The Human Immune System
It's virus-fighting time! The three lessons in the Human Immune system unit module teach young scientists how viruses attack and reproduce and how the immune system protects the body. Pupils first identify unfamiliar terms and tissues and organs of the immune system. Working in small groups, scholars then choose an illness or injury and determine what part of the immune system would help defend against it. In the second lesson, pupils learn about the innate immune system by comparing it to a castle and moat. Finally, learners delve deeper into the immune system and learn about the adaptive immune system, including T and B cells. They research the different components and functions of the adaptive immune system and how it relates to vaccinations.