6.3 Defence against Infectious Disease

BioKnowledgy Presentation on 6.3 defense against infectious disease from Chris Paine

In Crash Course Biology #32 – Your Immune System: Natural Born Killer, Hank tells us about the team of deadly ninja assassins that is tasked with protecting our bodies from all the bad guys that want to kill us – also known as our immune system.

PATHOGENS

The Germ Theory – a 4m 39s TEDEd lesson.

Virus trading cards from Tabletop Whale.

CLOTTING

A simple clotting animation from Footprints Science. How does blood clot – a 2m video from eMedTV. – and here the process of blood clotting. Here is a game on Blood clotting factors.

INNATE IMMUNITY

Phagocytosis videos: here and here

AQUIRED IMMUNITY

Antibody production – a 1m video.

ANTIBIOTICS

Antibiotics – seven wonders of the microbe world – 4m 30s video. Penicillin – the magic bullet (a 3m video), and here is the Rise of the Superbug – Antibiotic-Resistant Bacteria: Dr. Karl Klose. The wonder drug – an old video.

Antibotics don’t work on viruses. Here is how a virus invades a cell in Flu Attack!

HIV / AIDS

HIV and AIDS, a 7m video. Fantastic animated tutorials from McGraw Hill Education – HIV replication (how a retrovirus replicates) & how the HIV infection cycle works – and an animated, narrated tutorial on the life cycle of HIV which also includes a quiz (from Sinauer Associates). All in more detail than we need. Why it’s so hard to cure HIV/AIDS (a TED-Ed lesson).

Mr W sings I’m a Virus!:

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