TEACHER ENRICHMENT INITIATIVES

Activity 1B: Gammagauntlet: Fighting Infection

Student teams will race to fight, and ultimately resolve, infections in a human body model by playing out the roles of various immune cells and antibodies, then constructing antigen/antibody complexes.

Objectives: 
  • Differentiate between non-specific and specific immune responses
  • Model the disease fighting process of some major immune cells in the body
  • Explain that structure is related to function
  • Construct antigen/antibody complexes and understand their basic role in human immune responses
  • Model the interaction of the immune subsystems when fighting infection
  • Identify strengths and weakness of a simulation

 

    Keywords: 

    Immune response, immune cell, antigen, antibody, infection

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    Activity Code: 
    1B
    Unit Reference: 
    Cast Your Net: Adventures With Blood
    Lesson Reference: 
    Lesson 1: Blood: What Is It?