Special Needs App of the Day: Frog Dissection

Special Needs App of the Day: Frog Dissection

Use the real tools without the real smell or mess with the Frog Dissection app. Punflay is the creator of several exciting educational apps, and Frog Dissection is no different. As a “greener” alternative to traditional frog dissection, the app is recommended as a learning tool for middle school students.

In the app, students practice all the steps of a real frog dissection. You can even examine the exposed organs once the dissection is complete. Frog Dissection includes a voice over with step-by-step instructions to guide students through the process. The app also includes information about the frog’s organs and the types of frogs. The interactive quiz at the end is a great way to test what your students have learned.

You won’t miss the smell of formaldehyde, and the only thing that would be a downside to Frog Dissection is the lack of tactile experience in the procedure with a real frog. The app does, however, provide a realistic dissection experience and gives a great introduction to biology for students. It also seems like it would be more cost effective to use in classrooms that already have iPads for use.

Frog Dissection comes at a huge bargain — it is available for $3.99 on the iPad.

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