In 2010, Emantras Interactive Technology saved frogs across the nation from becoming science project experiments, a.k.a. being dissected in biology classrooms. Personally, I had a traumatic experience in high school when I had to dissect a frog and there is no way in the world that anyone could convince me to do it again. So, when I heard about the Frog Dissection iPad App, I was very happy. Now, I’m even happier because Emantras came out with another anti-dissection app to help students learn about biology without harming an animal. Ladies and gentlemen, let me introduce you to the Rat Dissection App.
The Rat Dissection App is very similar to the Frog Dissection App in that it allows you to “dissect” a rat in 11 steps and then to learn about its internal organs. You use real dissection tools, such as a scalpel, pins, and scissors, to dissect the rat. Then, once you have completely dissected the rat, you can look at the heart, stomach, intestines, kidneys, lungs, pancreas, liver, and spleen. Each organ has a detailed description of what the organ does and a realistic picture to show you what it really looks like.
Personally, I get squeamish when I get a paper cut. The idea of cutting open a real animal makes me gag, and doing it on the iPad was also a little hard to handle. The truth is, this app is actually very realistic, so it is a great way to learn about the internal organs without having to see real blood and guts (eww). If you are like me and just want to get to the good stuff, you can skip the dissection and just look at the internal organs.
If you do not want to have to actually dissect a rat or frog in your biology class, ask your teacher if you can use one of the Emantras Interactive Technology apps to study.
You can also check out these other education apps for your iPod, iPhone, or iPad.
Buy the Rat Dissection App for $3.99.