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 think this app is very educational but it would be much more entertaining if it would allow you to make mistakes or cut open the brain or cut open the guts to see what is inside. I also think it would be useful to see what the blood does when the rat is cut.
Ally (a 13 year old)
Every time I view an organ in detail the. Try to go back to the organ overview the whole app closes (crashes?). The frog dissection is much smoother but I needed a mammal for my class...
Great basic organ dissection walkthrough
I think this dissection is very clearly targeted at a middle school or easy high school level. It handles those tasks well. The only problems I had with the dissection was the ease of dragging the scalpel through the muscle. It was difficult for it to track my movement with the scalpel for some reason. The other problem is that the pins could be a bit larger to touch and drag (shrink them after they are placed on the rat maybe).
This could be improved by having more depth for each organ with the parts of those organs labelled clearly. Also, the reproductive structures could have more depth. This could be more useful for laboratory personnel training for medical research as well if it had more depth (lymph nodes, lymph system, reproductive detail, and major veins and arteries throughout the body).
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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, iPad Pro (9.7‑inch), iPad Pro (9.7-inch) Wi‑Fi + Cellular, iPad (5th generation), iPad (5th generation) Wi‑Fi + Cellular, iPad Pro (12.9‑inch) (2nd generation), iPad Pro (12.9‑inch) (2nd generation) Wi‑Fi + Cellular, iPad Pro (10.5‑inch), iPad Pro (10.5-inch) Wi‑Fi + Cellular, iPad (6th generation), iPad Wi-Fi + Cellular (6th generation), iPad Pro (11-inch), iPad Pro (11-inch) Wi-Fi + Cellular, iPad Pro (12.9-inch), iPad Pro (12.9-inch) Wi‑Fi + Cellular, iPad mini (5th generation), iPad mini (5th generation) Wi-Fi + Cellular, iPad Air (3rd generation), and iPad Air (3rd generation) Wi-Fi + Cellular.
- Age Rating
- Rated 12+ for the following:
- Infrequent/Mild Medical/Treatment Information
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With Family Sharing set up, up to six family members can use this app.