6 New Science and Discovery Kits for Kids

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The Inhuman Squishy Zombie

It had to happen—zombie science! There were multiple zombie-themed toys at the fair this year and this was one of the most intriguing. The Inhuman Squishy Zombie is an undead “model” that teaches basic anatomy to kids by letting them play with internal organs and diagnose simple diseases. Similar to the “virtual human” plastic anatomy model, the squishy zombie is a lot softer and, well, squishier—it’s a virtual “unhuman.” Designed for older children, it will appeal to kids who are just getting interested in the grosser side of life. The kit comes with a graphic novel and instructions. Although this toy teaches some solid science, parents should use caution with young or sensitive children.

(SmartLab; $14; ages 8+)