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Six Star Science Teacher-Recommended Collection: Immunology

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Description Collection Description
This collection augments the basics of the immune system. The activities and videos in this collections help students visualize and understand the components of the immune system in a fun, interactive, problem solving way.

How were the items in this collection used?
1) “Science of Microbes”-use an inquiry activity to get students engaged in learning about microbes and disease. 2) “White Board Manipulatives for Teaching Antibody Structure and Function” is an excellent starting power to develop Smartboard activities to help explain how the immune system works. 3) “The Immune System - Nobel Prize Educational Game”: Interactive game that gives students an understanding of the immune systems 4) “Immune Responses - Nobel Prize Educational Game”: This Interactive game allows students to move to the next level of understanding, how the immune system responses to invaders. 5) “ Why Vaccines and Therapies for HIV are So Challenging: New Strategies to Outwit the Virus” is a Power point Program that explains how vaccines work using HIV as the disease example. 6) “Understanding Vaccines: What They Are How They Work” is an excellent reference for an in depth understanding on how vaccines work. 7) “Case It” May be used as an assessment tool, as well as, a link to the topic of the role of genes in disease.

Who used this collection?
Biology, Honors Biology and AP Biology Teachers and Students

Student-centered instruction
This collection is totally student-centered. Each activity engages students and scaffolds one piece of knowledge to the next.

Valuing diversity
This collection uses numerous types of interactive genre that allows each to work at their own pace. In a style each student is comfortable with for example, in part one, students will use group learning to diagnosis, Allison, an ill student.

Integrating technology
This collection relies heavily on technology. The technologies used include: Power Points, videos, Smartboard, as well as interactive software and games.

Authentic assessment
The assessment activity is to diagnosis and discover the source of a mystery disease.

Utilizing accurate and timely content information
The main sources in this collection are funded by government agencies, the goal is to give update information to the public

Reflecting on teaching and learning
The items in the collection are inquiry based and very engaging. The students really enjoyed learning how the immune system works.

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My biggest problem was signing up for the computer lab.

Type of Resource Annotated Collection
Format Multiple Formats
Peggy Deichstetter, St. Edward High School
Grade/Age Levels High School lower division (Grades 9-10)
High School upper division (Grades 11-12)
Learning Time 4-6 hours
Language English
Type of Review Reviewed by Partner Organization

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I plan on using some of the resources in my next Microbiology course (community college level for students heading towards allied health professions).  I love the inclusion of the inquiry lessons to get a discussion going amongst students in the early stages of teaching this unit.  I also love the print-outs of the whiteboard antibodies.  I always seem to have several students who have difficulty visualizing the relationship between antibodies, antigen-binding sites, antigens and epitopes.  I'm looking forward to using this resource to help those students!

—Tealia Slagle, Whatcom Community College