Blood Smears & Syringes

Blood Smears

A blood smear is where you put a drop of blood on a microscope slide and you utilize a specific technique so that you can smear the blood drop. Your finished product should have a single layer of cells on the slide, that allows you to look under the microscope for abnormalities. Learn how to correctly make a blood smear in the video below!


Fake Blood

Fake Blood Recipe

3/4 cup corn syrup

1/4 cup water

1/2 teaspoon red food coloring

5 drops blue food coloring

2 drops green food coloring 

1 tablespoon corn starch


Using a Syringe

Watch the video below to learn how to properly hold a syringe!