Platelets & Coagulation Lesson for Kids


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Blood clots are made up of which of the following?

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1. Which one of the following is the best definition of coagulation?

2. Which of the following best describes platelets?

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About This Quiz & Worksheet

When you cut your finger, it should only bleed for a short time before it stops, and there's a good reason for this. On this quiz/worksheet combo, you will answer test questions on how and why blood clots form, what they're made of, what coagulation is, and other interesting facts.

Quiz & Worksheet Goals

The questions on the quiz test what you know about:

  • How best to describe platelets
  • What blood clots are made of
  • Which definition of ''coagulation'' is best

Skills Practiced

  • Reading awareness - be sure that you understand the most important facts from your reading, like how your body knows when to make a blood clot
  • Understanding key ideas - make sure that you can correctly define important terms like ''platelets'' and ''coagulation''
  • Learning practice - use what you've learned to answer questions that ask you to choose a false statement about clotting factors

Additional Learning

You don't need to cut your finger to find out more about blood clots. Just study the lesson called Platelets & Coagulation: Lesson for Kids. When you do, you will learn how to:

  • Explain why it's important that blood clots form when we get cut
  • Tell what a blood vessel is
  • Describe what happens to a blood clot when the body doesn't need it any more