TEACHER ENRICHMENT INITIATIVES (TEI) - CURRICULUM - BLOOD UNIT

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Activity 3A: “Hey, What's Your Type?”

 

Blood

Topic: Blood

Part of:
Unit: Cast Your Net: Adventures with Blood
Lesson 3: I Want Your Blood: Blood Transfusions

 

Entire Activity Download (16 pages)

 

Individual Downloads

Print Friendly Download (student pages only - 7 pages)

 

Teacher Background Information

 

Teacher Administrative Information (TEKS)

 

Teacher Answer Key

 

Student Directions

 

Student Wheel Cover

 

Student Wheel Base

 

Student Lookin' Around at Blood Types Questions

 

Student Template Page

 

Student Red Blood Cell

 

Student Blood Types Drawings

Keywords

 

blood, abo blood group, blood group, antigen, red blood cell, blood type

 

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Key Concepts

 

Antigens, Cell membrane components, ABO blood group, ABO blood types, Carbohydrates, Rh factor, Components of blood

 

Process Skills Utilized

 

Constructing, Analyzing, Sequencing, Differentiating

 

Intended Grade Level - 6-10

 

Objectives

 

Working in collaborative groups, students will be able to:

  • Examine the ABO blood groups and antigens present on the surface of red blood cells

  • Identify the antigens that make each blood type unique

  • Construct a model of antigens involved in ABO blood group

  • Present their models to the class

  • Follow written directions and complete a given task

Activity Description

 

Students will create a “Hey, What's Your Type” Wheel to explore the ABO blood groups. Using the wheel and an antigen template page students will construct the antigens responsible for the ABO blood group.

 

Activity Materials (per group)

  • copy of Student Activity Page per group of 4

  • 1 copy of the Template Page copied onto colored paper if possible per student

  • 1 copy of the Student Data Page per student

  • 1 pair scissors per student

  • Glue

  • 3 (6-inch) craft sticks per student

  • 1 ruler per student

  • 1 brad per student

Activity Management Suggestions

 

MODIFICATIONS:
For students needing more assistance: Group these students with peers who can assist them during the activity. Check often for understanding.

 

For highly able students: Allow these students to do research on the carbohydrate structures that make up the ABO and Rh antigens. Students may also be grouped with other students to provide peer assistance.

 

Extension

 

Students can research Rh antigens and create a lesson or template showing how these factors provide different markers for the red blood cells.

 

References Used

 

Blood Book website:
http://bloodbook.com

 

National Heart Lung and Blood Institute
http://www.nhlbi.nih.gov/

 

PBS Red Gold Website:
http://www.pbs.org/wnet/redgold/basics/

 

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