ERIC Number: EJ1060273
Record Type: Journal
Publication Date: 2015-May
Abstractor: As Provided
Reference Count: 1
The Immune System Game
Work, Kirsten A.; Gibbs, Melissa A.; Friedman, Erich J.
American Biology Teacher, v77 n5 p382-390 May 2015
We describe a card game that helps introductory biology students understand the basics of the immune response to pathogens. Students simulate the steps of the immune response with cards that represent the pathogens and the cells and molecules mobilized by the immune system. In the process, they learn the similarities and differences between the immune responses to viral and bacterial pathogens and why the primary and secondary responses differ.
Descriptors: Microbiology, Cytology, Molecular Biology, Biological Sciences, Educational Games, Teaching Methods, Communicable Diseases, Educational Practices, Educational Strategies, Student Projects
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