The Vaccine Makers Project: The Adaptive Immune System

Students learn about the specific nature of responses generated by the adaptive immune system.

Activities focus on the cells, molecules and processes of the adaptive immune system. A concluding activity has students create a metaphor that describes how the adaptive immune system works.

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  • What are the key features and processes of the adaptive immune system?
  • How does the adaptive immune system differ from the innate immune system?

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Biology, Health & Medicine, Microbiology
High School, Educator

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