First, you will need to download the Infection Protection lab manual, which can be found here:
Germs, oh my! Or correctly called bacteria and viruses. There are many types of bacteria and viruses, but the ones that make us sick are known as pathogens. These foreign invaders, things we do not want to enter our bodies, set up camp and can cause serious harm! Luckily, we have our own defences against these pesky little microbes known as the immune system.
How does our immune system work? How do we differentiate from a pathogen or a harmless microbe? This activity will answer exactly that! You may be quite surprised at all the mechanisms our body has to fight off infection.
Saskatchewan Curriculum Connections:
AN2.1: Analyze the growth and development of familiar animals, including birds, fish, insects, reptiles, amphibians, and mammals, during their life cycles.
HB5.2: Investigate the structure, function, and major organs of one or more human body systems such as the digestive, excretory, respiratory, circulatory, nervous, muscular, and skeletal systems.
DL6.5: Assess effects of micro-organisms on past and present society, and contributions of science and technology to human understanding of micro-organisms.
CS8.3: Distinguish structural and functional relationships among cells, tissues, organs, and organ systems in humans and how this knowledge is important to various careers.
CS8.4: Analyze how the interdependence of organ systems contributes to the healthy functioning of the human body.
Check out what we did last time by clicking “Ping Pong Duals”, linked below.