Components of Blood

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Key takeaways
An understanding of the components that blood is made up of.
An overview of the functions of the red blood cells, platelets, white blood cells and the plasma.
How to answer questions on the functions of the blood.
Laura LewisHost: Laura studied at Royal Holloway University of London and the Open University. She is passionate about science communication and has presented talks about Exoplanets at Oxford University and Imperial College London.

Did you know that blood is made up of more than just one thing? In this class students will be guided through the components of blood and the roles of each part of the blood. Students will learn about the plasma, red blood cells and different types of white cell. Each cell and its job within the body will be discussed and the importance of each to maintain a healthy functioning body will be detailed. This class is great for students in Years 7 -9 who are learning about the body or anyone who is curious to know more about blood!

Have you seen these classes?: Human Body SystemsThe Digestive SystemThe Circulatory System

Safeguarding reminder:The safety of your child is of the utmost importance. All of our classes are pre-recorded to remove any concerns around live participation. For reruns of our past live classes, students' webcams and microphones were disabled and only the chat history, if participation was requested, is visible.

Suitable for:

This class is suitable for students in Years 7 - 9.

Class requirements:
You will need a laptop or device with internet connection to watch the class, as well as a pen and notepad for taking notes.
What to expect:
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