Punflay introduces another dissection app - Rat Dissection for the iPad.
Back by popular demand, Punflay is adding another dissection app to its existing line-up of educational iPad apps. This time, students can experience a virtual dissection of a rat. Just like the award-winning app, Frog Dissection, Rat Dissection for the iPad has been designed for middle and high school students. The content for the app has been validated by subject matter experts to ensure accuracy. It’s a great substitute for the real thing and will fit perfectly in the science curriculum.
Educators and students will find this very green app a blessing in the classroom. Users can get a feel for dissecting a rat on the iPad without ever inflicting any harm on the animal. The app walks you through a series of steps on how to dissect a rat. All you have to do is to simply follow the written instructions along with voice-over to dissect and explore the rat’s internal organs. Besides a virtual chloroformed specimen, Rat Dissection comes with all the dissection tools. The organs are all presented as 3D images. Users can tap on the individual organs to see what they look like from different angles. Detailed information on the organs is provided to help the student learn about their structure and function.
•Vivid 3D images of rat’s internal organs
•Step-by-step instructions with voice over
•Accurate simulation of the wet lab dissection procedure
•Content validation by subject matter experts
For those of you who haven’t tried our very popular app Frog Dissection, the following will give you an idea about how the app is popular among educators and students. If this is any indication, Rat Dissection is sure to be equally welcome in the classroom!
The following are some schools that are either considering the use of Frog Dissection or are using it in the classroom now.
Pikes Peak Prep, Colorado
A.D. Rundle Middle School, Chillawack, Canada
Durham Public Schools
Lake County schools technology
Be sure to watch for updates. We’ll be adding more features to the app to make it a more comprehensive teaching tool.
Bug fixes and improvements.
Ratings and Reviews
I have an older version of IOS on my iPad. I am now receiving constant messages to update to the latest version of this app. Could this be stopped as it is very annoying. Otherwise this app is quite good.
Scientifically accurate, but overpriced!
This app is a good replacement for those not wanting to undergo an actual rat dissection. The simulation takes the user, as you would expect, through the steps of a rat abdominal dissection. The simulation does not allow for removal of organs, nor the typical unravelling of the small intestine that normally would occur in a student lab. situation.
The graphics are reasonable, and the interface is easy to use. The information is, for the most part, useful and accurate. (Although I winced at the pronunciation of intestine as "intes-stein".)
However, as it is priced at over $4, one would expect to get more for their money. Simply too expensive.
Best app for inspiring medical students
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- 116.9 MB
- Requires iOS 8.0 or later. Compatible with iPad Air, iPad Air Wi-Fi + Cellular, iPad mini 2, iPad mini 2 Wi-Fi + Cellular, iPad Air 2, iPad Air 2 Wi-Fi + Cellular, iPad mini 3, iPad mini 3 Wi-Fi + Cellular, iPad mini 4, iPad mini 4 Wi-Fi + Cellular, 12.9-inch iPad Pro, 12.9-inch iPad Pro Wi-Fi + Cellular, 9.7-inch iPad Pro, 9.7-inch iPad Pro Wi-Fi + Cellular, iPad Wi-Fi (5th generation), iPad Wi-Fi + Cellular (5th generation), 12.9-inch iPad Pro (2nd generation), 12.9-inch iPad Pro Wi‑Fi + Cellular (2nd generation), 10.5-inch iPad Pro, 10.5-inch iPad Pro Wi‑Fi + Cellular, iPad (6th generation), and iPad Wi-Fi + Cellular (6th generation).
- Age Rating
- Rated 12+ for the following:
- Infrequent/Mild Medical/Treatment Information
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Up to six family members will be able to use this app with Family Sharing enabled.