Japanese Vending Machines Dispense Microscopic Slides
Natura Technicolor created toys that aim to inspire kids to learn about science
Typical vending machines usually dispense things like soda, chips, candy, small toys, and the like. A Japanese company called Nature Technicolor has created a different kind of vending machine toy – a stack of histological slides that feature cross sections of microscopic life.
The slides come in eight different varieties, ranging from plant tissue and pollen to human tissue, bacteria, and viruses. Each stack consists of ten sheets that are held together by a single metal ring.
The vending machine toys aim to inspire children to learn. The sheets of microscope slides resemble those that students encounter in books or videos and even prepare by themselves as part of their science lab class in school.