Why Red Blood Cells Look Like Donuts

There are specific reasons for the intricate anatomy of the body, and the shape of the red blood cells is no exception! A video presentation explains the role of red blood cells and why their shape is important to function. The instructor explains the function of the red blood cells in detail to create a complete picture.

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CCSS: Adaptable
Instructional Ideas

  • Incorporate during a unit on the circulatory system
  • Have pupils create models of the components of blood
Classroom Considerations

  • Consider monitoring comments if making available for independent viewing

  • Presenter shows excitement for the topic, which helps to hold viewers' attention

  • None