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ABO Blood Typing

Kit #1-32

Students test their own blood to determine which of the four major human blood types it is: A, B, AB, or O. (Note: Blood types determined by this activity may not always be accurate.) They learn that different blood types result from the presence or absence of specific molecules in the blood called agglutinins and that the factors that determine a person’s blood type are inherited.

Details at a Glance

  • 1-2 Days | 1-2 ~50 minute class periods
  • 1 Activity
  • Accommodates 1 class, with 1 group of 32 students
  • Consumables service 32 students
  • Includes digital resources

Scientific Concepts

•There are four major human blood types: A, B, AB, and O.
•The blood types are differentiated by the presence or absence of certain molecules called agglutinogens.
Key Vocabulary:
ABO system, antibody, agglutinate, blood type, agglutinogen

Guides & Student Sheets

Our kits and modules provide you with everything you need so you can open, review, and teach the material confidently the next day.

  • Full downloadable Teacher Guide with background information, detailed instruction, example data and answers
  • Downloadable Student Sheets with age appropriate background information, full procedure(s), and analysis questions
  • All materials necessary to carry out the investigation
  • Safety Data Sheets

Kit Components

  • 1 Teacher’s Guide with MSDS
  • 32 Slide Guides®
  • 32 Alcohol pads, pre-saturated
  • 32 Blue spatulas for Anti-A serum
  • 32 Yellow spatulas for Anti-B serum
  • 32 Lancets, sterile, disposable
  • 1 Anti-A, blood-typing serum, Drop control bottle
  • 1 Anti-B, blood-typing serum, Drop control bottle