Here are a couple of projects we completed:
First we read a little book on the parts of blood, the I drew and cut and the Prince colored and pasted. VIOLA!
After we completed this the Prince said, "That's not what I was talking about?" I was confused and replied "I thought you wanted to make a drop of blood?" He said "Yes, but for real not on paper."
YIKES...I was stumped, so quickly I came up with a really basic idea of how he might get a visual of a red blood cell in plasma and this is what I initially came up with....red food coloring dropped into oil.
The Prince thought that was really cool, BUT THEN...I found something WAYYY better on Pinterest! Check this out...
Ingredients: empty container with a lid, 1/2 c. corn syrup (plasma), 1/2 c. red hots (red blood cells), 1 tbls lentils (platelets), 5 dry lima beans (white blood cells).
And this is what a drop of blood under a microscope looks like! I think this is so super cool, even if that makes me a dork ;-)!
*****Angela’s blog, Satori Smiles, has beautiful photographs of this experiment.