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The immune system and vaccination

In this workshop students will develop their understanding of the role the immune system plays in protecting the body from pathogens, the types of vaccines and how they protect the body from pathogens​ and recognise the importance of vaccination in stopping pathogen spread and providing herd immunity. This workshop includes an experimental activity suitable for both a classroom and individual students. Click on the links to download the documents.


School workshop

For the delivery of a classroom workshop, including an interactive experiment with whole class participation, for children aged 11-14, you will need:


Home school teaching

To deliver this (slightly adapted version) as a home schooling activity to a smaller group/individual child aged 11-14, you will need:


The immune system & vaccination has been developed by science communication professional Victoria Easton.