Scientific Explorer Veterinary Science teaches kids what it takes to become a Veterinary physician and the work that they preform for animals. Simulate Veterinary X-ray and Sonograms with Red and Blue Lenses that reveal the insides of animals on 4 different posters. Close-up wounds and cuts with the soft plastic suture training skin, plastic surgical tweezers, needle and thread. Create a cat anatomy poster with paper parts, mold a plaster pup and learn how to make casts for broken bones. Mix and make gelly Ticks. Learn about the 4 common types of ticks and which ones can cause illness. Includes 4 animal posters, red x-ray lens, blue sonogram lens, suture skin, plastic needle, plastic tweezer scissors, nylon thread (72in/183cm), cat anatomy poster with fold out sheets, dog mold, 2 plaster powder (7.05/200g each), muslin fabric, gelly tick mold, gelatin (0.352oz/10g), beaker, stir stick and instructions. Recommended for children 6 years of age and older.
STEM toys are Science, Technology, Engineering and Math based products that are geared towards developing useful skills in all areas of learning. This product focuses on the core subject: science.
Very good introduction for a child wanting to be a veterinarian
4 out of 5 stars
Cow147 - 1 year ago
As a veterinarian, and having a grandchild who loves completing science kits (we have done several together) who also wants to be a veterinarian, I really wanted to like this kit. My granddaughter is 9.5 yrs old and might be at the upper age limit (4th grade) and that may have played a role in her mild dis-interest. The anatomy of the cat activity was ok but since one of our larger transparencies was bent during shipping it was hard to make everything lay flat. This might have been more interesting to a younger child but most kids should enjoy the activity. My granddaughter was excited to use the radiograph and sonogram lenses and could not wait to try that out but I will admit it was difficult to really see the images as anticipated especially with the sonogram lens. The background marks using the sonogram lens did not "disappear" adequately and made it very difficult to discern the organs even for my trained eye and she lost interest immediately so I was not able to really use the exercise to show her the difference between the two diagnostic techniques. However I am going to try this with her again at another time. We have not completed the ticks or the plaster dog yet (we just received the kit a few days ago) but I anticipate that those two will be very fun activities. I am going to supplement the cast wrap on the plaster dog with an adhesive wrap to demonstrate how to apply the wrap using her own dog. Her face lit up knowing we would use the plaster dog as practice and then use a similar (but not a cast) technique on an animal. My granddaughter is very excited about the suture pad and I think this is one of the best aspects of the kit. Learning different suture patterns and tying off knots makes her feel like she is learning to be a real veterinarian. The tick activity is pretty cool because making the gelatin ticks mimics some of the aspects of other science kits we have done together and it is just a fun way to incorporate the learning about the parasites - ingenious on the part of the designer for the kit. Overall we will have fun with the kit and I will probably incorporate other activities (ie. real radiographs pulled up on line) to allow her to fully appreciate all that this veterinary science kit provides now that she has an introduction to the concepts. I only gave it 4 stars because the "lenses" did not meet my expectations and I was disappointed how quickly she lost interest in that activity.