Overview of the Immune System – An Online Activity
This activity introduces students to the immune system, its key players and various immune
Learning Objectives:
1. List the various players of the immune system
2. Explore the role of each of the key components of the human immune system.
Time required:
30-40 min depending on learning time and discussions
Educational Standards
A. Common Core
a. Key Ideas and Details
i. RST.9-10.3
ii. RST.11-12.3
b. Craft and Structure
i. RST.9-10.4
ii. RST.11-12.4
B. Next Generation Science Standards
a. Practices
i. 2. Developing and using models
ii. 4. Analyzing and Interpreting Data
b. Crosscutting Concepts
i. 2. Cause and effect
ii. 3. Scale, proportion and quantity
iii. 4. Systems and system models
iv. 6. Structure and function
c. Disciplinary Core Ideas
i. LS1: From Molecules to Organisms: Structures and Processes
ii. LS2.A: Interdependent Relationships in Ecosystems
iii. LS4: Biological Evolution: Unity and Diversity
C. Advanced Placement Biology - Essential Knowledge (EK), Learning Objectives (LO),
Science Practices (SP)
a. EK 2.D.3
i. LO 2.28, SP 1.4
b. EK 2.D.4
i. LO 2.29, SP 1.1, 1.2
ii. LO 2.30, SP 1.1, 1.2
This activity is based on the educational contents included in the website. Use of
the website is pretty straightforward. The answer to all the questions are included in the website
Developed as part of the RCSB Collaborative Curriculum Development Program 2015