Materials List: Blood Cell Basics

For each group:

  • paper to draw on
  • colored pencils or crayons
  • 1 freezer-strength, sealable, sandwich-size plastic bag
  • 5-8 grains of white rice
  • ½ cup prepared red gelatin
  • paper towels
  • attached worksheets (one per student)

For the entire class to share (optional):

  • microscopes (as many as possible/available)
  • blood cell slides (Note: Human blood smear slides can be ordered from Fisher Scientific for about $4 each. Go to: