Have you ever wondered what was in one drop of blood? We thought this week we would examine blood and how it moves through the body. What happens when you get cut, why is blood red not blue when oozing out. We also learn about the human heart, how it work and pumps blood through our system.
We thought it would be fun to show you two different activities, “How to make edible blood”. The first was just fun and looked a lot like real blood but tasted amazing and was fun to watch the kids try to eat (great for Halloween). The second activity was to show what was in a single drop of blood if you were a 50-foot monster.
Edible Blood Recipes and Videos:
- corn syrup
- Hershey syrup
- red food dye
- Put child’s name on Zip-Lock bag
- pour all the ingredients into a bag
- let sit for at least an hour or overnight
- Now enjoy as the kids drink chocolate blood
- Edible Blood:
- Corn Syrup
- Hershey Syrup
- red food dye
- plastic bag with name on it
- pour ingredients into a plastic bag
- let sit over night so it firms up
- let the child drink or spoon out the blood
We started off by watching several Ted-Ed talks and YouTube videos on how the heart works, blood pressure, and why there are different blood types. We actually watched these before our edible experiments.
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