By Todd Bernhard on Wed, 04/25/2012
My 11 year old is not looking forward to the upcoming frog dissection portion of her science class, so I was very interested in the Frog Dissection app from Punflay. The app leverages the large touchscreen and interactive nature of the iPad to provide a realistic simulation of the process I remember... and still cringe when thinking about it.
In fact, it might be a bit too realistic. I wonder if a more cartoonish simulation, without the pins, forceps, and scissors would be beneficial. Users could just touch to reveal each organ instead of pinning, slicing, and cutting.
The app provides extensive biological information as well, so it's a lesson plan in an app! I recommend Frog Dissection for any students who are too queasy to do the real thing, or who want to avoid sacrificing a frog, as long as teachers are okay with this simulation. No wonder the app won an award from PETA!