It’s happened to all of us. You’re running or riding your bike, you slip, you fall, and you skin your knee. After a few days, you notice that the cut where you skinned your knee has formed a scab.
What happens to our bodies when we get hurt? Why do we get cuts, and why do we get scabs afterward?
Learn how white blood cells, proteins, and skin cells work together to help you get better after you get hurt in this episode of Science with Sophie!
Do the science experiment with Sophie
To do the science experiment, you’ll need these things:
- something to catch a spill
- pin or needle
- toilet paper
- duct tape
Go get those things and start the video!
[tweetthis twitter_handles=”@ScienceWithSoph”]Our bodies are pretty amazing at healing after the get hurt! Learn about scabs in this episode of @SciencewithSoph! #science [/tweetthis]
About Science With Sophie
Science With Sophie is an interactive science comedy series for all ages. This fast-paced show invites viewers to explore science all around them and remember that they are brave, curious, funny, smart scientists every day.
Hosted by science educator/actor/comedian Sophie Shrand, the cast of wacky characters – all played by Sophie – educate and entertain while showcasing how diverse careers in STEM (science, technology, engineering and math) can be.
The series is Sophie’s upbeat solution to the serious problem of inequity in STEM fields and underrepresentation of women in mainstream science media. Using cutting-edge teaching methods like the Next Generation Science Standards, each episode explores science in daily life by asking questions, trying experiments with easy-to-find materials, and encouraging viewers to think deeply and creatively. By showcasing strong female role models to people of all ages and gender identities, this show aims to level the playing field for women in STEM.