Did you dissect a frog when you were in school? How did you like it? Today I am going to introduce an app Frog Dissection. It brings the whole dissection process onto iPAD. It won’t replace the real practice, but it is a wonderful tool to learn about the dissection process, the organs, and frog’s body and life. For those who can’t enjoy the real dissection, this app offers a great alternative to dissecting on a real frog.
The app provides step-by-step instructions on how to dissect a frog with realistic pictures. For example, kids will hear the instruction: “Select the pins from the tools”. After kids tap on the pins, they will be told to “Pin the limbs to the dissection pan to keep the specimen in place”. After kids move the pins to the highlighted spots on the limbs, they will hear instructions for the next steps. All the instructions are very clear and there are visual hints to tell the kids what and where to perform the next step. The only drawback is there is no re-wind option. If kids missed something in an earlier step, they cannot go back till they reach the end of the whole dissection process and re-start it again.
Once they finished the dissection process, kids can learn about each organ by tapping on them. There is a short introduction for each organ with 3D models that kids can turn around with a finger.
Besides dissection and organs, the app also has sections on Frog Lifecycle, All About Frogs, Types of Frogs, Human Vs Frog, Wet Lab Process, and Quiz. The quiz includes multiple choices questions and “drag to the right places” questions.
Designed for middle and high school kids, Frog Dissection is a great app for pre-view and review of the dissection process. It is also a great tool for those who are not comfortable with the real dissection but still want to learn the process. Homeschool families will for sure find this app very helpful.
If you would like to check it out or purchase it, please use the App Store button provided below. The cost is the same to you, but iGameMom gets a small percentage. Thanks for your support! Note: The button works for all countries.
iGameMom has a copy of Frog Dissection to giveaway, thanks to the developer PunFlay.
To win the app, please leave a comment at the bottom of this post, telling me why you want to have this app. You have to use the word “science” to be eligible. Any comments entered by midnight Jan.19 are eligible to win.
The winner will be randomly picked and announced here at this post on Jan.20.
The winner is Kimmie Thomas. Congratulations!