Our family homeschools. Our son (almost 9) has been very interested in human anatomy lately, so that's where our focus has been in science so far this year. This week and next, we are studying blood (his favorite part of anatomy, next to the skeleton). Our daughter (3 1/2) comes running when we pull out the human anatomy textbook.
Today, to help illustrate the main components of blood, we made our own! I was looking forward to this project and even wrote up a sheet of paper with facts for each component. I have to say, it came out even better than I expected.
We used Karo syrup for the plasma, Red Hots for the red blood cells, a Smartie for a white blood cell, and then sprinkles for platelets. The kids had a blast, Xander was responding to questions about each of them, and I thought they turned out really neat looking.
I love hands-on learning!
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