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Body Systems Series:  VII - The Immune System

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This podcast is part of the series: Body Systems Series


Lauren Haslam


Jacksonville High School, Jacksonville City Schools


Explore the immune system of the human body with an overview about white blood cells, viruses, and bacteria.  Appropriate for grades 6-12.


Length: 03:22

Content Areas: Science

Alabama Course of Study Alignments and/or Professional Development Standard Alignments:

SC (9-12) Anatomy and Physiology Elective
1. Use appropriate anatomical terminology.
Examples: proximal, superficial, medial, supine, superior, inferior, anterior, posterior
SC (9-12) Anatomy and Physiology Elective
15. Identify physiological effects and components of the immune system.
  • Contrasting active and passive immunity
  • Evaluating the importance of vaccines
  • Recognizing disorders and diseases of the immune system
  • Examples: acquired immunodeficiency syndrome (AIDS), acute lymphocytic leukemia
    SC2015 (9-12) Human Anatomy and Physiology
    9. Develop and use a model to explain how the organs of the respiratory system function.
    a. Engage in argument from evidence describing how environmental (e.g., cigarette smoke, polluted air) and genetic factors may affect the respiratory system, possibly leading to pathological conditions (e.g., cystic fibrosis).


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