As part of their studies into the circulatory system, some of our Year 6 scientists have been making ‘blood soup’!

To make the concoction they first had to rummage around in their kitchen cupboards at home to find items to represent the different elements that make up blood.  The ideal recipe uses orange squash to represent plasma, marshmallows to represent white blood cells, jelly chunks as red blood cells and rice to represent platelets.

A fun (and slightly messy) practical activity such as this is a great way to help pupils to understand something that cannot be seen with the naked eye. The blood soup allows pupils to visualise the ratios of the different cells and fluids present in blood, as well as think about the roles that each of the different elements carry out.

Prep School | 26/01/2021