The Big Bloody Experiment
Everything you need to know
Step one in the Big Bloody Experiment is to register your school on the main page.
This helps us keep track of how many students are involved,
and to send you any updates/results.
Below are all the resources (videos and pdf’s) ready to go.
How it all works
The Big Bloody Experiment is a fun way to find out about blood and all the amazing things it does. The main aim is for those taking part to create fake wounds, and to do that, they first learn how to make fake blood, skin and bruises.
All the instructions needed are in the videos and pdf’s below. The videos are designed to be shown to the class as a whole, and there are introduction and wrap up videos to bookend it all.
Each section (blood, skin, bruises and wounds) is fairly short (maybe 30 minutes with a class), so they can be done one after another, or on separate days. The recipes presented will give great results, but as always we encourage experimenting to make them even better. Of course that will mean writing down what you change and use (otherwise it isn’t science, it’s just messing around!)
Press Release for Schools document (to download, change and send out to your media)
This is all about getting your heads around what is coming up and why blood is so important.
How to make it and some ideas of other ingredients that might make it even better.
There is a little cooking involved (3 – 5 mins) at the start of this, but it can be done in advance if you wish.
Really quick, really simple and great results. All you need is an eye shadow palette with red, blue, green and yellow.
Time to combine everything and make some realistic looking fake wounds. Great preparation for halloween too.
Find out about blood types, insect “blood”, blue blood and even vampires?
The Big Bloody Experiment is being run by Dr Rob and Experimentary, because we love science (you’re welcome).