Remember the overwhelming smell, slimy amphibians and squealing students when it was frog dissecting time in biology class? Well Emantras has designed an iPad app intended to provide a detailed dissection while saving thousands of students and frogs from enduring the real-life experience.
Developed in conjunction with subject matter experts, this virtual app takes full advantage of the iPad’s touch screen and graphic abilities, to provide students with a realistic frog dissection. It begins with step-by-step instructions and proceeds through the dissection process to a detailed labeling of internal organs. To enhance learning, the app also allows users to view and review the lesson over and over.
Additional features include:
- A chloroformed virtual frog
- Dissection tools like pins, marker, scissors, scalpel, and forceps
- Clear Instructions
- Touch operated dissection
- Dorsal side of the specimen
- Opening the external skin and muscles of the specimen using digital tools
- Individual organs viewed in large 3D imagery
I personally think there’s nothing like the real experience of dissecting an earthworm or frog during biology class, but this virtual app definitely sounds interesting. I can’t wait to check it out! It’ll be available in the App Store soon.