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One of the subjects that Jayden is enjoying with our home-ed sessions at the moment is biology.
With science week just around the corner, we thought it was perfect timing to partner up with Learning Resources and use their anatomy kits as part of our topic.
We have had a lovely week of sunshine so we thought it would be nice to take our session outside!
The first model that we assembled was the heart. The attention to detail on all of these models is brilliant. The heart, however, is especially intricate as the walls of all of the chambers hinge open to show you inside. The accompanying booklet includes an assembly guide. A diagram detailing all of the valves, chambers, arteries and a list which gives detailed descriptions on how each part works.
Jayden found this especially interesting being a heart transplant family, as he could learn in detail of what was wrong with daddy’s heart before he had his transplant.
We then moved on to building the human torso model. This set contains thirty-one pieces and gives an insight into the major organs and skeletal system. The spinal column is shown on the back. On the front, you can remove and inspect the rib cage, the heart, the lungs, liver, stomach, pancreas, kidneys and both small and large intestines.
The head also separates showing both the skull and the brain. This kit is amazing as it gives an overall view of the organ locations and how the skeletal system protects all of our delicate organs.
Next up we chose to assemble the brain. Like the body kit, this is also a thirty-one piece model. Obviously being on a larger scale than the body, the detail is more intricate. The kit shows all of the major components, again listed in the accompanying booklet. The spinal cord and the brain stem attach to the display base and the rest of the brain is assembled around it.
The frontal lobe detaches and by then removing the parietal lobe, temporal lobe and the occipital lobes you can see how the corpus callosum, hippocampus, ventricles, insula, corpus striatum, internal capsule and the lentiform nucleus connect to the brain stem and how the brain is constructed. There is also a guide you can use alongside this which explains what each part does and what it is responsible for.
Last up was the skeletal kit. This kit comprises of forty-one pieces and details over two hundred connecting bones. This model looks really complicated but it was perhaps the easiest to assemble. All of the joints articulate to show how our bodies move and as always the attention to detail is superb. The definitions list shows the skull, rib cage, humerus, spinal column, radius, ulna, hands, pelvis, femur, tibia, fibula and feet. There is also an explanation of what each of these parts is responsible for as well as some interesting facts.
Thanks to Learning Resources our session was super fun! Using the models was much more interesting than learning solely from a book. It gets a big thumbs up from us or should I say our proximal phalanges and intermediate phalanges?!
You can also buy these anatomy kits as a bundle.
*We received these products for the purpose of this review. However, all thoughts and opinions are my own.*