Lesson 3: The Adaptive Immune System
While focusing on the structure and function of the adaptive immune system, students compare the innate and adaptive immune systems by examining antigens, B cells, T cells, antibodies, dendritic cells, molecules and processes. Unique features include a pop-up glossary, a drag and drop concept map, a short written passage, and creation of a multimedia resource to explain and demonstrate the functioning of the adaptive immune system. Students read the passage: Killer Cells, Memory Cells: A Brief Introduction to the Adaptive Immune System. Students watch animations: The Adaptive Immune System and How Do Antibodies Work?
Time: Three 45 minute sessions
- What are the key features and processes of the adaptive immune system?
- How does the adaptive immune system differ from the innate immune system?
Here you'll find your lesson plan and a quick overview of the lesson content, activities and recommended prerequisites.
- Killer Cells, Memory Cells: A Brief Introduction to the Adaptive Immune System (reading passage)
- The Adaptive Immune System (video animation)
- How do Antibodies Work? (video animation)
This student worksheet can be distributed to your students digitally or on paper.