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Anatomy: Immune System

These sites have information about the immune system for students in the upper grades. Includes several animations, online quizzes, and interactive sites that allow you to explore the immune system. There are links to eThemes Resources on AIDS/HIV and human body systems.


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Learn how an immune system responds when an infection attacks the body.
View this video segment from "The Secret of Life," and look through a microscope at a virus attacking a cell.
In this activity, learners create a slimy substance similar to mucus, and watch an imitation of the way allergens act when trapped by the nose.
Use this board game to teach your students how germs spread and infections take hold.
Get a basic overview of the immune system.
Explore what happens in your body when you are wounded, what cell types are involved in the immune system, how immune cells remove bacteria, and how some immune cells alert other immune cells about invading bacteria.
This site is about blood and the role it plays in the immune system. Click on the arrow to access this site in English, then choose "Immunity."
Read about the organs and cells associated with the immune system. NOTE: This site includes ads.
Watch various short animations of parts of the immune system. "Key Term Flashcards" has online flashcards for studying related vocabulary.
In this lesson plan, students will conduct research on germs and immune system using graphic organizers.
This site provides information with illustrations about passive and active immune systems. The reading level is easy. Note: This site has a link to discussion forum.
See how the immune system functions through a movie. Note: subscription is required.
These sites are about AIDS and HIV. There is information on how the disease is transmitted and how it is treated. Includes statistics on how many people worldwide are infected and the number of U.S. teenagers diagnosed with the disease. There is also information on prevention and testing. Includes maps, timelines, and videos.
Learn about the different human body systems and how they function in these sites that are written for elementary students. Includes illustrations, animated movies, and online quizzes. There are links to several eThemes Resources on anatomy.

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