One of this week's science projects was making a Blood Model. This assignment is from RSO:Life and it is detailed in the FREE Try Before You Buy download from Pandia Press. The goal of the assignment is to learn what makes up our blood and to see what a drop of blood would look like under a high powered microscope.
First we gathered all our supplies: Red Hots, Corn Syrup (Light), Lima Beans, Lentils, a clear glass jar, 4 crayons (tan, blue, yellow and red), 1/2 measuring cup and 1 tablespoon. I will say we modified and used double the amount of light corn syrup because it just didn't look as awesome with less.
Before making the blood, we learned what the blood is comprised of. RSO includes a worksheet to color and label the blood parts.
Here is a "drop of blood" magnified - in a jar.
A very cool close up.
The final results.