New Curriculum Review: Kiddom’s OpenStax Anatomy and Physiology 2e

OpenStax’s Kiddom Anatomy and Physiology (Kiddom Anatomy) is a comprehensive science program for high school Anatomy and Physiology. The material is available in digital format through the Kiddom platform or in print. The material intends to provide relevant instruction in Anatomy and Physiology while supporting students in their future careers.

In Kiddom Anatomy, learning is organized in units that include multiple chapters. All chapters are formatted consistently and focus on specific body systems (i.e., reproductive, circulatory, integumentary). Within each chapter, there are multiple sections. Each section includes learning objectives, a variety of images, figures, and charts to support student understanding, and a significant amount of required reading.

In a typical chapter, students read, answer a variety of questions, and take an assessment. The materials are text-dense, so students must be able to read effectively and extensively. Learning List’s reviewers noted the absence of labs, experiments, and opportunities for students to design their own experiments and solve problems. Rather, students are frequently directed to simulations, images, and videos.

Kiddom Anatomy includes Review Questions and Critical Thinking Questions at the end of each chapter, both of which are summative. Review and Critical Thinking Questions are intended to be answered online, and the material states that Review Questions are automatically graded, though that feature was not operational at the time of Learning List’s review.

Read Learning List’s editorial review to learn about the resources available for teachers and the supports for special student populations.

Learning List has recently reviewed OpenStax Biology, Chemistry, and Physics by Kiddom.

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