Teacher’s Questions for Blood Does a Body Good


Before reading:

1. Why is blood important? What does it do?

During reading:

  1. List five functions of blood.
  2. Name and briefly describe the four primary components of blood.
  3. How do blood cells and blood vessels “talk” to each other?
  4. Explain the difference between innate immunity and acquired immunity.
  5. Explain why blood clots can be both a good thing and a bad thing.
  6. Where are blood cells made? Name the kind of cell that can make blood cells.

After reading:

  1. How can people keep their blood healthy?
  2. If a person develops problems with their blood, what kind of procedure can doctors perform to try to make blood healthy again? 


  1. Have you ever donated blood? What do you think donated blood is used for?