Thursday, January 6, 2011

Making Blood

It sounds weird doesn't it? Making blood. But that is what we did on Monday when we said goodbye to a rejuvenating holiday break and said hello to the remainder of the school year.

Just before break we ended our study of the blood. We discussed what blood actually does and the components of blood. We were to make a model of blood using corn syrup, candy red hots, a white jellybean (or gumdrop since that is what we had in the house) and candy sprinkles.

The corn syrup represents plasma, red hots represent red blood cells, the white gumdrop is a white blood cell, and the candy sprinkles are platelets. The kids had fun with this and so did mom. An easy model to make with very little mess and it did not take alot of time either.

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