Learning Exercise

Blood Cells

Students will explore the different functional systems and distinguish between the circulatory systems of invertebrates and vertebrates.
Course: Introductory Biology for Non-majors

A comprehensive web site on types of blood cells (erythrocyte, lymphocyte, platelet, neutriphil, eosenophil, macrophage,... see more


Blood Cells (http://www.merlot.org/merlot/viewMaterial.htm?id=86661) a. Visit site above and read from “Introduction” to but not including (scroll down) “Preparation of the Blood Smeat.” b. Create a table that includes a list of blood components, a colored drawing of each component, and a concise 5 word-or-less statement regarding the function(s) of each in the body.

Technical Notes

Author Kim Hayen


Introduction to Functional Systems: The Cardiovascular System and the Immune System: Characteristics of Blood

Type of Task

Learning Objectives

Distinguish between the components of blood with respect to appearance and functions.