…The word gets out and anatomy and physiology has become even more popular due to this learning system! It is a very hard, college level class, but the students do fantastic, in part due to the hands-on learning that takes place. …I can’t rave enough about them. I love them from the “births” to their “autopsies” that take place each year.

Debbi Warren, Anatomy/Physiology teacher at North Medford High School – Medford, OR

Washing and Storing Your Models and Clay

Posted by: ANATOMY IN CLAY® Learning System | Posted on: February 13th, 2013 | 0 Comments

The cleaning and storing of your ANATOMY IN CLAY® models and clay is an important part of ensuring your materials endure continued hands-on learning.

Here are a few simple maintenance tips that will keep your models and clay in good shape:

  1. Remove as much clay as possible from the models, separating the different colors into piles. For clay that is impossible to un-mix, save for the creation of a diseased organ or gray matter. Roll clay into golf ball-sized pieces.
  2. Store balls of clay by color in separate bins. You may want to cover the bins to keep any dust or debris out of the clay, but it is not necessary to prevent the oil-based clay from drying out.
  3. Soak models in a solution of warm water and dish soap for a few minutes then scrub with a soft sponge. Test tube cleaner brushes are useful for cleaning small nooks and crannies. Mr. Clean Magic Erasers also work well. Let models air dry or wipe with a towel before storing.
  4. Keep the models assembled when storing—if you have the room. It will save time as well as eliminate lost or misplaced screws and spare parts.

After you’ve followed these steps, your models and clay will be clean and ready for your next class or workshop.



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