4D Heart Puzzle
Our price: $20.95
Every day it pumps about 2,000 gallons of blood through over 60,000 miles of arteries, veins, and capillaries, creating enough pressure to squirt blood up to 30 feet, yet we know so little about the physical structure of the heart.
When our four oldest studied Emergency Medical Training, they remarked on how complex were the ways the human heart works and how difficult it was to grasp these intricacies with mere textbooks. So when our initial shipment of hearts arrived, our children immediately gifted their instructors with them.
Basic but Precise Understanding
Now, future EMT students can more easily comprehend this marvelous design. The Heart Puzzle has been designed, developed, and produced to provide both children and pre-med students a basic but precise knowledge of the atria and ventricles, as well as detailing the superior vena cava, aortic arch, mitral and tricuspid valves, and the septum. Studying a highly-detailed, miniature medical model is helpful; building one is even more effective and results in eager learners.
The Heart Puzzle consists of 31 finely-detailed, hand-painted pieces and includes an instruction brochure that has a detailed glossary of parts and their functions. Because small pieces could pose a choking hazard, the Heart Puzzle is recommended for children ages eight and up. Stand is included.
About Museum-Quality 4-D Puzzles
Enthusiasts of these startlingly lifelike puzzles are multiplying rapidly and it is no wonder why. These ingenious, museum-quality puzzles have been highly recognized for their authenticated look, meticulous finishing, and fastidious painting. Marketed as 4-D Puzzles, the fourth "D" denoting the "detailed" aspect to the three-dimensional puzzles, not only is the company undergoing exponential growth, but so are the knockoffs. Don't settle for the cheaper versions, they will cause your child nothing but grief.
Spend Hours Learning by Doing
Each one of these puzzles can be put together and pulled back apart countless times, which is perfect for families with many children. They do contain small parts that can be a choking hazard for younger children, but children six years and older will spend hours learning while doing.
Product Size: 8.53 cm tall
Made In: China
CHOKING HAZARD - Small parts. Not for children under 3 years.
review by Cosmic Montessori School
”I think it’s a great way to showcase the different major parts of the heart. You can’t beat (see what I did there) having a realistic heart model to hold in your hand.”Read the Review
This was a fail. It was extremely hard to assemble, even with the directions, and then it kept falling apart. The flaps for the ventricles and atrium don’t open and close without falling off, the stand keeps coming apart, and it just isn’t functional. I tried to just hot glue it so it would stay together even though the flaps wouldn’t open and close, but that wouldn’t hold either. It now sits sadly in pieces on top of my fridge thinking why won’t someone play with me! I’m sorry I keep breaking!
I like this model. It’s not that big, but that’s ok. It is very detailed and lets my kids see hands on how the blood flows through the heart.
It was a little hard and confusing to put together the first time. I enjoy Having it in the classroom though. The kids enjoy seeing inside the heart.
3/9/15 update posted after receiving a replacement puzzle from Timberdoodle: UPDATE: Timberdoodle sent a replacement heart and it works perfectly. The kids have enjoyed it for over a week and nothing has broken. The customer service from Daniel (with Timberdoodle) was fantastic! We are looking forward to adding to our 3-D puzzle collection.2/18/15: This was such a great idea and my kids loved getting it from for Valentine's Day, but it broke in 2 places with in the first 24 hours. I would have maybe expected that if my 3 year old had gotten a hold of it, but this was with my older kids, who are 10 & 12. 1 stars
I bought it because I loved the idea of the kids being able to look and touch as we learned about the heart in science. However, they didn't learn a thing except frustration as the experience quickly went from bad to worse. The pole for the stand did not fit properly so we could not even stand it up/display it. The directions were a challenge to say the least and we managed to get it together more from trial and error. The pieces would not stay together and every time we moved a movable piece it fell apart. Love the concept, but the product is greatly lacking. You're better off using a nicely illustrated book.