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US Florida school uses synthetic frogs for science class dissection

08:50  27 november  2019
08:50  27 november  2019 Source:   cbsnews.com

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Students in Florida use a synthetic alternative for frog dissections in this photo released by the company SynDaver in 2019. No frogs were harmed in the making of a Florida high school ’s science class . J.W. Mitchell High School in New Port Richey began using synthetic frogs for educational

(WJW) — Pasco County School District in Florida is switching to the use of synthetic frogs for dissection in science class . The frogs were designed by SynDaver, who has been working on this technology for quite some time. According to a press release , the synthetic female frog looks just

Biology class is getting a little more humane at one high school in Florida, where high school students have started dissecting realistic man-made frogs instead of the real animals. Nearly 100 synthetic frogs were dissected last week by students at J.W. Mitchell High School in New Port Richey, Florida, according to the company that developed them, SynDaver.

Students from J.W. Mitchell High School in New Port Richey, Florida participate in the first-ever SynDaver Synthetic Frog dissection Wednesday.© Provided by CBS News Students from J.W. Mitchell High School in New Port Richey, Florida participate in the first-ever SynDaver Synthetic Frog dissection Wednesday.

The company said the high school is the first in the world to try out the new technology, but it hopes to spread them nationwide — making dead, formaldehyde-ridden frogs a thing of the past. The frogs can be used for education, surgical simulation, and medical device testing, SynDaver said.

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(AP) — No frogs were harmed in the making of a Florida high school ’s science class . J.W. Mitchell High School in New Port Richey began using synthetic frogs for educational dissections last Wednesday.

NEW PORT RICHEY, Fla. — No frogs were harmed in the making of a Florida high school ’s science class . J.W. Mitchell High School in New Port Richey began using synthetic frogs for educational dissections last Wednesday.

"The Pasco County School District is committed to being a leader in innovation and opportunity for students, so we are excited to announce that Mitchell High School is the first in the world to use SynFrogs in science labs, giving our students a learning experience no other students have ever had," said Kurt Browning, the Pasco County superintendent of schools.

The synthetic frogs are designed to mimic both the visual and textural elements of a live female frog. They feature a skeleton, muscles, skin, organs and even a reproductive system with eggs. The synthetic tissues are made out of water, fibers and salts.

"This makes it more like a live frog than the preserved specimens currently sold to schools for dissection labs," said Dr. Christopher Sakezles, founder and CEO of SynDaver. "SynFrog not only looks and feels like a real frog, it's physically safer to dissect than a real preserved frog because it doesn't contain potentially harmful chemicals like formalin."

High school unveils synthetic frogs for dissection in biology class

  High school unveils synthetic frogs for dissection in biology class The smell of formaldehyde in classrooms may soon be a thing of the past as high schools begin to introduce synthetic animals for dissection. Students used their scalpels to dissect nearly 100 "realistic man-made" frogs for the first time last week at the J.W. Mitchell High School in New Port Richey, Florida, according to Syndaver, the Tampa-based company that manufactures human and animal models for medical simulation, education and medical device development.

A high school in Florida began using synthetic frogs for educational frog dissections last Wednesday. Pasco County Superintendent Kurt Browning says it’s the first school in the world to use the technology. The lives of real frogs are being spared at a cost of 0 per synthetic frog .

Students in Florida use a synthetic alternative for frog dissections in this photo released by the company SynDaver in 2019. The synthetic frogs cost about 0 each, which is a bit more than the frogs used in traditional dissections , but it is likely that “The Pasco County School District is

Chemically preserved frogs can be dangerous, according to PETA, and many students are opposed to working with the animals for ethical and moral reasons. In addition, the synthetic frogs can be reused again and again, unlike the frogs that are killed every year for dissection.

"We're proud to have found a partner in SynDaver to bring this revolutionary new educational tool to life, replacing the outdated use of once-living frogs forever," said Shalin G. Gala, PETA's vice president of International Laboratory Methods. PETA estimates that millions of frogs are killed each year due to school dissections. "We look forward to schools around the world adopting this state-of-the-art technology that will not only save millions of frogs, but is a far more effective and safer teaching tool."

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