In this simulation, kids use their bodies to create a cell that engulfs and destroys a bacteria or other pathogen. Its a simple demonstration of phagocytosis that's very memorable. This is a great use of legitimate motion--where kids are up and moving and using their bodies to step through this biological process. It will help them understand and remember how white blood cells fight off bacteria and viruses. 

 

Use this to learn and reinforce answers to questions such as:

❑  How do white blood cells attack pathogens? 

❑  What is the process of phagocytosis? 

❑  What's its purpose and what cells use it?

 

Once students try this activity, they can capture their observations using the included Lab Notes or probing questions included in the instructions. 

 

Concepts Addressed

♦  Phagocytosis is one method cells use to fight disease

♦  White blood cells are an important factor in fighting diseases

 

Answer Keys and Teacher Notes address most questions and issues that might arise in this study—you shouldn’t have to do any outside research unless you want to.

 

Materials Needed  none

 

Prep Needed  none

 

Teaching Time   1 class period.

 

Student Sheets   Scaffolded writing prompts & lab reporting 

 

Connect with me… If you have questions or problems, please let me know in the Q&A section and I’ll get back to you asap.

 

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Immune System Simulation: How White Blood Cells Attack

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    Answer Keys and Teacher Notes address most questions and issues that might arise in this study—you shouldn’t have to do any outside research unless you want to.

    Connect with me: If you have questions or problems, please let me know and I’ll get back to you as soon as I can.

     

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    Terms of Use   Copyright © Carolyn Balch. All rights reserved by the author. This product is to be used by the original downloader only. Copying for more than one teacher, classroom, department, school, or school system is prohibited. This product may not be distributed or displayed digitally for public view. Failure to comply is a copyright infringement and a violation of the Digital Millennium Copyright Act (DMCA). Clipart and elements found in this PDF are copyrighted and cannot be extracted and used outside of this file without permission or license. Intended for classroom and personal use ONLY.