Pathogens, Antibodies, and Vaccines
$19.47 – $162.23
Model how vaccines protect against bacterial diseases
How does the immune response protect against diseases caused by bacteria?
- Create models of pathogens, antibodies, and antigen-antibody interaction.
- Perform simulated laboratory tests to compare the antibody levels of unvaccinated and vaccinated children children who have been exposed to the bacteria that cause pertussis.
- Learn about the importance of childhood vaccinations to prevent diphtheria, tetanus, and pertussis.
- Student instructions
- 3 foam balls to model bacteria
- Jewels (3 different shapes) to model antigens
- Glue dots
- Straws, clay, and rubber bands to model antibodies
- Immunizations and the DTP Vaccine brochure
- Pertussis Antibody Test Instructions
- 4 simulated “Pertussis Antibody Test Strips”
- 4 tubes of simulated “blood plasma” samples
- Colored pens or pencils (3 different colors)
- Safety goggles
- 1 – 9 kits: $19.47 each
- 10 – 24 kits: $18.49 each
- 25+ kits: $17.52 each
- 1 – 9 packs: $162.23 each
- 10+ packs: $154.11 each
- 1 – 9 packs: $59.48 each
- 10+ packs: $56.51 each
Correlation to Next Generation Science Standards (NGSS) Shop by NGSS »
MS-LS1-3. Use argument supported by evidence for how the body is a system of interacting subsystems composed of groups of cells
Science & Engineering Practices
Developing and Using Models - Develop and use a model to describe a phenomenon.
Disciplinary Core Ideas
LS1.A: Structure and Function - In multicellular organisms, the body is a system of multiple interacting subsystems. These subsystems are groups of cells that work together to form tissues and organs that are specialized for particular body functions.
Structure and Function - Investigating or designing new systems or structures requires a detailed examination of the properties of different materials, the structures of different components, and connections of components to reveal its function and/or solve a problem.