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Ch 7: ScienceFusion The Human Body Unit 2.1: The Immune System

About This Chapter

The Immune System chapter of this ScienceFusion The Human Body Companion Course helps students learn the essential lessons associated with the immune system. Each of these simple and fun video lessons is about five minutes long and is sequenced to align with the Immune System textbook chapter.

How It Works:

  • Identify the lessons in the ScienceFusion Immune System chapter with which you need help.
  • Find the corresponding video lessons with this companion course chapter.
  • Watch fun videos that cover the immune system topics you need to learn or review.
  • Complete the quizzes to test your understanding.
  • If you need additional help, rewatch the videos until you've mastered the material or submit a question for one of our instructors.

Students will learn:

  • Kinds of pathogens
  • The body's external and internal defenses
  • Kinds of white blood cells
  • Immunity types
  • Vaccination
  • Immunotherapy
  • Immunodeficiency and autoimmune diseases

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6 Lessons in Chapter 7: ScienceFusion The Human Body Unit 2.1: The Immune System
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Pathogens and Disease: Definitions, Types & Causes

1. Pathogens and Disease: Definitions, Types & Causes

There are many different types of pathogens and many problems they cause. This lesson will teach you about four main types of pathogens, examples of each, and what problems they cause.

The Body's Defense System: Internal & External Defenses

2. The Body's Defense System: Internal & External Defenses

This lesson examines external and internal defense systems. Learn how your body defends itself both internally and externally with mucus, saliva, stomach acid, antibodies and more.

How the Human Immune System Works

3. How the Human Immune System Works

Your immune system protects you against microorganisms that could make you sick. It is made up of an army of white blood cells that work together to recognize and destroy the bad guys. Learn how your immune system and immunizations work.

What is Immunity? - Definition & Types

4. What is Immunity? - Definition & Types

This lesson will introduce immunity and define what immunity is and what it does. The lesson will also identify the different types of immunity and what they involve.

Vaccination and Immunotherapy

5. Vaccination and Immunotherapy

This lesson will discuss the basics of how diseases can be prevented or treated using our own immune system's components. We'll talk about vaccination and immunotherapy as well as some specific examples, such as the BCG vaccine, monoclonal antibodies, and more.

Effects of Compromised Immune System

6. Effects of Compromised Immune System

Your immune system helps keep you healthy by protecting you from all sorts of diseases and other microscopic dangers. But when your immune system doesn't function properly, it has a hard time doing its job, and you're likely to get very sick.

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