Discovery and Development of Vaccines

Stop the spread. Pupils work through two activities to gain an understanding of vaccines and immunity. Learners research different types of vaccines and how they are made and explore the advantages and disadvantages of them. Using a computer simulation, pairs investigate how immunization rates affect herd immunity.

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Instructional Ideas
  • Create a mini-review of how immunity works and include different types
Classroom Considerations
  • Special consideration should be used when discussing the topic with individuals who do not receive vaccinations for a variety of reasons
  • Requires knowledge of standard deviation
  • Third lesson in a five-part series on disease and vaccination
Pros
  • Provides several links to additional resources
  • Contains an answer key
Cons
  • None