Stop the Bleeding

A Science Lesson Plan

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Content Standards

Michigan Department of Education Content Standards:
4. Explain how selected systems and processes work together in plants and animals. (Key concepts: Systems/Processes-- digestion, circulation, respiration, endocrine, reproduction, skeletal, muscular, nervous, excretion, transport, growth, repair. Real-world contexts: Mechanisms for maintaining internal stability, such as body temperature, disease control.)

NETS-S Standards Addressed in the Plan

Communication and Collaboration
Research and Information Fluency
Technology Operations and Concepts


Students will be able to describe how a blood cut develops from a cut artery.

Summary of Activities and Technology Use

Class discussion on cuts and the healing process. Students will be asked to share about a time when they were cut or injured and what happened.

Introduction of the A.D.A.M software. Students will explore the circulatory system. Students use animations in the "injuries" section to view the blood clotting process.

Students complete the printed Blood Clotting Diagram worksheet following their exploration of A.D.A,M and viewing the clotting animation.

Students will use their diagrams to write a paragraph describing how the clotting process works.

Evaluation Plan

Students will use their Blood Clotting Diagram and write a paragraph describing how the clotting process works. A rubric will be used to grade the writing to make sure that all steps have been addressed.

Justification for Technology

The program A.D.A.M. is a great tool for students to learn about the body and its functions. It’s interactive and animated for the students to benefit from using it. The teacher can use this program on teaching more than just one lesson.