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Nematode Stacker CAD Files

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A classic stacking toy gets a new shape in our Nematode Stacker, the first toy in our Model Organisms collection! The pieces of the stacker reflect the life cycle of one of the most common model organisms in modern science, the C. elegans nematode. Like traditional stacking cups, our Nematode Stacker provides the opportunity to practice:

  • grasping and banging
  • filling and emptying
  • stacking and knocking down
  • nesting shapes 
  • comparing sizes
  • sorting and ordering

PLUS the five worm-shaped stacking blocks can be stacked in two ways and provide an extra challenge to balance, stack, and nest an unusual shape.

The included play guide outlines:

  • milestones your baby will be working on between 6-18 months
  • ways to play with the stacker throughout your baby's first year and beyond
  • an explanation of how C. elegans nematodes are used in real lab settings

This product is an .stl file that you can use with your 3D printer to print the Nematode Stacker at home right now! Choose materials carefully, and always supervise your baby during play. Thanks for your order!


Note: All files are for PERSONAL USE ONLY. File sharing and reproduction of the file for commercial use is strictly prohibited.