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Artificial blood sample

Exploring the components of blood


Year 6 used their knowledge organiser to investigate what makes up blood and what is each parts job in the body. They then created their own blood sample, using vegetable oil, golden syrup, red food colouring and milk, to show the different layers present in a blood sample. At first, the sample had to be stirred to combine the ingredients then left to settle and watch the layers separate. This shows how blood can be separated in a laboratory to test if one component is missing or creates a low read and doctors can prescribe medication to alter this. 

Artificial blood investigation