This activity will walk you through how to determine your blood type using commercial serums. Questions help guide students through the identification of each of the different blood types. Students collect class data and compare that to the population at large. 

 

Use this to learn and reinforce answers to questions such as:

❑  Why do we need to know a person's blood type when giving them blood?

❑  How many blood types are there?

❑  How do blood types differ?

 

Once students try this activity, they can capture their observations using the included Lab Notes or probing questions included in the instructions. 

 

Concepts Addressed

♦  Blood types can be determined using a set of 3 serums: Anti-A, Anti-B, Anti-Rh

♦  Each blood type shows a distinct clotting pattern with the three test serums 

♦  There are eight distinct blood types: A+ A- B+ B- AB+ AB- O+ O-

 

Answer Keys and Teacher Notes address most questions and issues that might arise in this study—you shouldn’t have to do any outside research unless you want to.

 

Materials Needed  Blood typing kit, disposable cup with lid

 

Prep Needed  Order blood-typing kit, secure needed permissions

 

Teaching Time   1 class period.

 

Student Sheets   Scaffolded writing prompts & lab reporting 

 

Connect with me… If you have questions or problems, please let me know in the Q&A section and I’ll get back to you asap.

 

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Blood Type Activity: Type Your Own Blood and Compare with Classmates

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    Answer Keys and Teacher Notes address most questions and issues that might arise in this study—you shouldn’t have to do any outside research unless you want to.

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    Terms of Use   Copyright © Carolyn Balch. All rights reserved by the author. This product is to be used by the original downloader only. Copying for more than one teacher, classroom, department, school, or school system is prohibited. This product may not be distributed or displayed digitally for public view. Failure to comply is a copyright infringement and a violation of the Digital Millennium Copyright Act (DMCA). Clipart and elements found in this PDF are copyrighted and cannot be extracted and used outside of this file without permission or license. Intended for classroom and personal use ONLY.