What Are White Blood Cells?

White blood cells are our body's tiniest warriors! How do they work? Biology scholars discover the types and functions of white blood cells through a video from an intriguing biology playlist. The resource profiles both types of white blood cells, describing their functions within the body.

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CCSS: Adaptable
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Instructional Ideas

  • Include the video in a circulatory system unit or discussion of our body's defense mechanisms
  • Add some live action by showing a video of a real white blood cell chasing down an invading bacterium
Classroom Considerations

  • Pupils should be familiar with the cells that make up blood before watching the video

  • Animated white blood cells show viewers how they interact with pathogens 
  • Concise explanations make the resource perfect for younger viewers

  • None
Common Core