Froggy CutPosted on May 7th, 2012 1 comment
The girls at June Jordan School for Equity in San Francisco addressed a long-standing biology class problem: how to avoid cutting up all those frogs year after year, thus saving money and frogs’ lives. They came up with an app that virtually dissects the slimy amphibians, allowing students to tap into the magic of digital animation to do the dirty deed right there on the smartphone’s screen.
“Approximately 2.5 million frogs are dissected in high school biology classes every year,” said one of the team members, pitching her heart out to the three judges. And without anyone questioning her math, she went on to posit that “with each frog costing $4, that’s $10 million spent on frog dissection annually. Our app will cost each student $1.99. So we can save the schools $5 million and we can make $5 million.”
And that’s a win-win-win … if you include the frog.
Contact Patrick May at 408-920-5689.
One response to “Froggy Cut”
Su Lin Ooi May 8th, 2012 at 17:37
I think this is a brilliant idea! Frog lives can be saved and all students would gain a richer experience.
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