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ABO-Rh Blood Typing

Kit #1C-32

Students test their own blood to determine which of the four major human blood types it is: A, B, AB, or O and whether it is Rh positive or negative. (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 agglutinogens. 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 32 classes, each with 1 group of 32 students
  • Consumables service 32 students
  • Meets our criteria for supporting literacy
  • Includes digital resources

Scientific Concepts

•There are four major human blood groups: A, B, AB, and O.
•The blood groups are differentiated by the presence or absence of certain proteins called agglutinogens.
•The Rh factor can be present (+) or absent (-) in any blood type.
Key Vocabulary: ABO system, antibody, agglutinate, blood type, agglutinogen, Rh factor

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 Student Worksheets and Guides
  • 32 Combi-Slide-Guides®
  • 32 Single-use alcohol pads
  • 32 Blue spatulas (for use with Anti-A serum)
  • 32 Yellow spatulas (for use with Anti-B serum)
  • 32 Red spatulas (for use with Anti-Rh serum)
  • 32 Sterile, disposable, single-use blood lancets
  • 1 Drop controlled bottle of Anti-A serum
  • 1 Drop controlled bottle of Anti-B serum
  • 1 Drop controlled bottle of Anti-Rh serum