All About Blood! Elementary School Program
A Southwestern Ontario Pilot Program
"All About Blood!" is a classroom learning session offered to elementary schools designed to teach students about the composition and function of blood in the body, as well as encouraging healthy lifestyle choices and educating them about the need for, and importance of, blood donation.
This session is one way that we can volunteer our time and expertise to you. The program was developed using the Ontario Ministry of Education Curricula for Science & Technology and Health & Physical Education.
||Developed for Grade 7. The session may be suitable for other grades.
||60 to 75 minutes.
- The function of blood in the body
- The four components of blood
- Blood groups
- The need for, and importance of, blood donation
- Healthy lifestyle choices (important for future blood donors)
- The process of donating blood
||Students will be able to:
- State the four main components of blood
- State the four ABO blood groups
- Explain how blood helps people with certain illnesses
- Explain some of the healthy lifestyle choices potential blood donors can make
- Explain the process of donating blood
- Lecture with overheads or a PowerPoint presentation (an overhead projector and screen are required)
- Group discussion on need for, and use of blood
||The results of the group discussions and a Q&A period at the end of the session will provide you with evidence of the degree of achievement of the learning outcomes by the students.
Teachers are given an evaluation form and are asked to evaluate the "All About Blood!" learning session at the end of the class.
For more information, or to book a session, please contact:
Mary Ann Ducedre,
Canadian Blood Services
Tel: (519) 251-4203