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Vaccinations and immunity

Wednesday, September 22nd, 2010

influenza vaccination by AJC1 on flickr

Here are some questions we’ll tackle this week:

  • What is the difference between active and passive immunity?
  • What is the difference between natural and artificial immunity?
  • How do vaccinations work?
  • What are the advantages and disadvantages of vaccinations?

Now is the time to delve into one particular disease.  You should choose ONE PATHOGENIC disease to investigate.  You will need to research the causes, effects and treatments of this disease and prepare a short presentation (3-5 mins) for the class.  You will need to include statistics that are current, relevant and from reliable sources.  Here is the instruction sheet for this activity: Presentation of disease and here is the rubric: Pathogen presentation rubric

And here is an example of a very creative piece of work: YouTube Preview Image