Everyone is curious what the lies beyond the skin. Frogs have been a long time model of understanding the function, position and relative size of organs, tissues, and systems. This is an excellent use of touch-driven educational activity that also happens to be odorless and environmentally sensitive. This app might be used instead of a frog dissection lab or as a pre-lab preparation exercise. It gives students an appreciation of the layers of a frog's tissue in a system approach to anatomy and function. Students drive a scalpel or scissors with their fingertips, 'lift' tissues or organs out of the way, and spin organs around while the narrator explains what they are seeing on the screen. Frog Dissection is best for high school biology students.
From the Developer
Frog Dissection from Punflay, is a greener alternative for teaching dissection in the classroom. This iPad app is suitable for middle-school students who are learning about organs and organ systems as part of their life science curriculum. Students can try dissecting a virtual specimen with all the trappings that come with the real procedure-minus the mess of course! Besides a virtual chloroformed specimen, the app comes with all the dissection tools and detailed instructions to complete the procedure. Once dissection is complete, the frog’s organs are exposed for further study. Vivid 3D images will help students visualize the internal organs very effectively. For enhanced learning experience, the app also has information on the different types of frogs, frogs’ life cycle, anatomical comparison of frogs with humans, an interactive quiz and detailed descriptions of the organs.
•Vivid 3D imaging
•Step by step instructions with voice over
•Accurate simulation of the wet lab dissection procedure
•Content validation by subject matter experts
•Anatomical comparison of humans with frogs
•Comprehensive information on frogs’ organs
•Classification, lifecycle and organ functions of frogs
•Interactive quiz on frogs
•Information on types of frogs
Frog Dissection has received accolades from top review sites and educators who have found this to be an excellent teaching tool in the classroom. The app has been featured in schools that are exploring alternatives to real dissection.
Whether you are an educator, parent or student, Frog Dissection will be a valuable tool to learn dissection the greener way!