Sabin Tabirca in UCC’s School of Computer Science and Information Technology and APC’s Marc McCarthy, Living Gut and Alimentary Assault-3D are proving to be innovative new learning tools, with more than 700 international downloads of Living Gut in advance of our launch!

“I really like playing Alimentary Assault – it’s brilliant fun. And because I’m learning stuff, my Mum thinks it’s great too!” Hugo Guénebaut, age 10, Cork Educate Together National School.

The Living Gut and Alimentary Assault Apps were developed as part of the Science Foundation Ireland-funded APC’s innovative Education and Public Engagement programme, which also includes the exciting Alimentary Adventures walkthrough inflatable tunnel which mimics the human digestive system and the Microbe Magic website which includes lots of activities for kids and additional games.

Download Living Gut for iPad from iTunes and Alimentary Assault 3Dfor Android from the Google Playstore

16 July 2014