This term in science, we have been learning about the circulatory system. Part of our learning was to look at the components of blood. Y6 first worked in groups of three to research the four main components of blood: red blood cells, white blood cells, platelets and plasma. Children had to find information such as the size and purpose of each component.
After they had completed their information booklets using their research, they came over to the “Blood Bank” to “make” blood. In their groups, children had to discuss and decide what component of blood each of the items on the table at the blood bank represented: orange juice, Cheerios that had red food colouring on them, marshmallows and oats. They also had to carefully select the right proportion of each component according to their research.
They “made” their blood together and were given a marshmallow as a treat as blood-making certainly is draining work!
Well done to all of the children and I hope that this memorable experience will help their understanding of the components and function of blood.
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