Development of Disease and Infection

It's all in the cards. Using cards to simulate a disease's attack on the immune system, pupils develop an understanding of how the immune system and pathogens react to each other and why at times the pathogen wins. Groups play a game to simulate how antibodies may help keep a person from being infected by a disease.

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Instructional Ideas
  • Research how vaccines use different methods to stop the spread of disease
Classroom Considerations
  • Assumes the class has an understanding of probability
  • Access to the interactive trivia game requires a free registration
  • The first of five lessons on disease and vaccination
  • Includes an answer key
  • Contains a comprehensive glossary for the lesson
  • None