My quest to review all sorts of fun toys, puzzles, crafts, and other products for the site has led me to some interesting items, including the Gross Anatomy: Make Your Own Squishy Human Body stem experiment kit from Thames and Kosmos.
As quoted directly from the site:
A squishy heart! Colorful lungs! Brains made of … putty?! Anatomy has never been so fun! With the Gross Anatomy science kit, you can learn all about the human body and its vital organs by making your own squishy, slimy models of them. Mix up colorful slime mixtures and pour them into the included molds to make some of the human body’s major organs: the heart, lungs, kidneys, stomach, large intestine, small intestine, and liver.
Then, arrange your squishy creations in a clear plastic torso to visualize where they fit in your body. Next, use the included colorful putty and brain stamp to cut out a squishy brain model as you learn fascinating science facts about this important organ. You can even pretend to be a doctor by experimenting with a safe plastic scalpel for a fun, mushy, hands-on learning experience!
This kit is absolutely something kid me would have loved, because I got so much mileage out of a chemistry kit my parents got me when I was in elementary school.
The kit comes with everything you’ll need to follow the steps in the instructions.
Essentially you create the organs and then, based on the experiment number, learn about the organs and learn where they go in the body.
My brother and I worked on the first two experiments and plan to do the rest with our cousins at some point in the future.
Mixing the organs is super easy and after they firm up, the organs are easy to remove from their molds.
The only drawback for some people might be the texture of the organs. If you like slime and cold doesn’t bother you, this is great. However if you do have issues with slime or the feeling of the cold product, this might not be the best product for you.
Obviously I and my brother are a bit too old for the kit, but it’s absolutely something the cousins will enjoy and it’s good to find a kit worth the cost at $19.95 for five different “experiments.”
I definitely think it’s worth a look if you’ve got little ones in your life who love or want to learn more about science.
Even better, Thames and Kosmos has numerous other scientific kits like genetics, fossils, crystal growing, games, crafts, and so much more in a range of prices.
Thank you to Thames and Kosmos for the review kit!