Frog Dissection, the modern way

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!

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Todd Bernhard is a bestselling (6+ million downloads) award-winning (AARP,,, Digital Hollywood, and Verizon) developer and founder of NoTie.NET, an app developer specializing in Talking Ringtone apps including AutoRingtone. And his profile photo is of the last known sighting of Mr. Bernhard wearing a tie, circa 2007!

An iPhone is almost always attached to his hip or in his pocket, but over the years, Mr. Bernhard has owned an Apple Newton, a Motorola Marco, an HP 95LX, a Compaq iPaq, a Palm Treo, and a Nokia e62. In addition to writing for iPhone Life, Mr. Bernhard has written for its sister publications, PocketPC Magazine and The HP Palmtop Paper.