Immune System

The immune system is what keeps us healthy in spite of the many organisms and substances that can do us harm. Explore how our bodies are designed to prevent potentially harmful objects from getting inside, and what happens when bacteria, viruses, fungi or other foreign organisms or substances breach these barriers.



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The immune response poster

Colour and grey scale versions of the poster show the cells, components and their interactions in the non-specific and specific immune response.

What’s that component?

These downloadable cards showing individual components of the immune system are useful for revision. Great for playing a  twenty questions type game.

Components of the immune system

Use this presentation in conjunction with the poster to discuss and understand the role of the components of the immune system.

An introduction to the immune system

What is the immune system and how does it know you are you?