Yes. It does have a few physiological errors. Something they can easily fix up. That said, it's a terrific primer for middle, or entry-level high school students wishing to learn about frog physiology. It also includes information about ecosystems, comparative anatomy (human vs. frog) and it's graphic enough and fun enough that it will guide a student through the first steps of frog dissection. It also has enough information in there that it could be used as a standalone to understanding frog dissection...without doing the dissection!!!! This is a great feature as there will be fewer frogs dissected! Good Product
This is a great buy! It is packed with awesome features like the games and videos along with interactive views of the organs, diagrams and so much more! I can't wait to use this in my classroom and I wish they had this when I was in school so I wouldn't have had to color all those sheets!
I loved this app. It was a perfect tool for teaching kids in our homeschool co-op science class and was a very much loved app by my 3 year old daughter. She is now 5 and really wants to play with the app again. Wish it was updated to iOS 11.
If I were a Bio teacher, I would get this app for my class IMMEDIATELY! It is really helpful and great! I learned a lot about anatomy in just a few minuets exploring this app! Dissection isn't the only thing it can do, either. It also has animated videos showing things like the frog life cycle and how they eat, as well as interactive quizzes, info about the different species of frogs, lots of picture- enhanced and interesting info, and instructions on how to do a dissection on a real frog. If this company released more high school level educational apps, I would buy them in a heartbeat.
No more messy, smelly trays! Anyone can dissect and explore the anatomy of a frog. Children from four to thirteen have enjoyed cutting, pinning, and learning about frogs on my iPad. One father was so impressed that he hurried up and bought it for his young son. As a teacher in a world of shrinking budgets that allow us to share fewer and fewer hands on experiences with our students, this app provides a worth he next best thing.
I wish we had this app when I was in school. It can save the life of thousands of frogs, and it is also much better than the "real thing" regarding the educational value. Nothing can be done wrong, and all inner organs are explained per text and optional audio. I can do this over and over again, wherever I am, and no frog actually has to die. I hope many schools worldwide will use this app instead of live animals.
We are a homeschool family and I love this app. There is so much material, explanations, and video. You can also manipulate the internal organs with your hands so you can see all sides. This works perfect to go along with biology class but. Y 10yr old also likes it, and it is easy enough for him to, understand. I would Love more apps just like this one.
Nice visuals. Overall, a good app. There are grammatical errors and some basic human body parts mis-labeled in the frog vs. human comparison. The quiz is good, but it should not ask the same question twice in one quiz.
My daughter is dissecting a frog in class. The process has been very disturbing so I went looking for software. Having this app is fantastic! She brings the ipad to school and uses the app while "overseeing" the actual dissection. Given the ability to "interact" with the frog while she's not in lab is very beneficial.
3D organ images could use some improvement. They are difficult to manipulate in that the rotation control is not fine enough. It would be nice to have the ability to move the 3D organ image in all its axes rather than just a horizontal rotation. It was fun to play with regardless, since I think I was surfing the day my classmates cut up the real frogs back in the day.
So useful. This really is a hands on app. I love it especially for my highly sensitive gifted students who are not mature enough to deal with this in a actual setting. This is a humane and inexpensive way to help all students learn. Please make one for earthworms or another simple animal.
Before the update, this app was great! I am a teacher and use this app with my students. Unfortunately, after the most recent update, the dissection no longer works; the app quits while trying to place the pins in the first screen.
As an educational tool, every effort should be made to make sure the content is technically accurate. While the dissection technique is correct, much of the ancillary information is not only poorly worded and sloppy, but often times technically inaccurate. Examples: Clicking on the gallbladder displayed a title of "Bladder", in the "All About Frogs" section, they list several salamanders under frog species. I could go on and on with further examples, but the bottom line is the application comes across as having been written by someone who either hasn't taken high school biology yet or barely passed if they have. I realize I come across as very critical but there is no excuse for sloppiness and technical inaccuracies in an educational tool.
I have purchased dozens of great apps but have never bothered to rate one until now. We love this app! We have dissected 6 frogs today :)) I can't believe how much we learned and everyone in the family scored "excellent" on the quiz because it makes learning so much fun!! Please, please make a dozen more dissection apps!! I'll purchase every one you make!
******* Winner of PeTA’s Mark Twain Ethical Science Award ******* ******* Winner of IEAR- Best Science App Award -2010 ******* ******* Featured in The Sunday Times- List of Top 500 Apps across all devices ******* ******* Featured by Apple “ New and Noteworthy ” & “ What’s Hot ” ******* Frog Dissection from Punflay, is a greener alternative for teaching dissection in the classroom. This iPad app is suitable for middle-school students who are learning about organs and organ systems as part of their life science curriculum. Students can try dissecting a virtual specimen with all the trappings that come with the real procedure-minus the mess of course! Besides a virtual chloroformed specimen, the app comes with all the dissection tools and detailed instructions to complete the procedure. Once dissection is complete, the frog’s organs are exposed for further study. Vivid 3D images will help students visualize the internal organs very effectively. For enhanced learning experience, the app also has information on the different types of frogs, frogs’ life cycle, anatomical comparison of frogs with humans, an interactive quiz and detailed descriptions of the organs. Key Features: •Vivid 3D imaging •Step by step instructions with voice over •Accurate simulation of the wet lab dissection procedure •Content validation by subject matter experts •Anatomical comparison of humans with frogs •Comprehensive information on frogs’ organs •Classification, lifecycle and organ functions of frogs •Interactive quiz on frogs •Information on types of frogs Frog Dissection has received accolades from top review sites and educators who have found this to be an excellent teaching tool in the classroom. The app has been featured in schools that are exploring alternatives to real dissection. The following are some schools that are either considering its use or are using it in their classrooms. Pikes Peak Prep, Colorado http://www.gazette.com/articles/charter-104737-school-students.html A.D. Rundle Middle School, Chillawack, Canada http://www.chilliwacktimes.com/technology/ropos+innovation/4009103/story.html Durham Public Schools http://www.newsobserver.com/2010/12/18/869111/ipads-make-inroads-in-triangle.html Lake County schools technology http://www.towndigger.com/life-and-family/youth-corner/8691-new-technology-transforming-science-classes The following is a sampling of what the media is saying about Frog Dissection. “A good introductory biology tool”. -Washington Times “All that is missing is the smell of Formaldehyde”. - San Francisco Business Times “A great first attempt at a virtual lab on the iPad”.- IEAR “A realistic digital frog dissection program”.- School Tech Talk “Frogs of the world, rejoice”- Recombu “Those that are in favor of the “traditional” dissection argue that there is no replacement for a real frog. Emantras Interactive Technologies disagrees and have created a quality frog dissection iPad app which can be used as an alternative to real frogs”.-Technologyinclass.com “It's a great addition to the tools available for teachers to help their students learn”.- Padgadget.com “A terrific way for students to learn about dissection”.- Macgasm “A great option for anyone who wants to “dissect” a frog, without actually dissecting the frog”.-Eduinreview “Students who are budding animal rights activists can try to convince their teachers that for $2.99, it can maybe replace the real thing in class”.- NY1.com “The concept is great and the execution was wonderful. I could see an entire line of dissection apps opening up with even more advanced options and social media studying groups etc… Great work by Emantras Inc., and this is a must download in my opinion if you own an iPad.” Slapapp Whether you are an educator, parent or student, Frog Dissection will be a valuable tool to learn dissection the greener way!