Lesson Plans and Worksheets
Browse by Subject
White Blood Cells Teacher Resources
Find White Blood Cells educational ideas and activities
Students play a game to model how the immune system works. In this health and wellness lesson, the teacher explains how the immune system works, then students play a game of tag trying to stay away from germs, viruses, and bacteria and being rescued by white blood cells, antibiotics, and villi.
Learners study how being exposed to a harmful microbe doesn't automatically make them ill. They discover the lines of defense against microbe invaders and explore the roles of skin and mucus membranes, white blood cells, and lymphocytes in preventing and fighting infections. Students understand how immunity develops and how vaccination takes advantage of the concept of immunity.
In this World Blood Donor Day instructional activity, students complete activities such as reading a passage, phrase matching, fill in the blanks, correct words, multiple choice, spelling, sequencing, scrambled sentences, writing questions, survey, and writing. Students complete 12 activities on World Blood Donor Day.
In this writing a help wanted advertisement for Leukocytes learning exercise, learners read examples of help wanted ads and facts about the functions of white blood cells and apply them when writing a help wanted ad with a job description, list of qualifications, and benefits of Leukocytes. Students write one advertisement.
Students comprehend that karyotyping is a process in which chromosomes are cut from an enlarged picture and arranged in decreasing order of size. The cells to be viewed are first chemically treated to increase the number of dividing white blood cells and then treated with colchicines to stop mitotic division during anaphase. Lastly, the cells are burst open, stained and fixed. The slide is examined for well spread chromosomes, photographed, and karyotyped.
Students identify the types of cells that are important in the immune system. They investigate the different mechanisms used by white blood cells as they protect the body from foreign invaders. Students are given five case studies, they are asked to write a script describing the scenario.