Leonardo da Vinci was more than just a painter and sculptor. His interest in science led him to make hundreds of anatomical diagrams that depicted all aspects of the human body.
This 3D human anatomy model would have fascinated Leonardo. It’s designed to show budding young scientists how the human body works. Essential organs can be removed and fitted back into their correct positions.
Each human anatomy model includes a display stand and step-by-step assembly instructions with photographic illustrations. This is an entertaining way to explain how the body works and where major organs are situated. It’s suitable for children over the age of eight.
The education of Leonardo da Vinci would have been rather more gruesome. He learned human anatomy by dissecting bodies in hospitals, becoming the first person to draw and describe many anatomical features. Although interested in the structure and mechanics of the human body for his painting and sculpture, he was also keen to learn how and why the human body functioned.
Five hundred years after the Renaissance, we’re still enjoying Leonardo’s legacy – and we can now learn biology in a way that’s much less messy!