In this activity, students use drama to model science ideas about immune response to pathogenic microorganisms.

By the end of this activity, students should be able to:

  • explain some basic ideas about the working of the immune system
  • explain and model immune response to bacteria and viruses.

Download the Word file (see link above) for:

  • introduction/background notes
  • what you need
  • what to do.

View the video clips Meningococcal B and Chickenpox (see links above) to see how other students have approached this activity.

Nature of Science

Scientists often use models to help them research things they can’t readily observe. Scientists acknowledge that interactions that they don’t understand occur in immune response.

    Published 11 November 2010