We are liquid stars

How does blood connect us to the universe?

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60 minutes

Our bodies are filled with nine pints of blood – but what does it do and why is it important? Suitable for pupils aged 7–14, this interdisciplinary lesson programme encourages pupils to consider the blood in all our bodies: first from a scientific perspective, and then through Celeste Herriotts’ poem Blood.

The six-page lesson programme provides prompts to explore different aspects of writing and poetry, from metaphor to the use of different voices. There are also prompts that encourage pupils to write their own poems inspired by what they’ve learned.

Lesson plan

Curriculum links

English: Writing & Reading Composition
Science: Working Scientifically, Animals Including Humans (Y4-6), Structure & Function of Living Organisms (KS3)
Key Stages: KS2, KS3

Northern Ireland:
Language & Literacy: Writing & Reading
Science & Technology: Organisms & Health
Key Stages: KS1, KS2, KS3

Languages: Literacy & English – Writing & Reading
Sciences: Biological Systems
Levels: First Level, Second Level, Third/Fourth Level

Languages, Literacy & Communication: Literature
Science & Technology: Being Curious, The World Around Us
Progression Steps: PS2, PS3, PS4