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SmartLab Toys Squishy Human Body
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- Great fun for children of all ages
- Look inside the book Watch what happens as a bite of pizza travels through your body
- Take a tour of the human body from the inside out
- Each SmartLab package contains everything kids need to explore and understand the mysteries of science
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Squishy Human Body
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Squishy Human Body
Exploring anatomy with squishy parts and pieces
Take a journey into the science that really goes inside – anatomy! Designed in a way that encourages learning through play, the SmartLab Squishy Human Body will take kids on a journey through the human body, picking up cool facts and tidbits along the way. The hands-on fun continues as you take apart and re-assemble the 12" human model with the squishy organs, fitting in the bones and muscles - and then proudly displaying your human body model on the included stand!
- 9 Squishy Organs
- 12 Bones and Muscles
- Plastic Tweezers and Forceps
- Organ-Izer Poster and 24-Page Book
- Human Body Model & Stand
- Instruction Sheet
With this hands-on kit and tour guide, kids enter the fascinating world of the human body and literally see how it all works!
Use the included Organ-izer poster to find and remove all the organs (and put them all back again!)
The body is complete with organs, plus representative skeletal, vascular, and muscular systems.
Learn Through Play
Read, play and learn with the included 24-page illustrated anatomy book.
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Q: What happens when you try and eat a mouthful of ice cream very quickly??
A: Your nerves are signaled to tighten around blood vessels in your brain. When warm blood rushes into them and forces the vessels to open up wider, you experience the excitement and intense headache commonly called a "Brain Freeze"!
Squishy Human Body
Inhuman Squishy Zombie
With this hands-on kit and tour guide, kids enter the twisted world of the human body! Complete with removable squishy vital organs as well as representative skeletal, vascular and muscular systems, kids explore the complex inner workings of the human body and literally see how they all go together!
Includes: 12-inch plastic human body model
nine removable squishy vital organs
skeletal, vascular and muscular systems
forceps and tweezers
tray to organize your organs
23-page fully illustrated book
From the Manufacturer
With this hands-on kit and tour guide, kids enter the twisted world of the human body. Complete with removable squishy organs as well as representative skeletal, vascular and muscular systems, kids explore the complex inner workings of the human body and literally see how it all works. Research physician and science teacher Lucille Kayes explains how the nine vital organs work together to digest food; Insides Out includes activities to help kids understand all of their body's functions; And sometimes, it's kind of gross.
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Top Customer Reviews
We contacted Amazon, and were promptly sent a replacement (love Amazon!). I reserved reviewing it until we tried out the replacement.
The replacement clear plastic body shell is almost as bad as the first one was. It will almost snap completely together, but there is always one particular section that is misaligned. And, it came with one of the tabs broken off (that doesn't help things). I'm not sure we'll bother exchanging it and trying a second replacement. I think we will just be asking for a refund. This is a huge disappointment for my 8 yr old, who had asked for this thing for months (he finally got it for his birthday a couple of weeks ago). Imagine it's your 8th birthday and being so excited to get something you'd been wanting for a while, and it doesn't go together properly and has to be sent back. And then the replacement comes, but it isn't much better and the plastic body shell won't fit together properly to hold in all the parts.
Edited to add: We ended up returning the 2nd one and getting a 3rd one (thanks, Amazon!) because my son really had his heart set on this thing working. I'm happy to say that the THIRD one was the charm! This one was actually packaged differently than the other two were; the box was wider with a slightly different presentation and it seems like it was produced slightly differently. Most importantly, this one's shell actually fits together and stays together once all the part are inside it, so we are finally satisfied and my son is thrilled! I don't think I'll up the rating, though, since it took 3 tries to get a product that wasn't a hot mess, and I want people who are considering this product to be aware that there may be issues with the one they receive.
If you don't homeschool, this is still worth having. Use it with your kids to review what they are covering in their lessons. (I believe that's technically called 'afterschooling'!) I don't think it would work well in a classroom, though. Way too small; it needs to be used with maybe 2-3 kids max at a time.
I get it out for every lesson of our human body study. We look at the system we are studying, and it is a tremendous visual aid to understand the physiology.
For example: Today we talked about respiration. The diaphragm can be tricky to explain, so I used this model. With the forceps I pushed the diaphragm piece up and down while making exaggerated sound effects. "What happens to the lungs when I push this up? What about if it pulls down? Where does the air go?" and they were able to see clearly how the diaphragm pulls air in and pushes it out. Never would've gotten that from a textbook.
I also use this model for a Charlotte Mason style of narration. I can take all of the pieces out, and as I put them back in place ask "Hand me the stomach. Which piece is it? What does it do?" The youngest child gets the first shot, and then the older can add what he knows. For review I can hand my son the forceps and ask him to "tell me what happens to food." He can trace the path of an apple through the model and explain what happens in each spot.
Visual aids are a huge asset when learning anything, but especially something that can be hard for a child to visualize, such as the inside of a body. Illustrations in a book are helpful, but this goes several steps beyond. A line sketch of "my digestive system" is good, but too abstract for a young child to really make any meaningful connection with the actual human body. This model is that connecting piece between books and the physical world.
Just a warning: this is fairly delicate. Keep away from the littles. It needs to be kept put away and gotten out for school. Let it get mixed in with other toys and kiss your kidneys goodbye!
If you are doing a human body unit, I also really like How Your Body Works, Grades 1-3 and First Encyclopedia of the Human Body (First Encyclopedias). Good luck!
Most Recent Customer Reviews
The 'organs were dry, the body doesn't stay together at all, mine of the organs stay in place.
It's awful and I would never ever recommend this product