Amazon STEM Toy Club is a monthly subscription box service that delivers age-appropriate STEM toy that encourages any child to learn through play. The subscription costs $19.99 per month, and the theme of the month can be anything from natural sciences to robotics. There’s always something new to discover in every box of Amazon STEM Toy Club!
There are three age ranges available for this box: 3-4 year old, 5-7 year old, and 8-13-year-old.
This is a review of the 8-13-year-old box.
Amazon STEM Toy Club sent us a lot of fun and educational toys!
For this month’s age appropriate toy for 8 to 13-year olds, we got the SmartLab Toys Totally Squishy From Head-to-Toe!
8-13 Year-Olds – SmartLab Toys Totally Squishy From Head-To-Toe ($29.21)
Explore the squishy insides of the human body and brain using plastic forceps and tweezers. Build an 8 piece skull model with moving mandible and squishy brain. And, enter the twisted world of the human body, complete with removable squishy organs, such as the lungs, heart, liver and intestines. Glowing parts include: skull, bones, nerves, and eyeballs. Amazing physical facts abound in this kit’s book and activity cards.
The box shows how the toy looks like when completed!
Everything inside the box!
In case you’re wondering what’s included in the other subscriptions, here’s what they have:
- Ages 3 – 4 Year Old Box – Learning Resources Primary Science Learning Lab Set ($34.99)
- Ages 5 – 7 Year Old Box – Learning Resources Beaker Creatures Deluxe Liquid Reactor Super Lab($32.99)
It comes with a detailed and easy-to-follow instruction sheet. Here, it shows us the instructions on how to assemble the squishy brain.
The flip side has the Human Body model assembly instructions.
They also included a chart that can be used to sort all of the model’s body parts as you remove them, and if you’re able to match them up as you go, it will be easier to put the model back together.
Here’s a book about the Amazing Squishy Brain by Ben Grossblat. It contains information, facts, and more learning about the Human Brain!
The Human Brain is the most important lump you’ll ever know.
It tells us more about the different parts of the brain like the cerebrum, cortex, corpus callosum, cerebellum, and medulla, the frontal, parietal, temporal, and occipital lobes, and the brainstem.
There’s a feature dedicated especially to neurons, which are the brain’s instant messaging system!
One of the brain’s main occupation is making sense of the grand expanse of the physical world, and to carry out this noble effort and learn about the world, the brain needs sense organs which are the eyes, nose, ears, tongue, and skin!
There are big and well-detailed illustrations in this book, which makes it easy even for the kids to understand the concepts.
Everything is thoroughly explained!
There’s also a quiz that you can answer to know if which part of your brain works the most, the left or the right!
Here are the pages dedicated to the Cerebellum, the part of the brain with special sensors that detects shifts in balance and movement!
Here are the other parts: midbrain, pons, medulla, and spinal cord!
It also talks about fear, and now we’ll understand why we’re feeling this, and how the fear reflex actually works!
The book also talks about the areas in the left hemisphere of the brain that are crucial for understanding and speaking language. There’s Broca’s area, a patch of the cortex located in the rear of the frontal lobe, and the Wernicke area that processes the words that we hear, which is located in the rear of the temporal lobe, just below the lateral sulcus.
The book also has an article about the Intelligence Quotient, which is used to measure human intelligence.
The box also included 10 activity cards, each featuring different internal body parts.
The flip side of each card features more information about the body parts as well.
The human body model also included a base.
You can easily attach the model to the base so you can have it standing right up.
The box also included a force, tweezer, and scalpel so we can easily build, rebuild, and even dissect the parts.
You can actually take off the upper part of the Human Body Model to expose the different organs.
It’s a good thing the model only stands at 12″.
You can really take off the different parts. We already took the intestines out.
And here are the different parts that make up the Human Brain model.
You can easily identify them if you read the book that’s included in the box.
Also, the model comes with a base so you can have the head standing upright like the human body model.
You can take off the upper part of the head and see the brain inside. TOO cool!
This month’s STEM toy focuses on biology and anatomy. It’s a good way to start learning about different parts of the human body and its uses, especially the brain. There are a lot of things to understand and learn about this part, and as an adult, I’m also happy that I was able to know more. It’s always fun to learn new things or learn how stuff works so Amazon STEM toys are just perfect to have on hand. They provide age-appropriate toys so you’re sure that what your kids are playing and enjoying is really suitable for their level. We also love rebuilding the parts, and it’s now easier to explain to the kids how their organs work as they know where they are located inside the body!
If you received something different than our family, let us know in the comments!