Immunology Teacher Resources

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Students explore how proten biotechnologies can be used to diagnose infectious disease specifically how ELISA uses immunological principles as well as enzymes to diagnose patients, and with specifics with HIV. They perform a successful ELISA to diagnose a potentially HIV positive patient and explore and practice using a lab notebook to record results.
Students explore the different blood types, and are introduced to new knowledge through a crime scene simulated activity. They explore the genetics of blood types, and are introduced to immunology/diseases.
Students investigate the immune system. In this immune system lesson, students explore the immune system through participating in a WebQuest. After completing the WebQuest, students create a video documentary or chart.
In this anatomy and physiology study question worksheet, students define 20 terms related to the immune system. They answer 19 short answer questions that deal with immunology, autoimmune diseases, and the components and cells related to the immune system.
Students examine contagious diseases. They explore different types of bacteria and the illnesses they cause.
Students comprehend how biotechnology can be used to diagnose infectious disease such as protein technologies vs. DNA technologies. They comprehend procedure and uses of PCR, Western Blot, and ELISA as diagnostic tools. Students know how to keep a "messy" lab notebook and revisit immunological principles/applications in biotechnology.
Students explore and explain the role of vaccines in infectious disease, They emphasize immunological principles and viral/bacterial infection processes. Students explore the three main vaccine types: DNA vaccines ("gene gun"), Recombinant vaccines, and live vector vaccines (AIDS, employs viruses).
Students perform an experiment to demonstrate the principles of antibody-antigen binding, the secondary immune response, cross reactivity, and complement fixation. The materials to be used include antibodies from a rabbit that was injected once with red cells from a sheep and also one that was injected three times with the red cells from a sheep.
Students research online to answer and develop questions about immune system, create Powerpoint presentation to share information with classmates, and assimilate information into pictorial and/or graphical description of immune system.
In this biology crossword puzzle worksheet, students use the 5 clues regarding microbiology terms to help them correctly complete the word puzzle.
Students explore ethical problems. In groups, students examine and study a given ethical problem. They practice techniques for making ethical decisions and interact with each other in the resolution. Students support their decision with reasons and facts.
Students study laboratory protocol for hemagglutination experiments.
Students read about how scientists are arriving at current theories of human origin and migration through mitochondrial DNA analysis. They then piece together a map showing the data from mitochondrial DNA analysis to plot the migration pattern of early humans.
This is a great summary of the complete immune system at the cellular level. It is a complicated topic with many new terms, so snippets of this video could be used as introductions to lessons, or the whole thing could help wrap up the topic as review. Some important points about the correct terminology and usage are given.
Again Sal starts off this presentation with a review of the types of pathogen responses by phagocytes. He explains the categorization and logic behind the antigen proteins and MHC class 2 molecules which are presented by some phagocytes after the breakdown process.
The main concepts covered by this video are the complicated procedures that follow recognition of a foreign body by the immune system. Sal describes the roles of helper T cells and memory cells in controlling a response in the future.
Sal describes the activity on a cellular level that is presented when there is some damage to our membranes.
A poignant 20-slide show introduces high schoolers to the amazing accomplishments of genomics and raises the question of eugenics. This lesson plan is only for mature audiences, as it deals with rape and other sensitive topics, but it is carefully written and highly valuable. Select questions are discussed following the presentation. 
After watching an engaging 13-minute video about the colorless blood of icefish, future ichthyologists examine icefish blood and non-icefish blood (blood samples are simulated with Karo syrup mixtures) to determine advantages of different blood viscosities in fish, depending on their habitat. This is designed as a demonstration, but could work well as a group activity. The included extension has pupils designing an experiment to represent their findings. Additional lesson plans are also available.
Different islands in the Caribbean have very similar species of anole lizards, which each have their own place in the ecosystem. Researchers did several studies to determine whether the anoles evolved into the different species then migrated to the different islands or evolved independently on each island. Some key areas of focus within the video include: 
  • Reproductive isolation
  • Adaptation
  • Examining the speed, leg length, and toe pad size in regard to the ecosystem roles filled by each anole
Note: if the activity is included, the duration of the lesson moves to two 50-minute class periods.

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