Biology KS3 & KS4: Human immunity and defence

Using CGI, this short film gives students a look at the inner workings of the immune system, focusing particularly on how the body fights off viruses.

It explains how diseases spread as well as the function of antibodies.

The footage features key vocabulary and concepts from the science curriculum.

This short film is from the BBC series, Inside the Human Body.

Teacher Notes

This short film gives students an idea of the workings of the immune system.

The footage of microbes and immune cells is visually engaging and could lead to students making their own models of 'key players' in the immune system story.

For younger ages, the footage of sneezing and snot provide good discussion topics on the spread of disease and could inspire public health style posters of the style 'coughs and sneezes spread diseases'.

Curriculum Notes

This short film will be relevant for teaching biology at KS3 and KS4/GCSE in England, Wales and Northern Ireland and National 4/5 in Scotland. Appears in AQA, OCR, EDEXCEL, CCEA, WJEC, SQA

More from Inside the Human Body:

How humans see
video
Human circulation
video
Human circulatory and digestive system
video
Human fertilisation
video
Pregnancy and multiple births
video
Skin - defend and protect
video
Skin and sweating
video
The human ear
video
The human eye
video
The human heart
video
How humans heal themselves
video

 

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