In this activity, students are introduced to the immune system.
By the end of this activity, students should be able to:
- explain in simple terms what the immune system is
- list some of the names of the cells in the immune system
- explain some of the functions of the immune cells.
Download the Word file (see below) for:
- introduction/background notes
- what you need
- what to do.
These articles help provide a basic knowledge and understanding of some ideas and concepts of our immune system:
Additional activities to support learning about the immune sustem.
Watch this video of macrophage ‘eating’ particles.
Video of a human neutrophil on a blood film, crawling among red blood cells (spherical shape). The neutrophil is ‘chasing’ Staphylococcus aureus microorganisms, added to the film. This video is taken from a 16 mm movie made in the 1950s by the late David Rogers at Vanderbilt University.