Benefits of Virtual Dissection <ul><li>Virtual dissection most benefits high school students.  However, with the use of vi...
Reduce unnecessary waste of life <ul><li>Animals don’t need to be killed so you can learn about science. </li></ul><ul><li...
Students learn at their own pace <ul><li>Students can stop at anytime and start again whenever it is convenient. </li></ul...
Test their knowledge at each step <ul><li>On screen help will describe all the steps and even quiz you on the anatomy of t...
Can be used with little supervision <ul><li>Software is self-guided </li></ul><ul><li>Students aren’t using sharp instrume...
More cost effective <ul><li>Software can be reused year after year </li></ul><ul><li>Software can be shared between classr...
Religiously more accepted <ul><li>Since your not killing animals or touching certain animals, it is not generally violatin...
Additional benefits <ul><li>Students are able to benefit from the dissection process, rather than suffer emotionally. </li...
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Technology In The Science Classroom

  1. 1. Benefits of Virtual Dissection <ul><li>Virtual dissection most benefits high school students. However, with the use of virtual dissection it can ethically be introduced to younger students. </li></ul>
  2. 2. Reduce unnecessary waste of life <ul><li>Animals don’t need to be killed so you can learn about science. </li></ul><ul><li>Some virtual dissection software uses animation instead of real animals. </li></ul>
  3. 3. Students learn at their own pace <ul><li>Students can stop at anytime and start again whenever it is convenient. </li></ul><ul><li>Students can review the dissection as many times as they need. </li></ul>
  4. 4. Test their knowledge at each step <ul><li>On screen help will describe all the steps and even quiz you on the anatomy of the animal. </li></ul><ul><li>Opportunity to review the material if you can’t pass the quizzes. </li></ul>
  5. 5. Can be used with little supervision <ul><li>Software is self-guided </li></ul><ul><li>Students aren’t using sharp instruments that a teacher would have to monitor. </li></ul>
  6. 6. More cost effective <ul><li>Software can be reused year after year </li></ul><ul><li>Software can be shared between classrooms </li></ul>
  7. 7. Religiously more accepted <ul><li>Since your not killing animals or touching certain animals, it is not generally violating any religious beliefs. </li></ul>
  8. 8. Additional benefits <ul><li>Students are able to benefit from the dissection process, rather than suffer emotionally. </li></ul><ul><li>Some software doesn’t partake in inhumane treatment of animals. The utilize animated animals. </li></ul><ul><li>No health risks from exposure to formaldehyde. </li></ul><ul><li>Students are more comfortable. </li></ul><ul><li>Students rights are protected. </li></ul><ul><li>Some of the animated models may prove to be more educational. For example some show how the heart pumps blood throughout the body. </li></ul>
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