Immune System Project


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Your group will construct a presentation board which illustrates the functions and parts of the Human Immune System.


 Each group member must:

  • present a layout plan for construction of the presentation board on the back of objectives page of project outline

  • participate in a positive leadership position within your group

  • contribute as much effort as possible in collecting data and construction of the project

  • contribute work that is neat and complete

  • be responsible for your part

  • be present and on time to meet the deadline

Project Deadlines:

Presentation Board layout -   Wednesday, April 2, 2008

Project completion - Monday, April 7, 2008

 Project presented in class on Tuesday, April 8, 2008




The following objectives are required to be included in this project:


  • Function of the Human Immune System
  • Explanation and illustration of:


    • The First Line of Defense; Primary Goal:  Prevent Organisms from gaining access

ü  Barriers that prevent pathogen entry into the body:  at least 4


o   The Second Line of Defense; Primary Goal:  recognize, neutralize and destroy invaders

ü  Phagocytic cells

ü  Inflammatory response


o   The Third line of Defense: Primary Goal:  Specific defense mechanisms

ü  Humoral response:  (antibodies; B-lymphocytes)


ü  Cell-mediated response;  (cytotoxic T-lymphocytes), Cells target and destroy

                                     “foreign” cells

·         The major components of the immune system:

                   Lymph system, Thymus, Spleen, Bone marrow, White blood cells (5 types),


·         Consequences of Immune System Failure :  3 examples

·         One Disease of the Immune System

·         How Vaccination works

·         How to Keep your Immune System Healthy

·         Two interesting facts about the Immune System

·         Concept map of the human immune system




  • Project must be completed on 1 regular size poster board- provided

  • Each group must use at least 3 foldables of your choice- examples posted in classroom; paper provided

  • Presentation Boards must be neat, organized and creative

  • Typing of information is allowed but not required

  • Use diagrams for illustrating "lymphoid organs"; All diagrams must be hand drawn

  • No colored markers





Pathogen/Immune System Concept Map 


Immune System Concept Map

Blood Cells

Blood cells


A weakened form of the disease germ is injected into the body.  The body makes antibodies to fight these invaders. If actual disease germs ever attack the body, the antibodies will still be there to destroy them.





  Internet Resources


Blood Cells

Bone Marrow

Cell Mediated Immunity

Failure of the Immune System

Immune System Facts

Humoral Immunity

Immune System

Immune System- Overview

Immune System Animation 1

Immune System Animation 2  Scroll down page to find

Immune System Defender Game

Inflammatory Reponse  Watch the movie.

List of Autoimmune Diseases

Lymph System - includes animation



Thymus, Spleen, Bone Marrow      



White Blood Cells - What they are; What they do.   

Immune System Facts Powerpoint