How does my immune system work?
In this gamified learning activity, students take on the role of different immune cells and work together to fight off and defeat an invading pathogen. They develop knowledge of cells involved in an immune response, in addition to their function. This teaching resource has been designed as a pre-task for the GTAC program 'Cells organs and body systems' in order to prepare students for their onsite visit, however, it can also be run as a stand-alone activity.
You will need to download the following resources to run this activity:
Teacher download - How does my immune system work? PowerPoint
Teacher download - How does my immune system work? PowerPoint teaching notes PDF
Student printable resources - Dendritic cell puzzle and cell sheets
Year level - 7 and 8
Estimated duration - 30 minutes