SCIENCE 8

 

Immune System Webquest

-click here for worksheet if you do not already have one.

1. Go to Anatomy of a Splinter

http://www.cellsalive.com/ouch1.htm

Make sure to click on the links for chemotaxis, phagocytosis, and oxidative burst. Watch the movies under each link.

· How do macrophages find pathogens?

 

· How do they eat pathogens?

 

· How do cytotoxic T lymphocytes kill cells?

 

2. Play the game “fighting back” (must read “what happened” after game)

http://www.pbs.org/wgbh/nova/aids/immune.html

· Why are helper T-cells required in an immune attack?

 

· What are complements?

 

· What remains in the body after an immune battle?

 

· How does the HIV virus disrupt the immune system?

3. Go to the Immune System Overview

CLICK HERE for the whole pdf file - you may need to use the CTRL-F (find) function to look for some of these answers!

Or you can try clicking on this site: http://www3.niaid.nih.gov/topics/immuneSystem/whatIsImmuneSystem.htm

· What are the two major classes of lymphocytes?

 

· In what part of the body are they found?

 

· What are the functions of antibodies?

 

· What are the two types of T lymphocytes? What do they do?

 

· How do antibodies get produced in mass quantities?

 

 

 

 

Immune System Webquest link (old site) - this worksheet was taken from the following website and the links were updated.