Lesson Plan

Organs and Tissues of the Immune System

It's virus-fighting time! Pupils learn how viruses attack and reproduce and how the immune system works to protect the body. They identify unfamiliar terms and tissues and organs of the immune system. Working in small groups, scholars choose an illness or injury and find out what part of the immune system would help defend against it before presenting their conclusions to the rest of the class.

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Instructional Ideas
  • Use a KWL to find out what members of the class already know about the immune system
  • Create life-size outlines of bodies and draw and label the major organs and tissues of the immune system
Classroom Considerations
  • First lesson in a three-part unit on the immune system
  • Includes links to additional resources
  • Contains two trivia games via a free registration site
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