This week in Science, within their Circulatory System topic, the year 5 and 6s made their own blood samples. This was done by measuring out the ingredients (syrup, food colouring, oil and milk) precisely and then it was time for them to give it a good mix! They were then to observe their representative blood sample. The different layers within their blood sample represent the components of blood. As a group we labeled them as Plasma (the top layer), the thin white middle layer representing the white blood cells and platelets, and the red lower layer as the red blood cells. Afterwards we explored what the blood does in our bodies and how it travels through the body in veins, arteries and capillaries.