Saturday, August 16, 2008

Virtual Frog Dissection

Froguts.com offers for sale to teachers a full array of lesson plans and assessment tools for a variety of virtual animal dissections. If you don't want to purchase the program (which is reasonably priced) you can still use the free virtual frog dissection activity. The virtual frog dissection activity walks users through the process of frog dissection. Using the mouse visitors virtually dissect a frog by selecting the appropriate pins, scalpel, or scissors. Click here to get started on virtually dissecting a frog.

Applications for Education
For schools that have stopped doing dissection activities because of budget cuts or other concerns this virtual activity from Froguts may be suitable replacement. As I did the dissection today I was taken back to the memories of being in my high school biology class waiting for instructions on what to do with the frog in front of me.

Thanks to hwjohnson on Twitter for sharing this great free activity.

Update 4/23/09
It appears that the free version has changed. They've changed to a shorter free demo (the link is in the upper-right hand corner of the page). Unfortunately, it's not nearly as good as the original free demo.