The Japanese company naturetechnicolour is been producing educational toys for kids for quite some time now, selling them in vending machines. But to describe the little models of amphibians, the human skull/heart (which even contain arteries/venes) or jellyfishes as mere toys would be an understatement. For just 300¥ kids can get some really great looking models with lots of details which may inspire them to dig deeper into the world of anatomy and biology.
Their latest effort has been eight different slides with histological preparations which range from plant tissue and pollen to human tissue, bacteria and viruses. It’s probably my favorite of their collection because the little slides look so well made. I just finished Histology classes myself last semester and even if it’s a very challenging subject the deeper knowledge you can get about organisms and how they interact with each other is stunning. Apart from that the slides look damn good, a better reason for kids to pick them and just being fascinated to discover the different bits and pieces in the slides.
The models were created in collaboration with the Japanese firm Kyoto Kagaku which is one of the leading manufacturers of medical and nursing simulators. Everything that’s related to medicine, physics, biology is usually super expensive, consider these slides for 200¥ a real bargain. Will try to get my hands on these.
Japanese Tease reader Bettina even managed to snag one of these at Tokyo station. Thanks a lot for the picture and letting me know :) Hope the slides are as nice in reality as they seemed on all the pictures.
— Bettina Schnerr (@BettinaSchnerr) 24. Oktober 2014