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In this exploring red and white blood cells worksheet, students read facts about blood cells and then read statements to determine which are true. Students answer ten true and false statements.
Students explore how our bodies fight infection. Using a microscope, they observe red blood cells, white blood cells and different bacteria under a microscope.
Seventh graders explain the role of white blood cells in fighting infections. In this life science lesson plan, 7th graders create flow charts showing the immune response process. They act out and play a game to simulate actions of the immune system.
How Do White Blood Cells Fight Foreign Organisms That Invade Our Body?
Ninth graders investigate the functions of white blood cells. They watch and discuss an online movie, conduct Internet research, and complete a worksheet.
Human Body Series - Immune System
When you work with school children, teaching about immunity and illness prevention is a priority! This approach includes a discussion, kid-friendly online articles, a creative writing assignment, and a quiz on the role of leukocytes and the immune system. Though the teacher's guide was published in 2006, the home website has been updated since that time. A video, quiz, and other activities have been added, but the titles on this document may not exactly match the titles on the website. You might want to bookmark the links prior to sending learners to the computer lab in order to maximize time.
White Blood Cells
In this blood cells worksheet, students complete a graphic organizer comparing the 5 different types of white blood cells. Students determine the different ways diseases can be transmitted. This worksheet has 2 graphic organizers.
New! Modeling an HIV Particle
Models are an important part of science; they help us see the world on a scale that works for us. In the first of five lessons on HIV, learners make a paper model of the HIV virus that is about 500,000 times larger than the actual virus. In addition to the model, the class discusses viruses as well as scale; it would take nearly two million HIV particles to fill one white blood cell. You may want to introduce the topic by reading aloud the "Portrait of a Killer" essay to set the stage for the lessons to come.
Types of immune responses: Innate and Adaptive. Humoral vs. Cell-Mediated
This a fantastic, comprehensive video explaining and summarizing all of the types of immune responses and the cells involved. This is a complicated topic with lots of categorization and terms to memorize. It is a fantastic overview of the topic.
Tag, You're Sick
Learners play a game to model how the immune system works. In this health and wellness instructional activity, 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.
"Cells" Reading Comprehension-- Informational Passages
In this reading for information worksheet, students read a detailed one page text about cells of the human body. Students answer 5 comprehension and 5 vocabulary questions.
World Blood Donor Day
In this World Blood Donor Day worksheet, learners 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.
Tour of the Immune System
Students identify the function and different parts of the immune system. In this biology lesson, students role play the spread of diseases. They explain how the body fights these diseases.
Human Body Series: Immune System
In this writing a help wanted advertisement for Leukocytes worksheet, students 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.
Fifth graders review the components of blood and write four things they have learned. They view a videodisk related to blood components and create a batch of candy "blood" using terminology including platelets, red blood cells, white blood cells, and plasma.
Cellular Structure And Function
Students explore the structure and function of the cell. They begin by identifying the cell as the common unit of life in all living organisms, large and small. They examine single-celled organisms and how they carry out different life functions.
Students participate in a role-play activity to lean about red and white blood cells, veins, capillaries and arteries. They also see how blood passes through the heart, lungs and out of the body, carrying oxygen and nutrients.
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.
Young scholars 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.
Students observe blood cells under a microscope and make drawings of their observations. They write and act out a short play starring blood cells, antibodies and bacteria to demonstrate fighting infection.
Circulatory System Design
High schoolers identify the different parts of the circulatory system and their function. They work together to create their own model of the system and use it to determine the rate of blood flow. They answer questions related to their model.