Monday, November 26, 2012

Science: Blood Cells

We are continuing with our study of the human body using Real Science Odyssey: Life.  One of the experiments we did had to do with our blood cells.  We used candy, lentils, lima beans and karo syrup to represent the components of our blood. 

Then, Miss M did a lab sheet to explain what component each item represented (plasma, red blood cells, white blood cells and platelets) and the jobs each does.  She loved figuring out that our blood looks red because of the red blood cells, but she did point out that our blood isn't sticky like the karo syrup was!

Miss M was really focused during this experiment, and the next time she got a paper cut she informed me she did not need a band-aid because her platelets would help it stop bleeding. 

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