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Monday, January 30, 2012

Human Body, part 2

Just a quick post today to let you know what we've been up to in the land of science. We're continuing our study of the human body and are currently learning about the circulatory system. Today we made a model of blood.

Have I ever mentioned how much we love science?

Our blood model


  1. mmmmmmm....nothing like red hots, dried lentils, and northern beans in karo syrup to start the day!

  2. Ok you need to elaborate on this one because I think my K would really like the gooey mess....

  3. We used Karo syrup to represent plasma, red hot candies for the red blood cells, lentils (or were they split peas? anyway...) for the platelets, and northern beans for the white blood cells. Lima beans would have been better, because they are so much bigger, so would have showed the difference in size between white and red blood cells, but I couldn't find any dried ones at the store. It does pretty much look like blood under a microscope. And it was quite gooey. D had a great time sticking his hands in the karo syup :)