Year 6 - Blood and Bodies!


Last Wednesday Year 6 were educated and entertained in a bloody and gory trip to the Science Museum.

We began the day by watching the 'Glorious Blood Show' to learn about the importance of the circulatory system and the blood in our bodies. After a whistle stop tour through red and white blood cells, plasma and platelets we then spent some time exploring scientific principles in the interactive Launchpad Gallery.

Finally, we ended our day in the 'Medical History Gallery', examining how scientific ideas, and consequently medical treatment, have changed over time. From blood-letting in the 15th century to open heart surgery in the 1980s, we saw how scientific ideas have developed and impacted the way doctors treat their patients. At the end of the day we all felt very thankful that we live in the year 2014 and not 1414!

For more photos of our trip go to our Science Museum Gallery.