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About Blood: Lesson Plans & DVD

Blood Detectives DVD

Healthy blood. It’s vital for our bodies to operate properly. Through the materials on this site, your high school students will learn the why and how behind blood while also discovering why it is so important for our blood to be healthy. Through lab experiments, case study analysis, and the Blood Detectives DVD, students will become familiar with the exciting field of hematology and the pathology of common blood disorders. See what there is to discover.

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Complete Teaching Guide
Click here to download all of the lessons created for the About Blood program in one single PDF.

Lesson Plans

<font color="red">New!</font> Lesson 10: Sickle Cell Trait
New! Lesson 10: Sickle Cell Trait
Through this two-part lesson, students will learn about the symptoms, risk factors, and diagnostic criteria for sickle cell trait.
Lesson 1: What Runs Through My Veins
Lesson 1: What Runs Through My Veins
Through this lesson, students will understand the components of blood, how to use a microscope, and the importance of stem cells.
Lesson 2: Blood Disorders
Lesson 2: Blood Disorders
In this lesson, students will become more familiar with common blood disorders.
Lesson 3: Analyze a Case Study
Lesson 3: Analyze a Case Study
In this lesson, students will learn about the scientific process and how to interpret data.
Lesson 4: Blood Detectives
Lesson 4: Blood Detectives
In this lesson, students will learn how to use a compound microscope to identify multiple blood diseases from the blood of various individuals.
Lesson 5: Advances in Hematology
Lesson 5: Advances in Hematology
In this lesson, students will learn about the importance of model organisms in biology research.
Lesson 6: Do I Have What It Takes to Be a Hematologist?
Lesson 6: Do I Have What It Takes to Be a Hematologist?
In this lesson, students will become familiar with the field of hematology and the necessary training that is required to become a hematologist.
Lesson 7: Cord Blood Banking and Transplantation
Lesson 7: Cord Blood Banking and Transplantation
Through this lesson, students will learn about the importance of cord blood, possible uses of cord blood stem cells, and the difference between public and private cord blood banking.
Lesson 8: Case Study
Lesson 8: Case Study
Through this lesson, students will learn about the symptoms, diagnosis, and treatment of one form of cancer, chronic myeloid leukemia (CML). This case study reinforces general concepts of the cell cycle and cancer.
Lesson 9: Silvia's New Knees
Lesson 9: Silvia's New Knees
Through this lesson, students will be familiarized with the risk factors, symptoms, diagnosis, and treatment of deep vein thrombosis (DVT).
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