Secondary: Immune Defences
Produced by the Health Protection Agency, this e-bug resource contains teacher guidance, stimulus materials and student activity suggestions. It looks at the topic of disease prevention by the body’s own natural defences.
A detailed presentation and animations showing how the body fights harmful microbes on a daily basis. The resource considers:
• Skin, mucus and tears as a barrier to infection.
• Non-specific immunity as white blood cells phagocytose pathogens.
• Production of antibodies in specific immunity.
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