Posts Tagged ‘disease’

Why don’t we get sick more often?

Monday, September 19th, 2011

antibodies by AJC1 on flickr

Our bodies remain healthy despite coming into contact with germs and microbes many times a day.  This is due to the fact that we have a pretty efficient defence system that protects us from disease.  See here for a presentation on this topic.  For Higher Level students, you need to go further, so here is another useful presentation.

You will be required to make notes for yourself and your classmates on some aspect of this topic.  You may choose to create a podcast, slideshow, prezi or simply a set of written notes.  Get creative!  To see your assignment, please click on the following links.

Defence groups BLOCK A

Defence groups BLOCK C

 

 

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

Why don’t we get sick more often?

Friday, September 3rd, 2010

YouTube Preview ImageHere’s a sneak peek at what’s coming up in the next few lessons on the immune system.

Immunology websites

Wednesday, October 14th, 2009

Here are a couple of useful websites to cover topics 6.3 and 11.1 on the immune system.

The Biology Project has problem sets, tutorials, resources and interactive activities.  I particularly like the HIV/AIDS simulation one.

The Cells Alive site has a number of useful links and animations.  Click on the immunology tab on the left hand side and go from there.

Disease notes – G Block – HL

Thursday, October 8th, 2009

Here are your notes from this topic:

alyssa henrik editted

Vaccines-gillian ji hong gabe

HeeJae,Catherine,Chandni – Immunity

Antibody Production – Ilan, Tino, Suji

Shadrina,Sea Ri – monoclonal antibodies

HIV

Disease notes – BLOCK F

Tuesday, October 6th, 2009

Here are the notes from your class on topic 6.3

Ji Won,Aaron,Jun Lee – AIDS presentation

Neelam, Christine, Min Jung – effects of HIV

Andy, Ri Sil, Jeung Eun – Antigens, antibodies, antibiotics

BLOCK F – Krizia,Kevin,Synnove – Production of Antibodies

Synnove,Kevin,Krizia – ANTIBODY_PRODUCTION

BLOCK F - Sagar,Sung Min,Caitlin,Deo -

Disease notes – BLOCK B

Monday, October 5th, 2009

Here are your class notes on topic 6.3

Block B Towaki, Brian, Julio, Jeff Antigens and Antibodies

Block B – Katherine,Marissa,Kyle,Jonathan – antibody production

Block B Towaki, Brian, Julio, Jeff Antigens and Antibodies – powerpoint

Nathan, Erin, Josh & Francesca – Aids Presentation

Erin,Nate,Francesca,Josh – AIDS_notes

The Effect of HIV on the Immune System – Pat,Rico,Jimmy,Myeong Jin

Pathogen Notes – Miko,Syarafina,Amado

Pathogens – Miko,Amado,Syarafina

Defence against disease

Wednesday, September 23rd, 2009
antibody from bindingsitesera.com

antibody from bindingsitesera.com

Our bodies remain healthy despite coming into contact with germs and microbes many times a day.  This is due to the fact that we have a pretty efficient defence system that protects us from disease.  See here for a presentation on this topic.  For Higher Level students, you need to go further, so here is another useful presentation.

You will be required to make notes for yourself and your classmates on some aspect of this topic.  You may choose to create a podcast, slideshow, prezi or simply a set of written notes.  Get creative!  To see your assignment, please click on the following links. 

Defense groups – BLOCK B

Defense groups – BLOCK F

Defense groups – BLOCK G